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 →

The Key to Space Colonization Lies in Altering our DNA or Merging our Sentience with Machine Technology

May 20, 2017 – Back in April of 2014 I posted musings about altering humans to make us compatible with the harsh reality of Mars and other places we attempt to colonize beyond ... Continue Reading →

Agricultural Technology Looks to Reinvent Crops in the Age of Climate Change

May 18, 2017 – If growing conditions change for the world’s most important staple crops then humanity has a problem. Our population has just passed the 7.5 billion mark. ... Continue Reading →

GM Crops Under Cultivation Reach Record Planting in 2016

May 6, 2017 – Genetically modified (GM) crops planted around the world have seen increased adoption rates over the last 21 years according to the latest report from the International ... Continue Reading →

NASA Holds an Information Session to Talk About What’s Been Found on Ocean Worlds

April 14, 2017 – Who would have thought that the places to look for life other than here on Earth would be moons and dwarf planets located in the outer Solar System. NASA has ... Continue Reading →

The Math to Keep Global Mean Temperatures from Rising More Than 2 Degrees Celsius

April 3, 2017 – The world faces a daunting task over the next three decades taking us to 2050. By that date, if we are to stop the relentless climb in global temperatures caused ... Continue Reading →

The Challenge of the 21st Century – Reflections on 2,000 Postings to this Blog Site

March 28, 2017 – It has been seven years of writing, this journey of mine. Today marks the 2,000th entry to the site which I began back in October of 2009. I’ve enjoyed ... Continue Reading →

Can Genetic Engineering Cure Sickle Cell Anemia?

March 6, 2017 – In the March 2nd edition of The New England Journal of Medicine, an article entitled, Gene Therapy in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease, describes the use of ... Continue Reading →

When Humans Chose to Farm They Picked the Wrong Staple Crops to Grow

February 18, 2017 – We think of the Neolithic or Agricultural Revolution as the defining beginnings of modern human civilization. With the rise of farming, humans moved from hunter-gatherers ... Continue Reading →

Where Saltwater and Freshwater Meet There is Potent Energy

February 17, 2017 – Ever heard of the salinity gradient? At Pennsylvania State University, civil engineers are working to develop a form of electrical power generation from where ... Continue Reading →