China’s Energy Thirst Means More Renewables and More Coal

January 5, 2017 – In the last week China announced it plans to spend 2.5 trillion Yuan ($361 billion U.S.) on renewable power generation between now and 2020, creating 13 million ... Continue Reading →

The Driverless Car Revolution is Getting Closer and It Means Big Changes

January 4, 2017 – Thomas Frey is a futurist and in his latest musing about autonomous vehicles he describes them as “the most disruptive technology in all history.” ... Continue Reading →

Igloos May Be Our Best Bet for Martian Habitats

January 3, 2017 – Not quite the ice block igloos built by Inuit in the extreme north here on Earth, NASA is contemplating something it calls a Mars Ice Dome as a suitable home ... Continue Reading →

MIT Study Concludes 3,000 Autonomous Cabs is All That’s Needed for New York City

January 3, 2017 – The appeal of a world of fewer cars on city streets because of autonomous ride-sharing vehicles is reflected in the latest study by the Computer Science and ... Continue Reading →

Asymmetric Federalism and Decentralization May Be Best Solutions for Governance in Our 21st Century World

January 2, 2017 – A survey of the geopolitics of our 21st century world demonstrates many cracks in the foundations of current government and policy. The late 20th century was ... Continue Reading →

3D Printers Create Custom-Built Knees and Hips

January 1, 2017 – A number of years ago because of advancing osteoarthritis I was told I was a candidate for knee replacement surgery. Having lived with an arthritic left knee ... Continue Reading →

Climate Change and 2016: Tipping Points in Evidence in a Noteworthy Year

    December 31, 2016 – With the year coming to an end it seems appropriate to look at the issue of climate change and evidence and events we witnessed in 2016 that ... Continue Reading →

Will Virtual Reality Allow Jurors to Experience How a Crime Was Committed?

December 30, 2016 – It is not too big a step to move from capturing the images of a crime scene to creating a virtual representation of it for a jury during the course of a trial. ... Continue Reading →

What Technologies Will Hold the Disruptive Keys to 2017?

December 20, 2016 – It is always fun to look ahead to the New Year and do a little bit of crystal ball forecasting. Technological innovation continues to disrupt existing paradigms ... Continue Reading →

Even if the New U.S. Administration Tries to Revive Coal Mining It Won’t Mean a Return to Full Employment

December 28, 2016 – President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign told ex-coal miners in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that they should be prepared to get back to work full ... Continue Reading →