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What Will New Homes Be Like in the Near Future?

October 22, 2014 – Guest blogger, Susan Finch, seen in the picture below, writes about how homes are changing in the age of the Internet of Things. Susan is a freelance writer ... Continue Reading →
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Who Has a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap? Guess!

October 21, 2014 – Don’t know the answer. Well it’s the people who occupy the biggest building in the world, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Called a “threat ... Continue Reading →
Solar Battery

Ohio State University Invents All-in-One Solar Cell and Battery

October 20, 2014 – A recent edition of the journal Nature Communications, includes an article entitled, Integrating a redox-coupled dye-sensitized photoelectrode into a lithium–oxygen ... Continue Reading →

Why Aren’t Tropical Island Nations Embracing Renewable Energy?

October 18, 2014 – Think about it. Why would a small island nation that gets 300+ sunny days a year and fairly constant ocean winds import coal, oil, diesel or liquid natural ... Continue Reading →

The World is On a Fast Track to Learn About Ebola

October 17, 2014 – With the outbreak in West Africa teetering out of control, and with the first cases showing up outside of Africa, medical teams are on a fast track to understand ... Continue Reading →
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Is Lockheed Martin Pulling Our Chain? – Truck-Sized Fusion Reactors in Less Than a Decade?

October 17, 2014 – In the world of fusion power we have an ongoing technology race between cold and hot fusion. Where traditional science sees cold fusion with dubious eyes, the ... Continue Reading →
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Sustainable Deltas Initiative Shares Tools to Mitigate Submerging Coastlines

October 16, 2014 – The Netherlands, no stranger to coastal flooding, was the launch location for an international program focused on protecting vulnerable deltas worldwide. Announced ... Continue Reading →
Mars One

Huge Holes in Mars One Plan Say MIT Students

October 15, 2014 – I have written several postings about Mars One and have questioned the aggressive timetable and lack of appropriate tested technology to ensure its ambitious ... Continue Reading →
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Can We Engineer Technology That Can Do What Plants Do?

October 14, 2014 – Today our Earth atmospheric composition contains 400 parts per million (ppm) carbon dioxide (CO2). That’s 75 ppm higher than the atmosphere of 1970. The ... Continue Reading →
Workers at construction site of water diversion project in Henan Province. Source: How Hwee Young/EPA

Unintended Consequences Emerge in Chinese River Diversion Project

October 14, 2014 – Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in Canada and a wonderful day to walk through the wetlands south of our apartment here in the heart of Toronto. These wetlands ... Continue Reading →