airline emissions

COP21 Aircraft Greenhouse Gas Omission Addressed by 23 Countries

February 9, 2016 – At the Paris climate talks greenhouse gas emissions from ships and airplanes were discussed but there was no final agreement on a cap. Now 23 countries including ... Continue Reading →
IoT Fridge

Eight 21st Century Emerging Technologies with Unexpected Convergent Consequences

February 8, 2016 – Peter Diamandis talks about what happens when eight different exponential technologies come onto the scene at the same time. In a series of blogs that I will ... Continue Reading →
New Horizons at Pluto

Photonic Technology to Revolutionize Space Telecommunications

February 7, 2016 – In 2020 if all goes according to plan NASA will introduce the first integrated-photonic modem, a device the size of a cell phone that incorporates lasers and ... Continue Reading →
CO2 Solutions Demo Unit

Carbon Capture and Storage Technology Still Hanging Around

February 6, 2016 – Carbon capture and storage or CCS is seen by some to be the technological fix that will help us continue to use fossil fuels to generate energy for the foreseeable ... Continue Reading →
This 2006 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)

Zika and a GMO Solution

February 5, 2016 – The Zika virus has emerged to become a worldwide problem according to the World Health Organization in announcements made in the last week. First discovered ... Continue Reading →

Oil Industry Facing Two Shocks – Falling Prices and Climate Change Action

February 4, 2016 – Back from Costa Rica where my wife and I spent the last two weeks enjoying a country and people who live by the slogan “pura vida” which translates ... Continue Reading →
Peter Diamandis in zero gravity

Are you an entrepreneur with a big idea?

January 31, 2016 – You may have noted that my blog has been silent for the last 11 days. That’s because I am in Costa Rica on vacation. But a call from Peter Diamandis has ... Continue Reading →
Global ocean heat uptake

Ocean Taking the Brunt of Heating from Greenhouse Gas Emissions

January 19, 2016 – Since the 1970s the oceans of the world have been the principal repository for both carbon dioxide and global warming. What started off as surface heating has ... Continue Reading →

Sierra Nevada Joins SpaceX and Orbital as Commercial Resupplier to the ISS

January 18, 2016 – In previous commercial resupply contracts, the Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada’s mini-shuttle had been shut out by NASA. But now the space authority has given ... Continue Reading →
Purdue microbots

Here Come the Microbots

January 17, 2016 – From nanobots that repair diseased tissue in our bodies to tiny robots used in additive and electronics manufacturing, the world is about to witness another ... Continue Reading →