False Ballistic Missile Warning in Hawaii a Symptom of How Disinformation Spreads in an Always Connected World

January 14, 2018 – If people in Hawaii on the morning of Saturday, January 13th, didn’t have smartphones, tablets, and computers, no one would have been subjected to a false ... Continue Reading →

Another Reason to Think the Doomsday Clock is Moving Closer to the Stroke of Midnight

January 10, 2018 – The new American administration, merely one-year-old, has chosen to lift its ban on the funding of experiments to make pathogens more dangerous. In a December ... Continue Reading →

Did the Doomsday Clock Move Closer to Midnight with the CDC Planning and Preparing for Nuclear War?

January 8, 2018 – Before I begin I warn you that this is a rant on my birthday. A friend of mine sent me a link on the weekend that is one of the most disturbing I have received ... Continue Reading →

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 →