New XPrizes to Focus on Alzheimer’s, Clean Air, Cybersecurity, Democracy and Zero Waste Mining

October 16, 2017 – The XPrize, a competition that tackles global issues and provides substantial cash prizes to individuals and companies to address them, is moving from getting ... Continue Reading →

CRISPR Takes on Messenger RNA to End Huntington’s Disease and ALS

October 15, 2017 – The DNA editing tool known as CRISPR is about to tackle the creator of aberrant proteins that lead to Huntington’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ... Continue Reading →

The Disruption of the Automotive Industry Represents a Significant 21st Century Change

October 14, 2017 – Technological innovation has always played the role of significant disruptor in almost every aspect of our human civilization. So it shouldn’t be too ... Continue Reading →

Is Blockchain Ready for Banking Prime-time?

October 13, 2017 – Blockchain, the cloud-based open ledger associated with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin is increasingly being tested to see if it can handle the business volumes ... Continue Reading →

Is the World Getting Better?

October 12, 2017 – Just got back from a week away with my wife, daughter, and son-in-law, visiting family in Atlanta, Georgia. Happy to say there were no mass shootings while ... Continue Reading →

Baseload Renewables’ Goal to Take Carbon Out of the Energy Equation for Good

October 3, 2017 – A Massachusetts Institute of Technology spinoff hopes to create battery storage technology capable of replacing fossil fuel-based power as the primary source ... Continue Reading →

Potential Lithium Battery Game Changer – Water Salt

October 2, 2017 – Lithium’s advantages as a battery medium are many. It is a very light metal. It retains electric charges well and during discharge and recharge isn’t ... Continue Reading →

How Climate Change May Change Our Behaviour

September 30, 2017 – We are already seeing behavioural change as we humans come to grips with the science of climate change. As an observing and reasoning species, the range ... Continue Reading →

Two New Visions for Humans on Mars

September 29, 2017 – At the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, this week, SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, and one of his corporate rivals, Lockheed Martin ... Continue Reading →

New Energy From Old Gas Wells is 100% Renewable

September 28, 2017 – A Calgary-based energy company is teaming up with Hinton, Alberta in what may become a common new practice in places where fossil fuels were extracted in ... Continue Reading →