In My Lifetime Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide has increased 33%

April 25, 2017 – When the observatory at Mauna Loa noted the latest readings on carbon dioxide (CO2) last week it was the first time since records on atmospheric composition started ... Continue Reading →

3D Printing May Save Arthritic Knees

April 24, 2017 – Duke University researchers have published the results of recent work they have done with low-cost 3D printers to create hydrogels that can act like cartilage ... Continue Reading →

First Malaria Vaccine to be Introduced in Three African Countries in 2018

April 24, 2017 – The news that a malaria vaccine is ready to be administered to the public in areas prone to the disease is exciting but there are some limitations in its present ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: IBM Melds Watson AI to a General Purpose Factory Robot

April 23, 2017 – IBM is pursuing creating general purpose robots that interact with humans in factory settings using their artificial intelligence (AI) Watson technology. Munich, ... Continue Reading →

On Earth Day 2017 I Ask What Will It Take to Not Have to Have an Earth Day 2100?

April 22, 2017 – Today we honour the Earth in a tradition that is now going on almost 50 years. The first Earth Day was instituted during the administration of President Richard ... Continue Reading →

Scientists Describe Path to Ten Terawatts of Energy from Sunlight by 2030

April 21, 2017 – Scientists from the United States, Japan, and Germany have outlined how the planet can get solar capacity up to 10 terawatts in the next 13 years. In 2015 solar ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Warehousing Robot That Works Blindingly Fast

April 20, 2017 – A Chinese courier and delivery service company, Shentong Express, has replaced human sorters with robots in warehousing operations with 30% improvement in efficiency. ... Continue Reading →

In Our Search for Alien Life Go No Further Than Earth Itself

April 20, 2017 – Life on Earth pops up in some of the most inhospitable places. It is only a few decades from our first discovery of teeming life in the deep oceans of our world, ... Continue Reading →

Fintech AI Apps Will Stop Consumers From Making Risky Purchasing Decisions

April 18, 2017 – What if you are about to make a $1,000 purchase and put it on your credit card and an accompanying mobile app on your smartphone says “no?” That’s ... Continue Reading →

James Hansen Says Some Republicans Are On To Something in Proposing a Carbon Fee and Dividend

April 17, 2017 – One of the first American scientists to alert the world and the U.S. Congress back in 1988 to global warming, Professor James Hansen, and a man reviled by climate ... Continue Reading →