Gizmos & Gadgets: Rotor Sails on Tankers and Cruise Ships will Harvest Wind, Save Fuel and Reduce Emissions

March 16, 2017 – In 1926 a German engineer named Anton Flettner built a ship that included some surface deck structures that seemed oddly out of place. Described as spinning sails, ... Continue Reading →

1816 – The Year Without Summer and What it Tells Us About Climate Change Consequences

March 14, 2017 – The largest volcanic eruption in recent history began on April 5, 1815, at Mount Tambora, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia. The final event of this volcanic eruption ... Continue Reading →

Brain Has 100 Times More Computational Capacity Than We Thought Reports UCLA Study

March 13, 2017 – Mayank Mehta, a UCLA neurophysicist, says that our brains don’t work like conventional computers. In a new study, he notes that previous beliefs that neurons ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Stanford Chemists Invent Stretchable Electronics

March 13, 2017 – Chemical engineers at Stanford University have created soft, flexible plastic electrodes that can be stretched like a rubber band while maintaining the integrity ... Continue Reading →

In Assessing Innovation Announcements, Discoveries, Research Papers, or Presidential Tweets One Should Apply the CRAAP Test

March 11, 2017 – Every day on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, two of the most popular crowdfunding sites, announcements of new innovative products get posted with requests for funding. ... Continue Reading →

An Infrequent Space Phenomenon May be Indications of Alien Civilizations

March 10, 2017 – This week reports came out from radio astronomers who speculated that fast radio bursts (FRBs), only recently discovered, could be a power source used by alien ... Continue Reading →

The Battlefields of the Future: Robot Armies vs. Enhanced Humans

March 10, 2017 – In 1956, Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Rigg, serving in the United States Army, wrote a paper entitled, “Soldier of the Futurarmy.” In it he described ... Continue Reading →

Royal Dutch Shell Warned World of Catastrophic Climate Change From Increased Atmospheric CO2 in 1991

March 9, 2017 – In a rediscovered 28-minute film entitled, Climate of Concern, Shell Oil, while continuing to invest in CO2-emission creating fossil fuels, warned the world about ... Continue Reading →

And If You Thought Things Were Bad with the EPA and Trump, Check Out NOAA

March 8, 2017 – The agency of the U.S. government that tracks hurricanes, storm surges, tornadoes and other extreme weather events is about to see Donald Trump wield his anti-climate ... Continue Reading →

A Solution for the Environmental Protection Agency Surviving Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt

March 8, 2017 – The model exists to ensure that proper science related to tracking climate data and climate modeling will survive the new executive administration in the United ... Continue Reading →