http://www.ornl.gov/info/press_releases/get_press_release.cfm?ReleaseNumber=mr20110209-00OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 9, 2011 — A BMI Corp. SmartTruck technology that could save 1.5 billion gallons of diesel fuel and $5 billion in fuel costs per year has hit the road in record time in part because of simulations performed on the nation's most powerful supercomputer at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
While South Carolina-based BMI Corp. has just won an industry award from Heavy Duty
Trucking magazine, the real winners could be trucking companies and the environment. With installation of BMI's SmartTruck UnderTray System to improve the aerodynamics of 18-wheeler (Class 8) long-haul trucks, the typical big rig can achieve fuel savings of between 7 and 12 percent, easily meeting the new California Air Resources Board mandate that calls for a minimum mileage improvement of 5 percent.
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Gokul, you're not going to want to hear this, but most people won't know what the DOE IS. I'm not being trite; this is a fallacy I see among intelligent people who surround themselves with other intelligent people; the, "Every schoolboy should know this!" fallacy. It's not that you're wrong in principle, but in practice people are FAR more ignorant and apathetic than you're giving them credit for. Sad, but very true.I wouldn't be surprised if most of the people that have been calling for the gutting, or even disbandment of the DOE don't have any real idea of what kind of work the DOE does. I would be less surprised if a large number of them think the DOE works primarily on alternative energy research!
wikipedia summarizes it pretty wellHow do you figure that... and do you have a shred of evidence?
I think generalizing from automation to "science" in general is more of a leap than you've provided the grounding for. Beyond that, you're looking at one element of the job situation, and ignoring that the world continues without us. I'm not seeing anything in that wikipedia article to justify the blanket notion that science kills jobs.wikipedia summarizes it pretty well
technology creates so called structural unemployment, and it's always been assumed that less skilled , displaced workers can go to school and aquaire the skills needed to enter a more technical workplace, but nowadays that is not even good enough.
This should read; The bureaucratization of science will bring about more job loss & unemployment.Science will bring about more job loss & unemployment..it's a risk that has to be weighed
Bolding mine. Please post the research that proves this. Do not post again until you post the mainstream peer reviewed studies that back you up.This should read; The bureaucratization of science will bring about more job loss & unemployment.
Recently Democrat Obama dumped an astronomical motherload of "stimulus money" on the DoE ( Democrat Jimmy Carter's origin ), as well as on other of their bureaucratic comrades. The consequences of this will be suffered for many generations.
Obama has nothing to do with this. You've made claims that you haven't backed up. Plus this thread is about future budget cuts. I agree, based on your posts in this thread, that it's best you opt out.Evo.
Obama's monetary policy ( stimulus money dumping ) makes it seem that more capital exists for production than actually exists. There are cases of economic growth, but this is short-term and fortuitous. Malinvestment is what actually occurs. Investment plans will seem feasible in a Obama boom, but will be in error due to a lack of real capital that actual entrepreneurs would have invested, based on a real anticipation of the future.
You and others are getting touchy and seem to have a vested interest in Obama's stimulus, so I'm outta here.
This statement is misleading. The increase in funding of DOE is not astronomical.Recently Democrat Obama dumped an astronomical motherload of "stimulus money" on the DoE ( Democrat Jimmy Carter's origin ), as well as on other of their bureaucratic comrades. The consequences of this will be suffered for many generations.