We think it's going to happen sooner than later; Mag Lev trains delivering people and goods very quickly to their destinations. It's a fascinating technology that already has adoption in Japan, China, and several other countries. In todays presentation, Mark Hoff will provide us with insight into how Magnetic Levitation works, what the current status is on bringing it into the mainstream, non-transportation uses of Mag Lev, and what the future holds. We will view some videos, listen to a presentation, and have some good discussion. Join us for this interesting event![Image by Antonín Ryska (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons] Read More
Hyperloop: The Reality
Do you like going fast? San Francisco to Los Angeles in about an hour....How does that sound? Hold on to your hats. We are almost on the brink of witnessing a unique, born in the USA method of transportation that will fulfill the desires of both business and recreational travelers. It's called Hyperloop; one of Elon Musk's pet projects. In our March 16, 2017 EGG meeting, Mark Hoff will provide interesting info on how Hyperloop works, what's the status of the project, what the goals are and a bunch of other fun stuff. Please join us!
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The Power Of Direct Current: A New Energy Paradigm
Do you know that our electrical power infrastructure almost got designed using DC (Direct Current) rather than AC (Alternating Current)? There were definitely pros and cons and it appears the pros won out. Today, there is talk about the merits of switching over to DC. There is a lot of history behind this and some interesting technical twists and turns. Join us at our March 9, 2017 EGG meeting to learn about what is going on the DC vs AC battle and some possible insight into where it is heading. Read More
Videos & Discussion On California's Sustainability And Water Challenges
There are plenty of sustainability and water issues that need to be fixed here in California. The choice is to just take what the legislature gives us as solutions or to drive the solutions from grass roots efforts from the ground up. Join us on March 02, 2017 and be a part of creating solutions that make sense. We will watch some interesting videos and have some roundtable discussion. Read More
Magnetic Levitation concepts are in common use today. Todays presentation will cover the following areas:
- What is Magnetic Levitation (Mag Lev)? - The Math Involved or "Theorem, Theorem, Who's Got The Theorem" - Magnetic Levitation: Two Short Tutorials - Mag Lev Trains - The Future of Magnetic Levitation - Discussion
We will view several videos and a lot of information will be provided to quench your thirst for Magnetic Levitation. Please join us for this interesting and informative presentation!
Today (March 02, 2017) we will take a break from our formal presentations and have an informal session viewing videos and discussing California's sustainability and water challenges. With so many issues and problems begging to be solved, it is a great opportunity to communicate your solutions and begin the work to make progress in these areas.
Join us in this session where you can make a difference!
Hyperloop is a new high speed form of travel and transport referred to as The Fifth Mode of Transportation. This presentation will provide an overview of the technology. We will watch some videos to get a better idea of what Hyperloop is and how it is being developed. We will highlight who will be the first to implement a significant Hyperloop longer than 50 miles, and watch their new two minute infomercial. Discussion will follow the videos.
The status of the Bay Delta Tunnels seems to be constantly in a state of flux due to the many circumstances tugging at it. This week it is a critical situation at the Oroville Dam which just might put the Delta Tunnels at a very low priority. In recent weeks it was the possibility of little Federal assistance based on the unfriendliness of the current administration. Plus, there have been a number of unethical actions by the involved southern valley water districts. So what does all this mean? In the February 23, 2017 presentation you will learn some of the history of the California Water Infrastructure and the history behind the Water Fix and the Delta Tunnels project. We we wook at various events that have led up to where we are at now. I will go over the pros and cons, the opponents and proponents, and alternative plans.
Please join us for this informative and interesting session.
In the 1880’s, there was a “war” on whether electricity should be supplied as alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC), and the former won. So why is there now a renewed interest in DC? Come join us to learn about the present case for DC, and a groundbreaking initiative – the dc Project in Denver, Colorado. We shall view a video on the April 2016 Sustainability Series event at The Alliance Center in downtown Denver, focusing on the building's direct current (DC) microgrid conversion. We will start viewing the video at 8:15 a.m so please arrive by that time to see the full video!
Thursday Morning Meeting, Mar. 09, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetup site.
Many people understand the importance of conserving water and converting their lawns to water efficient gardens, but often balk at the perceived complexity, cost, and time commitments of such conversion. There is a "knowledge gap" here - how to put in that great landscape after the turf is removed. This presentation will illustrate, with two actual projects, that building a water efficient garden can be easy, quick, and cost-effective. When more and more conversions are done like this, the knowledge gap might be gradually closed, and more water efficient gardens will be built.
Please join us for this very interesting presentation.
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The Agrihood Project, which is destined to be located right near the corner of Stevens Creek Blvd and Winchester in Santa Clara needs your help to ensure the project proceeds in the right direction! Please read on and get involved! Read More
This is going to be an important meeting. If you cannot show up to vocalize your opposition to the WaterFix/Delta Tunnels Plan, then you can send in your comments to be read out load. Join us! Read More
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