Gizmos & Gadgets: Insulin Smart Patch Replaces Finger Pricks and Shots for Diabetics

January 23, 2017 – On January 4th an article entitled, “H2O2-Responsive Vesicles Integrated with Transcutaneous Patches for Glucose-Mediated Insulin Delivery“ appeared ... Continue Reading →

Voice and Speech Recognition Go Mainstream Among Computer Interfaces

January 22, 2017 – Based on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month, speech and voice recognition have passed a critical point with word error rates of 6.3%. ... Continue Reading →

21st Century Tipping Points: Will Donald Trump be for the 21st Century what Adolf Hitler was for the 20th?

January 21, 2017 – Last month I posted a blog describing 5 tipping points observed in 2016. Number 5 stated: “Electing a climate change denier to the position of President ... Continue Reading →

U.S. Strategic Plan on Global Change Looks at Geoengineering to Counteract Warming

January 20, 2017 – In the latest United States National Global Change Research Plan 2012-2021 (NGCRP), the first words of the Executive Summary state, “the global environment ... Continue Reading →

Annual Global Risks Report for 2017 Has Extreme Weather Events at the Top of its List

January 19, 2017 – The World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes an annual risks report citing those factors posing the greatest challenge to the global economy. In its 12th edition, ... Continue Reading →

2016 Set a New Milestone for Global Warming

January 18, 2017 – “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.” This quote comes from Ramez Naam‘s book, The Infinite Resource: ... Continue Reading →

Biological Computing is Getting Closer to Reality

January 18, 2017 – Bio-neural gel packs were featured in a number of Star Trek episodes and movies. Back in March of last year I wrote about what was then current research on ... Continue Reading →

We Are Growing Crops in Space But What About Animal Protein?

January 17, 2017 – NASA is experimenting with growing edible plants in space. The first vegetables have already been harvested from the Veggie Plant Growth System on the International ... Continue Reading →

The War Over Climate Change Erupts in the United States

January 16, 2017 – By the end of this week a climate change denier will have replaced an action on climate change person as President of the United States. The world will have ... Continue Reading →

European Research Project Discovers Novel Way of Storing Summer Heat to Warm Homes in Winter

January 15, 2017 – When summer produces heat wouldn’t it be great if we could capture it and use it to warm ourselves through the winter. That’s what researchers at ... Continue Reading →