What Will Our Homes Look Like by the Year 2100?

March 23, 2017 – With today’s posting we welcome back Susan Finch, a freelance writer who has provided content here on three previous occasions. Susan writes about small ... Continue Reading →

Dubai is Going to Have the First 3D-Printed Skyscraper

March 20, 2017 – It appears 3D printing has moved from the industrial workbench and home hobbyist to the world of large-scale building construction. No longer are we to be impressed ... Continue Reading →

Google Project Sunroof Coverage Expands to All 50 States

March 17, 2017 – Back in 2015, I wrote about the launch of a Google initiative to assess the solar capacity of the roofs across the United States. At the time Project Sunroof ... Continue Reading →

The Driverless Car Revolution is Getting Closer and It Means Big Changes

January 4, 2017 – Thomas Frey is a futurist and in his latest musing about autonomous vehicles he describes them as “the most disruptive technology in all history.” ... Continue Reading →

MIT Study Concludes 3,000 Autonomous Cabs is All That’s Needed for New York City

January 3, 2017 – The appeal of a world of fewer cars on city streets because of autonomous ride-sharing vehicles is reflected in the latest study by the Computer Science and ... Continue Reading →

What Technologies Will Hold the Disruptive Keys to 2017?

December 20, 2016 – It is always fun to look ahead to the New Year and do a little bit of crystal ball forecasting. Technological innovation continues to disrupt existing paradigms ... Continue Reading →

Portland, Oregon, Adopts Electric Vehicle First Strategy

December 19, 2016 – A 49-action item plan based on electric first principles has been unanimously adopted by the city council of Portland, Oregon. It covers all city fleet purchases, ... Continue Reading →

American Municipal Leaders Talk About Climate Change as the Octopus in the Room

December 15, 2016 – “We’re looking to a future where we’re going to be underwater,” states Coral Gables, Florida, Mayor Jim Cason. He and Dawn Zimmer, ... Continue Reading →

Even in the 21st Century Engineers Get it Wrong

November 28, 2016 – Two news items in the past few weeks have prompted me to write this piece about 21st century engineering. The first story concerns the ExoMars mission to place ... Continue Reading →

When Climate Change Becomes Personal it Gains Relevance

November 25, 2016 – The ice storm that struck Toronto back around Christmas 2013 created levels of personal awareness for most Torontonians about extreme weather. People started ... Continue Reading →