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Microbes in Extreme Environments Evolve Faster Says Study

September 2, 2014 – What seems absolutely reasonable is apparently true. Expose microbes to extreme environments and those that survive evolve and adapt more rapidly. A study ... Continue Reading →
Opportunity Mars August 2014 panorama

How Do You Reformat the Drive on a Martian Rover?

September 1, 2014 – A labour of love is about to be carried out by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) involving Opportunity, the ten-year veteran Martian rover. It seems fitting ... Continue Reading →

A Conversation About Vanishing Islands Before a Baseball Game

August 31, 2014 – As we waited for the gate to open for the Buffalo Bisons-Pawtucket Red Sox baseball game last week on the last evening of our vacation, I noticed a gentleman ... Continue Reading →
Canadian Oil Production 2010 to 2025

Canadian Provincial Premiers Decide on a National Energy Strategy that Includes Climate Change Action

August 30, 2014 – In a rare display of unanimity Canada’s provincial leaders at their annual conference have outlined a national energy strategy. That strategy includes ... Continue Reading →
U-boat Museum 2

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is All About the Past

August 29, 2014 – It is an inspiration to see the technological marvels that have gotten us to where we are today. And a great place to see this is Chicago’s Museum of Science ... Continue Reading →
space elevator

Crowdfunding a Space Elevator – Welcome to LiftPort

August 28, 2014 – Back from an enjoyable vacation that included a visit to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, which I promise to write about in the next few days. ... Continue Reading →
Australian southwest getting drier

New Australian Climate Model Confirms Anthropogenic Reasons for Decreased Precipitation

August 17, 2014 – It seems that climate change is really picking on Australia in a big way. Scientists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have ... Continue Reading →
Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

Proposed Oil Sands Pipeline Not Carbon Neutral According to New Analysis

August 16, 2014 – In a debate that has raged on both sides of the 49th parallel, whether to build or mothball the Keystone XL oil pipeline remains a hot topic. Canada has sent ... Continue Reading →
A four-dimensional cosmic burp

Did Our Universe Pop Out of a Black Hole?

August 16, 2014 – The Perimeter Institute in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, has proposed in recent discussions among its faculty focused on cosmology, that the Big Bang may have ... Continue Reading →
Stealth motorbike under wraps

Developing a Stealth Motorcycle – Do You Need to Ask Why?

August 15, 2014 – Today’s guest blogger is Heidi Cardenas, whose topic is stealth technology, and in particular the U.S. Department of Defense’ project to develop ... Continue Reading →