South Australia is Building the World’s Biggest Solar Thermal Power Plant

January 11, 2018 – Solar panels are popping up all over Australia, but none are quite like the ones that will be featured in a new power plant to be built north of Port Augusta, ... Continue Reading →

NASA Invites Partners to Develop Technology to Make Us Earth Independent in Space

December 9, 2017 – NASA in its latest public solicitation is seeking proposals for the design, fabrication, and testing of critical components and subsystems for acquisition ... Continue Reading →

Robots Demonstrate Visual Foresight to Learn on Their Own

December 7, 2017 –  This new capability has been named by its creators, Meta-Learning, a method by which robots acquire new skills from an initial demonstration of a task using ... Continue Reading →

Plasmonic Nanofocus Data Transmission – Welcome to the Next Generation of Computers Using Photons Not Electrons

December 3, 2017 – Using light instead of electrons is the future of computing. Photons that transmit data at the speed of light can pack even more data crunching into our digital ... Continue Reading →

Survey of 3,240 Americans Crystal Balls the Future and What We Will See

November 18, 2017 – Considering how disinformation and alternative facts have become mainstream in America these days, this survey done by Fluent, a New York City-based market ... Continue Reading →

“Clean Coal” Part of U.S. COP23 Presentation Has Proven a Bust

November 13, 2017 – At the COP23 meetings in Bonn currently underway, the federal government of the United States is presenting an “alternative facts” narrative about ... Continue Reading →

Wind Power is About Size and Location: Over Water Seems Best

November 11, 2017 – In downtown Toronto, one lonely wind turbine generating 750 kilowatts at full speed sits near the water’s edge of Lake Ontario. It is an orphan, and ... Continue Reading →

How to Mine an Asteroid and Get Filthy Rich Doing It

October 24, 2017 – Georgia Davies at Pink Frog Publications sent me this infographic about asteroid mining. Although this sounds like pure fantasy, companies here on Earth are ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: C-Ion Battery May Be the Future of Energy Storage

October 22, 2017 – Battery storage is one of the hottest fields in technology today. Lithium-ion or Li-ion represent the current industry standard found in smartphones, laptops, ... Continue Reading →

New XPrizes to Focus on Alzheimer’s, Clean Air, Cybersecurity, Democracy and Zero Waste Mining

October 16, 2017 – The XPrize, a competition that tackles global issues and provides substantial cash prizes to individuals and companies to address them, is moving from getting ... Continue Reading →