El Grupo Eden

Why I Give Loans to Kiva

March 23, 2015 – Today I got an update on one of my recent loans to the Asociacion De Agua Oriental – Eden Group, who raised just under $20,000 U.S. through Kiva.org to ... Continue Reading →

Wars Over Water – Our Near Future

March 23, 2015 – Yesterday was World Water Day. This day, mandated by the United Nations, is meant to focus on the importance of freshwater to humanity. The truth of course is ... Continue Reading →

The Search for Quantum Gravity

March 22, 2015 – Our drive north from Florida has ended and now it’s time to get back to the last throes of winter here in Toronto. Today as I walked my dog, Maya, we heard ... Continue Reading →

Resolving Conflicts in an Increasingly Smaller World

March 14, 2015 – Today is a significant day for pie lovers because it is “Pi” day. Represented by the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet, Pi equals 3.14…….the ... Continue Reading →
A Nissan Leaf EV built in Britain is one of the four models that will be ministerial cars. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

British Government Moves to EVs to Combat Climate Change

March 13, 2015 – A second consecutive Friday the thirteenth? Yep! That’s what happens when the 13th falls on a Friday in February in a non-leap year. But there is good news ... Continue Reading →

China’s Five-Year and Beyond Space Plans

March 11, 2015 – Keeping track of China’s space ambitions is interesting. The country has borrowed technology extensively from the Soviet and current Russian programs for ... Continue Reading →

The Mayo Clinic Saves Victims of Stroke Remotely

March 10, 2015 – I have the greatest of respect for the role Mayo Clinic has played in my family’s life. My daughter was born in 1984 with a serious congenital heart defect ... Continue Reading →

The War Between Energy Utilities and Rooftop Solar

March 9, 2015 – In an article posted on March 7, 2015 in the Washington Post, Joby Warrick writes about energy companies and what they perceive to be a dire threat. No it’s ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Blancride Fills Empty Car Seats

March 8, 2015 – I got an email from a Toronto start up a few days ago telling me about a new smartphone app the company had created that takes Uber one step further. Uber is a ... Continue Reading →
This image shows what  the ancient ocean on Mars may have looked like. Scientists know it lasted for billions of years more than previously thought. Credits: Mars Geronimo Villanueva/Nasa

A Martian Ocean Covered More of the Planet than the Atlantic Here on Earth

March 7, 2015 – In the latest revelations from NASA, and the European Southern Observatory, isotopic measurements of detectable water on Mars shows a disproportionately high ... Continue Reading →