Hawaii and solar energy

Hawaii Proving Good Test Case for Conversion to Renewable Energy

September 15, 2015 – What better place could you find than Hawaii to test and debug continuous 24-hour renewable energy systems. Blessed with sunshine, wind, tides and wave energy ... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s GMO Ban is Not About Science

September 14, 2015 – Genetically modified organisms (GMO) have been banned in Scotland but not because of scientific observation. So admitted Scotland’s First Minister, ... Continue Reading →

New Horizons Keeps Giving us More of Pluto – Wow!

September 12, 2015 – From icy new mountain ranges to spectacular images of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, New Horizons is unlocking the mysteries of the dwarf planet as more ... Continue Reading →
Colbert & Musk conversation

Nuke Mars to Terraform It Says Elon Musk – I Don’t Think So!

September 11, 2015 – Even Tony Stark’s real life alter ego, Elon Musk, gets it wrong from time to time. On this week’s CBS The Late Show, he told host Stephen Colbert ... Continue Reading →

Bringing the Future to the Present – 4 Tech Pieces Almost Here and Now

September 10, 2015 – Welcome to first-time guest contributor Jared Wade, a NBA columnist at FanSided; editor at 8 Points, 9 Seconds; contributor at The City Paper Bogota; and ... Continue Reading →
storm over breakers

Knowing When, Where and How Extreme Weather Events Unfold is Mission Critical

September 9, 2015 – In Erik Larson’s recreation of the events of September 8, 1900 in Galveston, Texas, we are immersed in a story of devastation in the face of lack of ... Continue Reading →

The Danube Trip Has Made Me Think About How Nations Need to Adapt to the 21st Century

September 8, 2015 – We started in the Czech Republic, then Germany, Austria and Hungary. Because we did more highway than river we got to see not just urban centres but the countryside. ... Continue Reading →

Experiencing Climate Change First Hand on the Danube River

September 7, 2015 – It has been over two weeks since I posted anything to this blog site. The reason, my wife and I celebrated our 42nd anniversary by taking a scenic river cruise ... Continue Reading →
Emerging cicada

Cicadas and Lifespans – Reflections on a Morning Walk

August 23, 2015 – I’m listening to cicadas outside my apartment window this morning. The steady high-pitched buzz saw singing that often is mistaken by those who are uninformed ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Space Age Shower You Can Buy Today

August 22, 2015 – It is called The Shower of the Future and costs $4,412 U.S. Inspired by NASA but built to work here on Earth, this washing technology from Sweden is a closed ... Continue Reading →