Synthetic Life – Humanity on the Brink of a Biological and Material Revolution

April 9, 2017 – “Life itself is becoming programmable,” states Bryan Johnson, a member of a venture capital fund that is investing in companies pursuing the creation ... Continue Reading →

New Passive Radiative Film Could Mean No More AC for Hot Summer Days

March 30, 2017 – Passive radiative cooling is a phenomenon that occurs when sunlight strikes the icy surface of an ocean or a blanket of snow. Instead of the energy being converted ... 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 →

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 →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Stanford Chemists Invent Stretchable Electronics

March 13, 2017 – Chemical engineers at Stanford University have created soft, flexible plastic electrodes that can be stretched like a rubber band while maintaining the integrity ... Continue Reading →

Igloos May Be Our Best Bet for Martian Habitats

January 3, 2017 – Not quite the ice block igloos built by Inuit in the extreme north here on Earth, NASA is contemplating something it calls a Mars Ice Dome as a suitable home ... Continue Reading →

New Paint Can Convert Temperature Differences into Electricity

December 26, 2016 – It is called the thermoelectric effect and we have known about since the early 1800s.  It occurs when two different conducting materials maintained at different ... Continue Reading →

The Latest and Greatest in the 3D Printing World

November 26, 2016 – Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is finding all kinds of new applications and materials as it moves from being a marginal player to the centre piece in ... Continue Reading →

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 →