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 →

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 →

Even if the New U.S. Administration Tries to Revive Coal Mining It Won’t Mean a Return to Full Employment

December 28, 2016 – President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign told ex-coal miners in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that they should be prepared to get back to work full ... Continue Reading →

Two Billion Year Old Water Discovery Has Interesting Origins of Life Implications

December 26, 2016 – Canada holds the current record for the oldest water discovered on Earth. Well not on the Earth but rather under it. Miners working in Northern Ontario go ... Continue Reading →

Can Technology and Science Advance in a World Wrought With Fear About AI, Robotics and Globalization?

November 11, 2016 – The elections in the United States this week, in one part, are a reaction to a world experiencing constant change through advances in science and technology. ... Continue Reading →

Interplanetary Mining Just Around the Corner

August 10, 2016 – We are less than a year away from seeing the first commercial mining operator launch a test mission into near-earth orbit with plans to follow up before the ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Diabetics Get Finger Prick and Injection Reprieve

March 22, 2016 – Seoul National University researchers in Korea, working with MC10, a Massachusetts electronics company, have developed a skin patch that reads blood glucose levels ... Continue Reading →

If we are not going to burn coal is there another reason to mine it?

February 14, 2016 – According to a team of researchers from Penn State University, there are rare-earth elements to be found in coal seams. This has been known for awhile but ... Continue Reading →