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An Alternative to the ITER Fusion Reactor Proposed by University of Washington Professor

September 9, 2014 – ITER is the multibillion dollar, multinational fusion reactor project being built in France. It is over budget and yet to be finished. Others, therefore, are ... Continue Reading →
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To the United States Congress Canada Equals “Oil Sands” and Very Little Else

September 8, 2014 – Yesterday’s published expose on Canada’s promotion of the oil sands, appearing in the Pullitzer Prize winning “Inside Climate News,” ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: I’m So Much of a Nerd that I want This Robo-Vacuum for My Birthday

September 6, 2014 – In our apartment I often do the vacuuming. We have a Dyson upright but now Dyson has come out with a robo-vacuum to challenge the iRobot line of Roombas. Called ... Continue Reading →
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99.999% Certainty That Global Warming is Human Caused

September 5, 2014 – When I was doing consulting work in telecommunications the highest service level standard was 99.999% or five “9s” up time. That meant you would ... Continue Reading →
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Tablet Technology Altering the Tools Artists Use

September 5, 2014 – Guest blogger, Michael Ferraresi, looks at the evolution of tablet computing and how it is moving artists away from easels, pastels, charcoal and paintbrush. ... Continue Reading →
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GMO Cows – Why Gene Editing Would Be of Benefit

September 5, 2014 – I know that this subject will bother those who equate anything genetically modified with Frankenstein’s monster. Hence the term Frankenfoods to describe ... Continue Reading →
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Paris Mining Geothermal Energy

September 4, 2014 – While walking my dog past a building site a few weeks ago I got into a conversation with the engineer responsible for the project – a house being built ... Continue Reading →
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NASA Ready to Ship 3D Printer to Space Station

September 3, 2014 – Back in July 2012 I wrote about Made in Space, a company focused on developing 3D printers that could be used to build components, satellites and habitations ... Continue Reading →
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Microbes in Extreme Environments Evolve Faster Says Study

September 2, 2014 – What seems absolutely reasonable is apparently true. Expose microbes to extreme environments and those that survive evolve and adapt more rapidly. A study ... Continue Reading →
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How Do You Reformat the Drive on a Martian Rover?

September 1, 2014 – A labour of love is about to be carried out by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) involving Opportunity, the ten-year veteran Martian rover. It seems fitting ... Continue Reading →