Humai's vision

Reinventing Afterlife – AI Company on a Mission to Bring You Back After You Die

November 27, 2015 – This sounds like science fiction at its spookiest but a Los Angeles-based artificial intelligence company called Humai, short for Human Resurrection Through ... Continue Reading →
Mosquito (Culicidae sp) feeding, close-up

Genetic Genie to be Let Out of the Bottle or Permanently Stoppered

November 26, 2015 – Genome editing tools are about to make an enormous impact on the environment. Just in the last few days the Food and Drug Administration in the United States ... Continue Reading →
Blue Origin Blue Shepard launch vehicle

Blue Origin Joins Space X in Race to Produce Reusable Rockets

November 25, 2015 – Yesterday in Van Horn, Texas, Blue Origin launched and recovered its New Shepard launch vehicle. Unlike the Space X Grasshopper experiments involving a modified ... Continue Reading →
NASA monitors global mean temperatures

I’m Blown Away by People Who Believe that Climate Change is a Hoax

November 25, 2015 – Yesterday while walking my dog I entered into a conversation with a neighbour on the subject of climate change. He began by stating, “Do you really believe ... Continue Reading →
costa rica ecotourism

Costa Rica – A Laboratory for Deep De-Carbonization

November 24, 2015 – When Costa Rica submitted its carbon reduction plans to the United Nations in advance of COP 21 at the end of this month, the country described itself as “a ... Continue Reading →
brainandcomputer interface

Peter Diamandis on Brain-Machine Interfaces

November 24, 2015 – The most recent mind sharing from Peter Diamandis is truly about the mind and how technology interacts with it today and what’s coming down the pipe. ... Continue Reading →

Electric and Hybrid Don’t Necessarily Mean Green

November 23, 2015 – First time guest blogger, Sam Lewis, is a freelance writer who contributes to several international media outlets. He holds a degree in journalism, and is ... Continue Reading →
[AquaBounty salmon (rear) have an added growth hormone gene from the Chinook salmon to a normal Atlantic salmon (front) that results in a transeni salmon that grown to market size in about half the time as a normal salmon- 16 to 18 months rather than three years. (Photo courtesy AquaBounty/MCT)] *** [] ** HOY OUT, TCN OUT **

GMO Salmon Receives United States FDA Approval

November 23, 2015 – An update to a posting that appeared here on Christmas Day 2012 concerns the AquAdvantage Fish, a genetically modified Atlantic salmon that incorporates growth ... Continue Reading →
Phosphorus atom quantum entanglement

Quantum Computing in the News This Week

November 22, 2015 – Vancouver’s D-Wave continues to be the quantum computing pioneer. Among its early adopters are Google, NASA and Lockheed-Martin. Each D-Wave quantum ... Continue Reading →
Micra TPS pacemaker

Update on Miniature Cardiac Pacemakers – Successful Clinical Trial Bodes Well for Heart Patients

November 21, 2015 – Back in December 2013 I posted a blog about the Micra TPS, the world’s smallest pacemaker. At the time the first successful human implant had been done ... Continue Reading →