Gizmos & Gadgets: A Delivery Robot That Stops at Traffic Lights is on the Streets of Tallinn, Estonia

February 25, 2017 – The first prototype delivery robot from Starship Technologies, a company with offices in Tallinn, London, UK, and Redwood City, California. Launched in 2014, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Half Drone, Half Motorcycle – Say Hello to the Hoversurf Scorpion-3

February 24, 2017 – What can fly like a drone while you ride it like a motorbike? It’s the Scorpion-3, a combination quadcopter with a motorcycle seat. Scorpion-3 is electric-powered, ... Continue Reading →

NASA Got Lots of People Excited Yesterday About a Solar System 40 Light Years Away

February 23, 2017 – This morning I spotted my first Robin of the season, almost a month ahead of the formal date we celebrate as spring. I had heard Robin birdsong the last couple ... Continue Reading →

Canada’s Ice Caps Contributing to Sea Level Rises States UC Irvine Study

February 22, 2017 – When we read about sea level rise the usual suspects are Greenland and Antarctica. Sometimes alpine glaciers get honourable mention. But seldom do you hear ... Continue Reading →

Cool Infographic Illustrates Autonomous Vehicles and Their Deployment in the Near Future

February 22, 2017 – One of my readers, Karen Smith, alerted me to a research project done by Get Off Road, which has produced a graphic tracing the history, growth and future ... Continue Reading →

Looking for an Exotic Cruise – How About One Over the North Pole?

February 21, 2017 – If you like cruising, and have been almost everywhere, then the MOSAiC project announcement yesterday is one for you. A group of researchers is planning to ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New achu Mobile App Tells if You Are Going to Get Sick

February 21, 2017 – I get the flu shot every year. Have for the last 30 or so and have had a mild case of flu once during all that time. I also am mindful of safe hygiene practices ... Continue Reading →

Will Blockchain Change Everything?

February 20, 2017 – Nine times in the past I have written postings (type “blockchain” in the search window and you can read all of the blog entries) where I have described ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Looks at Our World Over the Last Century

February 19, 2017 – Two days after getting back from Costa Rica, I received in my inbox the following reflections by Peter Diamandis covering the world from 1917 to the present. ... Continue Reading →

When Humans Chose to Farm They Picked the Wrong Staple Crops to Grow

February 18, 2017 – We think of the Neolithic or Agricultural Revolution as the defining beginnings of modern human civilization. With the rise of farming, humans moved from hunter-gatherers ... Continue Reading →