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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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Peter Diamandis Talks Diamonds

November 17, 2015 – Disruptive change is the mantra of so much that Peter Diamandis writes about. In his lasted email blast he talks about the end of diamond scarcity and the ... Continue Reading →
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Powerhive – A Company on a Mission to Bring Electricity to 1.3 Billion Who Don’t Have It

May 26, 2015 – If Powerhive has anything to say about it the next decade will see all of sub-Saharan Africa and underdeveloped areas of South Asia fully lit using renewable energy ... Continue Reading →
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Indonesia – The World’s 6th Largest GHG Emitter Faces Coal Energy Challenge

March 1, 2015 – In 2012 Indonesia’s contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) global emissions amounted to 4.5%. That placed them sixth, well behind the United States, China ... Continue Reading →
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Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is All About the Past

August 29, 2014 – It is an inspiration to see the technological marvels that have gotten us to where we are today. And a great place to see this is Chicago’s Museum of Science ... Continue Reading →