Desalination for South Africa

The drought in the Western Cape has caused thought to be given to how the water supply can be increased. With available surface water being a finite resource there are basically only two possible solutions to effectively augmenting that supply, the repeated recycling of waste water or desalination. To these two can almost be added… Continue reading Desalination for South Africa


Cars, Trains, Boats and Speed

Reverting to my bemoaning the slow advances of road and air transport in the last 50 years in an earlier blog (Electric Vehicle Thoughts) you may have heard of the death of Peugeot designer Gérard Welter. With Michel Meunier he set up Welter Racing. When they entered Le Mans in 1988 with the Group C… Continue reading Cars, Trains, Boats and Speed

Smartphone Batteries Charging / Solar Charging

I thought the days of fully discharging batteries before recharging and worrying about memory effect were over with the advent of lithium-ion batteries. That is until I read a recent report on dispelling the notion that everything was now much simpler. The following summarises the views of some who could be seen as experts. Princeton… Continue reading Smartphone Batteries Charging / Solar Charging