COP23 Meets in Bonn After U.S. Releases National Climate Assessment and Army Corps Proposes $1.8 Billion to Keep Norfolk from Disappearing

November 6, 2017 – The nations of the world have gathered in Bonn starting today to continue to work on what was agreed to in Paris two years ago. COP23, however, has in attendance ... Continue Reading →

Potential Lithium Battery Game Changer – Water Salt

October 2, 2017 – Lithium’s advantages as a battery medium are many. It is a very light metal. It retains electric charges well and during discharge and recharge isn’t ... Continue Reading →

On “60 Minutes” Autonomous Military Systems Displayed – Should We Be Concerned?

August 21, 2017 – Listening to the senior military staff describe the technology and its capabilities gave me the creeps. I felt like I was in a bad “Star Wars” episode, ... 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 →

Doomsday Clock Creeps Closer to Midnight with Dropping of “Mother of all Bombs”

April 14, 2017 – When I first saw the wire story about the deployment of the largest conventional bomb ever dropped on a target, I thought is this a “fuel-air” ordinance ... Continue Reading →

The Battlefields of the Future: Robot Armies vs. Enhanced Humans

March 10, 2017 – In 1956, Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Rigg, serving in the United States Army, wrote a paper entitled, “Soldier of the Futurarmy.” In it he described ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: American Military Tests the Intelligence of Adaptive Swarm Technology

January 11, 2017 – In Michael Crichton‘s science fiction novel, Prey, which he published in 2002, he describes a self-organizing swarm of nano-sized artificial intelligent ... Continue Reading →

Both the U.S. and Russian Military Start Killer Robot Programs – the Rise of the Machines

December 25, 2016 – This is not a Merry Christmas message. In the past few weeks both the United States and Russia have admitted and even displayed robots that can be deployed ... Continue Reading →

Gene Drive: What is it? Why is the U.S. Military Concerned About it?

December 24, 2016 – Human evolution and in fact the evolution of all life on Earth is about to change because of a new technology called gene drive. It involves adding or removing ... Continue Reading →

American Intelligence Agencies to Investigate Russian Hacking of U.S. Election

December 9, 2016 – Could Russian hackers have laid the groundwork for a Donald Trump victory in the November presidential vote? The former head of the national security division ... Continue Reading →