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Floods in Louisiana Raise Two Questions: Is This Climate Change and Will This Facilitate the Spread of Zika?

August 22, 2016 – A once in 500 year storm doesn’t necessarily point to climate change, but for those teetering on the edge between denial and belief, it certainly tips ... Continue Reading →
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United Arab Emirates Pilot Project Stores Solar Energy in Desert Sand

August 22, 2016 – The city of Masdar is Abu Dhabi’s great experiment in building a sustainable urban environment for an extreme climate.  Designed to incorporate a bit ... Continue Reading →
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NASA News: New Universal Docking Port Installed and Speculation to Sell the International Space Station

August 21, 2016 – On Friday two American astronauts performed a spacewalk to install the International Docking Adapter delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) by a ... Continue Reading →
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British Columbia Fails to Deliver on Transition to Low Carbon Future

August 20, 2016 – The province in Canada that was the leader among equals in the fight to reduce carbon emissions through the introduction of a progressive carbon tax has fallen ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Ride an Autonomous Bus on Helsinki Streets

August 19, 2016 – It’s official. Autonomous bus service is starting to show up on urban streets with Helsinki, Finland launching a small fleet of two French-built, EasyMile ... Continue Reading →
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Range Anxiety Overblown When Talking About Electric Vehicle Performance

August 17, 2016 – Research done at Massachusetts Institute of Technology indicates that the current electric vehicle (EV) fleet’s limited range should not be a concern when ... Continue Reading →
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What Happens When the Daily High Temperature Outside Exceeds 50 Celsius?

August 17, 2016 –  For those who only read temperatures in Fahrenheit, that’s 122 degrees. And that’s nothing when you compare it to some of the temperature readings ... Continue Reading →
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Quantum Computers: The Question Remains “When Will We See Them Replacing What We Have Today?”

August 16, 2016 – In the last few weeks Google, working with its team of quantum engineers has announced the ability to simulate a hydrogen molecule using its D-Wave system. D-Wave ... Continue Reading →
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The Disrupted Future of the Automobile

August 15, 2016 – We have been living in the age of the automobile. Since Henry Ford first set up his production assembly lines the world has become a slave to four-wheeled vehicles. ... Continue Reading →
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Did Life Precede Habitability? Did Venus in the Past Support Life? Is There an Earth Orbiting Proxima Centauri?

August 14, 2016 – As the Kepler space telescope discovers more exoplanets we ask questions about the existence of life elsewhere in our galaxy and Universe. We also search for ... Continue Reading →