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NSI Book Event and Nuclear Fusion

I was very pleased to hear that Mike Daniels’ presentation at UCSD’s Rady School on our book Names, Numbers, and Network Solutions was well attended. My wife Betty was able to make it, and she tells me that Mike did a good job explaining NSI’s role in the commercialization of the Internet, and the importance […]

There was an article in Sunday’s San Diego Union Tribune about a smaller, transportable nuclear reactor that is currently being designed by General Atomics in hopes of winning a portion of the $452 million set aside by the Department of Energy for development of new compact reactor technology. According to the article, GA will take […]

If you have been following this blog, you know that the Foundation for Enterprise Development recently released a new film about Employee Ownership titled We the Owners. My daughter Mary Ann Beyster recently returned from a successful trip to Europe to promote the film within a variety of universities and business groups. The FED has […]

Algae and Biofuels, Happy Thanksgiving

I recently learned that the University of Michigan College of Engineering has made a breakthrough in converting algae into a usable form of biofuel. According to the report I read, the process involves subjecting the algae to high temperatures for exactly one minute. This results in the conversion of 65 percent of the algae into […]

I was pleased to get an update recently on an algal biofuels research project being led by Professor Phillip Savage of the University of Michigan Chemical Engineering department. According to the update, Professor Savage and his team have been successfully exploring and developing ways of converting wet algal biomass to liquid transportation fuels. Their primary […]

I wish everyone well in the Washington DC area after the devastating storm that passed through this past Friday evening. It is my understanding that at least 17 people were killed and more than 1.3 million homes and businesses in the Washington area were left without power as a result of the storm, which blew […]


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