The Challenge of the 21st Century – Reflections on 2,000 Postings to this Blog Site

March 28, 2017 – It has been seven years of writing, this journey of mine. Today marks the 2,000 entry to the site which I began back in October of 2009. I’ve enjoyed sharing ... Continue Reading →

Fuel Cells That Can Run Indefinitely Powered by Bacteria

March 27, 2017 – For $39.99 U.S. you can try this technology yourself, purchasing the MudWatt (TM) Microbial Fuel Cell Kit. Meant to be a classroom learning tool, this kit (seen ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Scalable Ion Engine That Could Transform Space Travel

March 26, 2017 – Accion Systems, a Boston, Massachusetts-based technology company, has developed a space propulsion system that uses electric fields and ions to move spacecraft. ... Continue Reading →

Facts and Evidence Matter in Confronting Climate Crisis States David Suzuki

March 24, 2017 – I frequently receive emails from the David Suzuki Foundation. The content that follows is one I felt worth sharing with those who visit this blog site regularly. ... Continue Reading →

Latest Laptop Ban on Flights from Middle East and African Origins May Create Fire in the Hold Threat

March 22, 2017 – Sometimes I think that the new Trump administration is really a Marx Brothers’ comedy sketch. See the 1932 film, Duck Soup, if you want to get my drift. ... Continue Reading →

WMO, Doctors and Climate Scientists See Trump Presidency as a Climate Change Disaster

March 21, 2017 – It is spring in the Northern Hemisphere starting today, a beautiful day here in Toronto where I live. That’s the local weather and not the global climate ... 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 →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Rotor Sails on Tankers and Cruise Ships will Harvest Wind, Save Fuel and Reduce Emissions

March 16, 2017 – In 1926 a German engineer named Anton Flettner built a ship that included some surface deck structures that seemed oddly out of place. Described as spinning sails, ... Continue Reading →

An Infrequent Space Phenomenon May be Indications of Alien Civilizations

March 10, 2017 – This week reports came out from radio astronomers who speculated that fast radio bursts (FRBs), only recently discovered, could be a power source used by alien ... Continue Reading →

Royal Dutch Shell Warned World of Catastrophic Climate Change From Increased Atmospheric CO2 in 1991

March 9, 2017 – In a rediscovered 28-minute film entitled, Climate of Concern, Shell Oil, while continuing to invest in CO2-emission creating fossil fuels, warned the world about ... Continue Reading →