By John Hawthorne
There always has been and always will be an energy race. No matter the decade, millennium, or generation, humans have always found themselves in search of the next big thing to power their lives.
In antiquity, the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Persians, and Asians managed to build grand civilizations using only manual labor. England became one of the leading forces in the world due in part to its embrace of coal.
Now, as we roll into the 22nd century, people are on the lookout for that new big thing – the magical power source that will supplant electricity and give us an affordable, unlimited way to light up our streets and feed our computers.read more