sycophant:’s Word of the Day

Word of the Day – sycophant: a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite. at


“Powering Civilization”

NOVA – Official Website | Treasures of the Earth: Power:

Another excellent episode, another reminder of why i used to love watching PBS and why i should go back to watching more.

Loved the bit talking about how at any one time on a daily basis, the sun hits the Earth with around 100 terrawatts of energy. 

Edit: The episode also provides evidence of how the 21st century may be “China’s Century” — they are pioneering research into alternative energy generation and storage. All while we have private industry in this country using every means to block research, using “Jobs!” as an excuse to hold back markets.