For most of the developed world, a flick of a switch brings the lights, television, computer, and dozens of other gadgets and appliances to life without question. This seemingly simple luxury, however, masks a complex network of interactions between a variety of suppliers and services, both public and private. Communication between these entities is complicated -- but smart grid technology attempts to make it more effective, more interactive, and ultimately, more efficient.
Imagine how convenient it would be if two-thirds of the Earth's surface was covered with a readily available, nonpolluting fuel source. With the discoveries being made in regards to salt water fuel, you may not have to imagine much longer. In 2003, John Kanzius serendipitously discovered a way to burn salt water. How would salt water fuel impact the world?
If you've ever walked the New York City streets in July, you've experienced the misery of this phenomenon. Why do cities heat up like furnaces while surrounding rural areas remain cooler?