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Abu Dhabi Steel Plant Takes on Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization

November 15, 2016 – Al Reyadah is the world’s first commercial carbon capture steel facility. The carbon dioxide (CO2) it captures will be pumped into oil reservoirs to ... Continue Reading →

2016 the Hottest Year on Record So Far and We Are Not Talking Politics

November 14, 2016 – Donald Trump should cover his ears because I am about to relate observed science about the current state of the world’s climate. Before I do however ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: New Sick Plant App to Help Gardeners and Gardener Wannabes

November 14, 2016 – Before my wife and I downsized from a home in the suburbs of Toronto to a mid-town apartment I was an avid gardener. My rock garden in the front of the house ... Continue Reading →
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Another Martian Surface Discovery with Possible Habitability Features

November 12, 2016 – A surface depression on Mars has University of Texas researchers hypothesizing about the potential to find life on the Red Planet. Believed to have been formed ... Continue Reading →

Studying Weathering Processes Leads to Conclusion Current Mars Surface Uninhabitable

November 12, 2016 – In a study appearing in Nature Communications, entitled Amazonian chemical weathering rate derived from stony meteorite finds at Meridiani Planum on Mars, ... Continue Reading →

Can Technology and Science Advance in a World Wrought With Fear About AI, Robotics and Globalization?

November 11, 2016 – The elections in the United States this week, in one part, are a reaction to a world experiencing constant change through advances in science and technology. ... Continue Reading →

First Hyperloop Will Connect Dubai and Abu Dhabi in a 12 Minute Commute

November 10, 2016 – When Elon Musk in 2013 mused about the potential of a hyperloop network  joining San Francisco to Los Angeles it seemed more like a fantasy than a technology ... Continue Reading →

What a President Trump May Mean for the Climate Change Fight and Decreasing Our Use of Fossil Fuels

November 9, 2016 – As I watched the returns last evening it was clear to me shortly after 11 p.m. that Trump was going to be declared President Elect. I spent much of the night ... Continue Reading →

Purdue University Study Correlates Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Bans on Genetically Modified Crops

November 8, 2016 – In a paper entitled, Evaluation of Economic, Land Use, and Land Use Emission Impacts of Substituting Non-GMO Crops for GMO in the US, Purdue University researchers ... Continue Reading →

The Future of Democracies and Voting on the Eve of the U.S. Election

November 7, 2016 – On Tuesday, November 8th, Americans go to the polls. As much as the focus has been on the Donald Trump show and Hillary Clinton, Americans are voting for Congress, ... Continue Reading →