Mad Like Tesla: Underdog Inventors and Their Relentless Pursuit of Clean Energy

Mad Like Tesla: Underdog Inventors and Their Relentless Pursuit of Clean Energy


Climate switch options so loopy they only could paintings! A look for the modern Nikola Tesla - thought of a mad scientist via his society for predicting worldwide warming greater than a hundred years in the past - fuels this research of weather concerns, which introduces thinkers and inventors who're operating to discover attainable methods out of the strength difficulty. From Louis Michaud, a retired refinery engineer who claims we will be able to harness the strength of artificial tornadoes, to a professor and a businessman who're operating a firm that genetically modifies algae so it may secrete ethanol obviously, those contributors and their unorthodox equipment are profiled via first-person interviews, exposing the social, financial, monetary, and private boundaries that hinder them from making an impression with their principles. the prevailing nation of eco-friendly strength applied sciences, akin to sunlight, wind, biofuels, shrewdpermanent grid, and effort garage, is usually explored, making a feel of desire opposed to a backdrop of weather dread.

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