Act of war: a reality game?

"Secretly, a group of oil owners known as the Consortium is funding an international terrorist organization to destabilize the global economy and take advantage of the rising price of black gold ..." Here is the summary of Act of War: Direct Action, a recently released strategy video game. Sénario and careful realization, here are the [...]

The cheap oil era ...

by Yves Cochet Daily or weekly fluctuations in the price of a barrel of crude on the New York market are due to a multitude of very different factors of origin and scope. Commentators usually cite OPEC flows, the state of American trading stocks, the weather, speculators, terrorism, the weakness of the [...]

ITER: Much ado about nothing?

By Claude Allègre The installation in Cadarache of the nuclear fusion reactor would be bad news for our research The president proudly announced that France would beat Japan and obtain the site of the experimental reactor of the future, which would be installed in Cadarache (Bouches-du-Rhône). And everyone to rejoice, especially in [...]

CFLs and environment

Publication of a document on the environmental impact of energy saving light bulbs. Excerpt: "Newer, more compact lamps with luminous properties adapted to domestic lighting have made their breakthrough in recent years in the homes.All these light sources use a very small dose of metallic mercury, enclosed in the envelope [...]

Light bulbs and environment

Here is a brief study on the environmental impact of new energy saving bulbs'energy.

Key words: light bulbs, economy, energy, pollution, electricity, compact fluorescents, waste, treatment, impact, nature


Fluorescent tubes, improperly called "neon tubes", compact fluorescent lamps and high-intensity discharge lamps (for public lighting) belong [...]

Solar installations for everyone

Solarstrom AG of Freiburg im Breisgau, together with the Berlin-based company Solon, will install by the end of the year the largest solar field in the world north of Wurzburg (north of Bavaria). A total of 1500 small solar power plants, from a power of 7 to 10 kilowatts, will be installed on an area of ​​77 hectares. [...]