The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Monday, September 16, 2002

Nanotubes could reduce CO2 emissions

A team led by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University said Monday that carbon nanotubes, which are straw-like structures with walls a single atom thick, could filter gases much more quickly than current systems.

And let me assure you that I couldn't even begin to explain to you how these things work -- way over my head.

Here's what's for sure: if these nanotubes could delivber anywhere near what their developers are promising, then compaies which can mass-produce emissions control systems based on them are going to do very well indeed, especially with the new realities of the Kyoto treaty coming into effect in most of the advanced industrial nations.

Remember, this greenhouse-gas restricted future is an opportunity for the right business; it's the dinosaur industries that have to worry.
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