Waiting For The World To Catch Up To His Brain

By Garvin Thomas
|  Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012  |  Updated 5:54 PM PDT
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Forty years ago, Livermore National Laboratory Scientist Dr. Dick Post co-wrote an article about the potential of using flywheel technology to store large amounts of energy. At the time the technology and materials didn't exist to make it a reality. They do now.

Forty years ago, Livermore National Laboratory Scientist Dr. Dick Post co-wrote an article about the potential of using flywheel technology to store large amounts of energy. At the time the technology and materials didn't exist to make it a reality. They do now.

Forty years ago, Livermore National Laboratory scientist Dr. Dick Post co-wrote an article outlining the potential of flywheel technology as a way to store large amounts of energy (as opposed to, for example, using batteries).

At the time, neither the technology nor the materials existed to make the flywheels he imagined.

Dr. Post never wavered in his belief that he was right, though. After enduring four decades of fits and starts, of skeptics and obstacles, his vision is finally becoming a reality.

Garvin Thomas has the story of one remarkable, patient, scientist. You can watch it at top of this article.

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