Hambach Forest

Deutsch Near Cologne in Germany the Hambach Forest had been occupied by protesters and cleared by the police, in order to promote further destruction of landsacape for the extraction of Lignite. This energy form is just outdated and it is a good idea to get rid of it as soon as possible. Arnold Schwarzenegger brought […]

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Explosion in Fertilizer Plant in Texas

Deutsch In April 2013 an explosion happened in a fertilizer production plant in Texas which had huge impact. It looks like it was ammonium nitrate which exploded. This is used for producing fertilizer. But it is also quite explosive and can be used in pure form or mixed with other substances as explosive. The worst […]

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Why Aluminum Recycling matters

This is an English translation of the German article Aluminiumrecycling. Why is aluminum recycling so important? aluminum (or aluminium) is occurring on the earth surface in chemically bound forms and it is the third most frequent element in the crust of the earth, after oxygen and silicon. So other than the lanthanides it is not […]

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Draining with Osmosis

For a change I am writing this about a non-railroad issue. It is the English translation of the German article Entwässerung mit Osmose. Osmosis is described quite well in Wikipedia. In short, mixing of salt solutions with different concentrations sets free some energy. For example when mixing fresh water with sea water, this energy is […]

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