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Panasonic ToughPad FZ-Q1 is a 12.5 inch semi-rugged Windows tablet for $1000 and up

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Panasonic’s ToughBook and ToughPad line of ruggedized laptops and tablets are designed for use in industrial, outdoors, or other environments where a regular computer might not survive the kind of abuse it would be exposed to. But they tend to be pretty expensive. Now Panasonic is offering a slightly more affordable option for customers that […]

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Why James Hansen Is Wrong About Nuclear Power

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mdsolar writes: Climatologist James Hansen argued last month, "Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change." He is wrong. As the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and International Energy Agency (IEA) explained in a major report last year, in the best-case scenario, nuclear power can play a modest, but important, role in avoiding catastrophic global warming if it can solve its various nagging problems — particularly high construction cost — without sacrificing safety. Hansen and a handful of other climate scientists I also greatly respect — Ken Caldeira, Tom Wigley, and Kerry Emanuel — present a mostly handwaving argument in which new nuclear power achieves and sustains an unprecedented growth rate for decades. The one quantitative "illustrative scenario" they propose — "a total requirement of 115 reactors per year to 2050 to entirely decarbonise the global electricity system" — is far beyond what the world ever sustained during the nuclear heyday of the 1970s, and far beyond what the overwhelming majority of energy experts, including those sympathetic to the industry, think is plausible.

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