Taipei Acer Meeting

Taipei Acer Meeting

On 4 January 2017, PHE Researcher Iddo Wernick delivered the keynote address ‘Creating a circular economy: The challenges and opportunities presented by Technology Metals for future business‘ kicking off a conference on the topic of Sustainable Resource Management organized by Acer Inc., in Taipei, Taiwan.  Iddo also gave a talk on ‘Conflict Minerals and Tantalum’ from the perspective of Supply Chain managers in the electronics industry.  Below are some pictures of the event.

Nuclear Density

We post “Power Density and the Nuclear Opportunity” by Jesse H. Ausubel.  The talk is adapted from the keynote address to the Nuclear Power Council, Electric Power Research Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, 3 September 2015.  Thanks to EPRI’s Neil Wilmshurst for the opportunity to develop and present the talk.

Self Sinking Capsules

We post (belatedly) Self-sinking capsules to investigate Earth’s interior and dispose of radioactive waste, Jesse H. Ausubel, Seminar presentation delivered 26 July 2011, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Program of Study in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.  Jesse and 2011 summer intern Catherine Fisher carried out this work.

Making Nature Useless

On November 5 Iddo Wernick and Jesse Ausubel participated together with colleagues from the Breakthrough Institute in the seminar at Resources for the Future (RFF) in Washington DC titled Making Nature Useless? Global Resource Trends, Innovation, and Implications for Conservation. Iddo presented work on century-long trends in USA resource use, Making Nature Useless: Relative Dematerialization & Absolute Peaks. 

We also post Jesse’s brief (3-page) prepared remarks, On Useless Nature, subsequently published in RealClearScience (18 Sept 2015).

Some coverage at

Cars and Civilization

As part of the William and Myrtle Harris Lectureship in Science and Civilization, Jesse presented a lecture entitled ‘Cars and Civilization‘ at the California Institute of Technology on 30 April 2014.