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 →

Cuba Tackles Climate Change with a Century-Long Plan

January 12, 2018 – Recognizing that climate change is not a short-term thing, the government of Cuba, after experiencing Hurricane Irma in September, has set a course to alter ... Continue Reading →

South Australia is Building the World’s Biggest Solar Thermal Power Plant

January 11, 2018 – Solar panels are popping up all over Australia, but none are quite like the ones that will be featured in a new power plant to be built north of Port Augusta, ... 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 →

Re-usability Rocket Bug Infects European Space Programs

January 9, 2018 – SpaceX and Blue Origin are establishing re-usability as a standard for satellite and human-crewed launch systems. SpaceX has successfully recovered 20 of its ... 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 →

Canada Takes Baby Steps Towards a Low Carbon Future

December 24, 2017 – It is Christmas Eve and a new present going under Canada’s national tree is the creation of a low carbon economy fund set at $2 billion CDN. The fund ... Continue Reading →

Mass Urbanization by 2050 is a Certainty

December 18, 2017 – In yesterday’s thought sharing, Peter Diamandis chose to write about global urbanization and the future of cities. He notes that by 2050, two-thirds ... Continue Reading →

Carbon Emission Reduction Strategies Need New Tools and Technologies But Where Are They?

December 17, 2017 – Two years after the nations of the world came together in a nearly-unanimous show of support for tackling climate change, there is little evidence to show ... Continue Reading →

NASA Invites Partners to Develop Technology to Make Us Earth Independent in Space

December 9, 2017 – NASA in its latest public solicitation is seeking proposals for the design, fabrication, and testing of critical components and subsystems for acquisition ... Continue Reading →