Solar Cells Getting a Makeover with Nanotechnology

June 28, 2017 – Companies like Nanosolar, a San Jose, California-based company, Global Photonic Energy, Bloo Solar, EnSol and Solarmer Energy, along with a number of technical ... Continue Reading →

New Antioxidant Rice a Product of Genetic Engineering That Could Reduce Fatal and Chronic Illnesses

June 27, 2017 – The “Color Purple” is more than a Steven Spielberg movie. It is the tint of a new genetically engineered variety of rice developed by Chinese researchers ... Continue Reading →

Vaccines Take on Cancerous Tumors and Cholesterol

June 26, 2017 – Vaccines date back to the 18th century with the first inoculations to provide immunity to smallpox. So as a technology they seem pretty old hat. But the 21st ... Continue Reading →

Knowledge Intensive Agriculture the Next Disrupter for Agribusiness

June 24, 2017 – In its most recent United Nations report on food and agriculture, it highlights the need for humanity to meet increases in food demand because of growing world ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: You Thought Orcas were Killer Whales, but This ORCA Cleans Up Oil Spills and Ocean Plastic

June 23, 2017 – ORCA stands for Oil Response Cleaning Apparatus. It is described as a virtually clog-proof marine clean-up machine by its inventor, Riz Khan. Khan developed it ... Continue Reading →

Mexico Border Wall to Have Solar Panels Says Donald Trump

June 22, 2017 – In the too funny for words category of Trumpian announcements, yesterday’s boasting and reveal in Iowa, while addressing a political rally there, had President ... Continue Reading →

4,034 Exoplanets and Still Counting

June 21, 2017 – When NASA this week held a news conference to talk about more exoplanet discoveries it was almost a ho-hum affair. Astronomers working with the Kepler Space Telescope ... Continue Reading →

What Technology Can We Bring to Bear to Help in a High Rise Apartment Fire?

June 20, 2017 – In light of the Grenfell Tower fire in London that engulfed the 24-storey building, U.K. blogger, Ian Pearson, an engineer and proclaimed futurist, went on the ... Continue Reading →

The Heat Island Effect, Climate Change, and the Future

June 19, 2017 – In the May 29th edition of Nature Climate Change, a study authored by researchers from Sussex University, Mexico, and The Netherlands, concludes that climate change ... Continue Reading →

Flogging the “Clean Coal” Dead Horse: The Latest Trump Environment and Energy Strategy

June 18, 2017 – The Trump fascination with coal mining is hard to understand when one shines a light on today’s energy industry in the United States. Coal is no longer cost ... Continue Reading →