Gizmos & Gadgets: Getting Closer to the Holodeck with a Disney “Holobench”

August 1, 2017 – Star Trek introduced science fiction fans to the idea of a holodeck where crewmembers could immerse themselves into a world of virtual reality. The holodeck is ... Continue Reading →

SpaceX Rethinks Dragon 2.0, Red Dragon and Mars Colonization

July 31, 2017 – SpaceX has proven itself in many ways in the last year. The frequency of launches, the successful return of first stage boosters, their reuse, and the reuse of ... Continue Reading →

Caltech Researchers Define Applications for Quantum Computing

July 31, 2017 – Quantum computing hardware continues to evolve. Whether we are talking about D-Wave’s latest machine, Google, IBM or Microsoft, or Chinese efforts, the race ... Continue Reading →

Fastest Transit of Northwest Passage Just Completed

July 30, 2017 – Note this date on your calendar because it represents a climate change milestone. The Northwest Passage is now open for commercial shipping to make it from the ... Continue Reading →

Moon is Wetter Than Previously Thought

July 29, 2017 – Before the latest revelations about water on the Moon, we were told that the best place to find it was at the bottom of craters located at the poles. But now it ... Continue Reading →

World’s Tropics Getting Fatter with Global Warming

July 28, 2017 – It’s going to take some amazing dieting to reduce the Earth’s bulging tropical zone over the next century and beyond. The official tropics lie between ... Continue Reading →

Autonomous Vehicles and the “Trolley Problem”

July 27, 2017 – Maura Morrison has kindly sent me this infographic that illustrates the “trolley problem” dilemma that an autonomous vehicle may face in the future. ... Continue Reading →

Habitat Being Built by NASA for Planned Lunar Orbit Deep Space Gateway

July 26, 2017 – NASA continues to have aspirations to develop a Deep Space network which includes a habitat in permanent lunar orbit. So the agency has looked in its closet of ... Continue Reading →

Novel Biomedical Uses for Robots

July 26, 2017 – Robots are finding their way into medical practice in many ways. Here are two innovations, one already in use to make current procedures safer, and the other presenting ... Continue Reading →

Toyota’s 2022 Electric Car Will Use Solid-State Batteries Rechargeable in a Few Minutes

July 25, 2017 – If the electric car is to become ubiquitous, then what Toyota is planning to introduce in a little more than four years may prove to be a game changer. Instead ... Continue Reading →