Litigating Against Those Who Contribute to Climate Change and Pollute the Commons

May 24, 2017 – In downtown Boston sits a park known as the Boston Common. Established in 1634, it was set aside for common use for the citizens of Boston. Sold to the city by ... Continue Reading →

High Rise Buildings Could Become Permanent Carbon Sinks If We Build Them Using Wood

May 21, 2017 – In the town of Prince George, British Columbia, an 8-storey, 30-meter tall building stands out from its neighbours. Why? Because it is constructed almost entirely ... Continue Reading →

Erasable 3D-Printer Ink Has Many Potential Applications

May 4, 2017 – Why would you want to 3D print with an erasable ink? Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, have developed a photo resistant, chemical-reactive ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Zinc-based Battery May be the Breakthrough to Make Electric Vehicles Ubiquitous

April 30, 2017 – Range anxiety, recharge infrastructure. recharge time, and battery volume and weight are among the issues that continue to make electric vehicles (EVs) less attractive ... Continue Reading →

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 →