Guess What? Earthworms Can Survive in Martian Soil

November 29, 2017 – Earthworms can take it and based on the latest reveal, may be destined to help establish gardens for future Martian colonies. Sustainable agriculture is of ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Dutch University Creates Carbon Capture from Air Technology

November 4, 2017 – The University of Twente has designed a system that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and does it efficiently and cheaply. The harvested CO2 ... Continue Reading →

Will We Still Be Human in Another Hundred Years?

June 7, 2017 – Evolution and technological innovation are at a crossroads for our species here in the 21st century. We, through natural processes, have developed big brains. Those ... Continue Reading →

The Math to Keep Global Mean Temperatures from Rising More Than 2 Degrees Celsius

April 3, 2017 – The world faces a daunting task over the next three decades taking us to 2050. By that date, if we are to stop the relentless climb in global temperatures caused ... Continue Reading →

Proposal to Deploy Magnetic Shield Around Mars to Restore Oceans and Atmosphere

March 7, 2017 – In science fiction writers can come up with planet-wide magnetic shields and Death Stars. But in reality? At the recent Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop, ... Continue Reading →

China Spending Billions to Make Rain

February 14, 2017 – China tried rainmaking during its hosting of the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. Cannons fired silver iodide and dry ice shells into the skies around the ... Continue Reading →

U.S. Strategic Plan on Global Change Looks at Geoengineering to Counteract Warming

January 20, 2017 – In the latest United States National Global Change Research Plan 2012-2021 (NGCRP), the first words of the Executive Summary state, “the global environment ... Continue Reading →

Sub-Sea Carbon Storage to be Tested in North Sea

December 16, 2016 – Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) involves extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) from industrial processes and burying the ... Continue Reading →

Capturing Carbon Hub and Cluster Network Proposed

July 3, 2016 – The limited number of operational carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects around the world are standalone sites. These facilities are added to coal-fired ... Continue Reading →

Growing Food Crops on Mars Experiment Works – But Can We Eat It?

March 12, 2016 – Since 2013 researchers have been experimenting with Earth crops grown in simulated Martian and Moon soils. How can we do this? We have detailed chemical and spectral ... Continue Reading →