James Webb Telescope

Space Updates: We Are a Year Away from Pluto Close-up and New Earth 20 Years Away

July 16, 2014 – NASA in the news the last few days is getting prepared for Pluto and beyond while some of its scientists further speculate on finding alien life on a New Earth ... Continue Reading →
water equals food

Financial Newspapers Start Talking About Water Shortages and Water Strife

July 15, 2014 – As I scanned the pages of my morning business-oriented newspaper I noted an opinion piece that suggested a future of water wars brought on by freshwater scarcity. ... Continue Reading →
Patriot missiles

Anti-Missile Defense Systems – Can they work?

July 14, 2014 – In the latest Middle East flare up between Israel and its neighbors, the country has been subject to a barrage of short and long-range missiles. These rockets ... Continue Reading →
E-Fan electric aircraft

Small E-Airplanes Take Flight but No Commercial Passenger Planes in the Near Future

July 14, 2014 – A new type of airplane is emerging in the 21st century – the E-Airplane and its cousin the e-Hybrid airplane. The technology is being driven by a number ... Continue Reading →
Costa Concordia salvage operation

Could We Have Salvaged the Costa Concordia in the 20th Century?

July 13, 2014 – As shipwrecks go the Costa Concordia has proven to be the media sensation of the 21st century. We have seen more footage of this disaster, have read more print ... Continue Reading →

To Garden in Space We Need All Kinds of Robots

July 12, 2014 – When existing in outer space becomes second nature to humanity it will be accompanied by gardens and robotic helpers to ensure their survival. By gardens I’m ... Continue Reading →

To Build a Robot Like Star Trek’s Data We Need to Perfect Soft Machine Technology

July 12, 2014 – Researchers at Purdue University are into developing soft machines. They are doing this by embedding liquid-alloy devices into a polymer to form a soft network ... Continue Reading →

The Sound of Smartphones: How Music Helped to Shape Phone Technology

July 11, 2014 – Remember boom boxes? Those huge silver machines weighing upwards of 30 pounds with huge speakers on the side and the highly sought after dual auto-reverse cassette ... Continue Reading →
Asteroid mining

U.S. Congress to Vet Bill Covering Asteroid Mining and Property Rights

July 11, 2014 – When Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, two private initiatives hoping to mine asteroids, finally arrive at their first celestial destination they ... Continue Reading →

Oil – We Spill it Everywhere and Yet We Keep on Drilling and Transporting it

July 11, 2014 – This morning as I perused my many alerts and feeds I came across a headline from The National, a paper published out of the United Arab Emirates. Its title, How ... Continue Reading →