Gizmos & Gadgets: Applying Origami to Robotics Has Significant Advantages

March 25, 2017 – Transformers are toys that change from cars into bipedal machines. They make for great movies and toys. But there is another side to the idea behind them. What ... Continue Reading →

Facts and Evidence Matter in Confronting Climate Crisis States David Suzuki

March 24, 2017 – I frequently receive emails from the David Suzuki Foundation. The content that follows is one I felt worth sharing with those who visit this blog site regularly. ... Continue Reading →

What Will Our Homes Look Like by the Year 2100?

March 23, 2017 – With today’s posting we welcome back Susan Finch, a freelance writer who has provided content here on three previous occasions. Susan writes about small ... Continue Reading →

Latest Laptop Ban on Flights from Middle East and African Origins May Create Fire in the Hold Threat

March 22, 2017 – Sometimes I think that the new Trump administration is really a Marx Brothers’ comedy sketch. See the 1932 film, Duck Soup, if you want to get my drift. ... Continue Reading →

WMO, Doctors and Climate Scientists See Trump Presidency as a Climate Change Disaster

March 21, 2017 – It is spring in the Northern Hemisphere starting today, a beautiful day here in Toronto where I live. That’s the local weather and not the global climate ... Continue Reading →

Dubai is Going to Have the First 3D-Printed Skyscraper

March 20, 2017 – It appears 3D printing has moved from the industrial workbench and home hobbyist to the world of large-scale building construction. No longer are we to be impressed ... Continue Reading →

Will We Shrink in Size as the Earth Warms Up?

March 18, 2017 – When you take a baby out on a cold winter morning you layer the clothes on for him or her more than for yourself. Why? Because smaller warm-blooded creatures ... Continue Reading →

CO2 from Aircraft Only One Part of the Industry’s Greenhouse Gas Problem

March 18, 2017 – Last October I posted information here about an agreement by 191 country members of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to adopt a carbon emission ... Continue Reading →

Google Project Sunroof Coverage Expands to All 50 States

March 17, 2017 – Back in 2015, I wrote about the launch of a Google initiative to assess the solar capacity of the roofs across the United States. At the time Project Sunroof ... Continue Reading →

New Implant Could Reverse Blindness Caused by Macular Degeneration and Retinitis Pigmentosa

March 17, 2017 – Nanovision Biosciences, a San Diego and La Jolla startup spun out of University of California San Diego (UCSD), has invented a high-resolution retinal implant ... Continue Reading →