In Canada’s North the Permafrost Thaw is Pockmarking the Landscape as Methane Gets Released

July 21, 2017 – Permafrost is a great carbon sink except when it is melting. And that’s what is happening in Canada’s Arctic. Methane (CH4) release is changing the ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: $99 Augmented Reality Mira Prism May Prove to be a Breakthrough Technology

July 20, 2017 – When Google Glass was first introduced it didn’t really catch on because the technology was considered to be intrusive to wear. I’m not sure that any ... Continue Reading →

SpaceX Now the Predominant Space Launch Company

July 19, 2017 – In case you missed it, from June 23rd to July 5th of this year, SpaceX, Elon Musk’s private rocket company, successfully put 12 satellites into space, two ... Continue Reading →

How Did We Know That the Larsen C Antarctic Iceberg Calved When it was in the Dark of Winter?

July 19, 2017 – I asked myself the above question when the first images came in showing that the final piece of ice holding the Delaware-sized iceberg cracked open in the last ... Continue Reading →

Your Electricity Provider May Soon Pay You to Buy an Electric Car

July 18, 2017 – It is a new phenomenon in the United States, but utility companies in Florida, Hawaii, Vermont, Oklahoma, and California are now offering customers discounts and ... Continue Reading →

Luxembourg Passes Space Resource Appropriation Law

July 17, 2017 – Appropriation is another word for exploitation. And it seems that the original intent of humanity in addressing the international use of outer space is quickly ... Continue Reading →

Double Whammy Risk of Crop Failures From Climate Change States British Research Study

July 16, 2017 – Two days ago I wrote about declining aquifers in the breadbaskets of the world with a particular focus on the vulnerability of India and Pakistan because of overdrawn ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Communicating with Robots May Have Just Gotten a Bit Better

July 15, 2017 – Computer scientists at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, have developed new software that makes it easier for robots to understand human requests. ... Continue Reading →

Depleting Aquifers: A Sign of the Time and a Threat to the Breadbaskets of the World

July 14, 2017 – For those of us who read this blog and live in North America, depleting aquifers is not a new subject. The Central Valley of California, the agriculture epicenter ... Continue Reading →

A New Technology for Identifying Variable Soil Problems that Impact Farm Yields

July 13, 2017 – A San Francisco-based start-up, Trace Genomics, founded in 2015 has developed a test that gives farmers a comprehensive profile of the microbiology in soil samples ... Continue Reading →