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The EmDrive: What Physics Says is Impossible

November 30, 2016 – A paper appearing in the Journal of Propulsion and Power, entitled “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum,”  ... Continue Reading →
Cape Town, South Africa, a member of the CoM, Photo credit: Nadine Hutton/Bloomberg

Sub-Nation Actors Leading the Way in Reducing Carbon Emissions

November 24, 2016 – In a Time Magazine headline last week Johanna Partin wrote that America’s cities are the only hope for climate change action in light of the election ... Continue Reading →
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First Hyperloop Will Connect Dubai and Abu Dhabi in a 12 Minute Commute

November 10, 2016 – When Elon Musk in 2013 mused about the potential of a hyperloop network  joining San Francisco to Los Angeles it seemed more like a fantasy than a technology ... Continue Reading →
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Electric Vehicles Getting Highway Charging Infrastructure in the United States

November 5, 2016 – In a recent energy report investors in fossil fuels were told that it may be the right time to start moving money away from an industry wedded to gasoline and ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Zip Drones to Deliver Drugs in Costa Rica

October 24, 2016 – Remote villages and towns in Costa Rica will be getting prescriptions delivered to them by drones beginning next year. The program is being operated by the ... Continue Reading →
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250 Global Investors Tell Automotive Industry to Accelerate to a Low-Carbon World

October 18, 2016 – Dr. Hans-Christoph Hirt, co-head of Hermes EOS, a European investment house, along with 249 other global investment firms has told the automotive industry that ... Continue Reading →
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International Aviation Body Adopts Greenhouse Gas Reductions for Jet Travel

October 7, 2016 – Two modes of  transportation were not included in the final COP 21 agreement negotiated in Paris last year. One was marine shipping, and the other air was air ... Continue Reading →
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California First to Give Autonomous Vehicles Equal Rights to the Road While Ford Tests “Snowtonomy”

October 1, 2016 – Autonomous vehicles are now acceptable on California roadways with the signing of a new state law this week. And unlike any other jurisdiction, California is ... Continue Reading →
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Elon Musk Shares His Martian Dream Out Loud

September 28, 2016 – It is great to have a visionary at the helm of a company even if the vision described seems unimaginable based on current realities. But yesterday Elon Musk, ... Continue Reading →
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Stanford University Study Looks at AI Impact on Urban North America: Life in 2030 Part 2

September 7, 2016 – Envisioning the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on North American urban life in 2030, the Stanford University study described in a previous post, also ... Continue Reading →