Energy companies are seeking utility-scale battery storage similar to this pilot project in the UK. Photo credit: UKPN

Advances in Battery Technology Encouraging for Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

September 10, 2016 – The missing element in making the leap to a 100% renewable energy paradigm is storage. And by storage I mean the ability to capture surplus energy from renewable ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Evaptainers Keep Food Cool Without Electricity

August 26, 2016 – A Massachusetts-based company that owes its origin to a class project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has created a refrigerator that works without ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: New Additive Manufacturing Printer Could Revolutionize Car and Aircraft Industries

August 25, 2016 – In the last week Stratasys, a 3D printing systems manufacturer announced that is working with Ford and Boeing to produce printed parts on an industrial scale. ... Continue Reading →
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Byproduct of 21st Century Technology – A Rising Class of Precarious Positioned People

August 7, 2016 – The word that describes these people is precariat and they have been referred to as “the dangerous class” by British economist Guy Standing, from ... Continue Reading →
Renegade 3D pen

Gizmos & Gadgets: A 3D Pen That Reuses Your Recyclable Plastic Household Waste

July 23, 2016 – Meet Renegade, a 3D pen that you can use to recycle the plastic garbage bags, soda pop bottles, and other plastic you collect every time you shop. The developers, ... Continue Reading →
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Demonetizing Our Living Costs – Peter Diamandis Talks About Technological Socialism

July 18, 2016 – In the latest email I received from Peter Diamandis, founder of the Ansari XPrize he talks about the rapid demonetization of the cost of living. What does that ... Continue Reading →
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Canada’s Largest Province Presents Climate Change Plan

May 16, 2016 – It is hard to believe that it only will take $7 billion over the next four years to begin the transition from a fossil fuel-based economy but that’s what ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Spider Robots Bring Portability and Autonomy to 3D Printing

May 2, 2016 – If Siemens is right then the future of manufacturing on assembly lines will be crawling with spider robots that extrude, not silk, but plastics and other materials. ... Continue Reading →

Trade Pacts and Reducing the Global Carbon Footprint – Compatible or Not?

April 11, 2016 – Canada is a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which creates a common market for the continent. In fact the country has 12 existing free ... Continue Reading →

Tesla Model 3 Draws More Than 135,000 Preorders on First Day of Launch

April 1, 2016 – When Elon Musk announced the launch of the Tesla Model 3 in Hawthorne, California yesterday I doubt he anticipated that there would be long line ups at Tesla offices ... Continue Reading →