SpaceX on Mars

Elon Musk Reveals How Earth Will Colonize Mars “SpaceX Style”

June 12, 2016 – To reach Mars from Earth requires a flight of between 54.6 and 401 million kilometers (34 and 249 million miles). The average distance between the two equals 225 ... Continue Reading →
Iceland CCS Project

Iceland Shows the World How to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Stone

June 10, 2016 – A pilot carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project in Iceland has demonstrated the ability to mineralize carbon dioxide (CO2) within basaltic lavas and hyaloclastites ... Continue Reading →
Gene drives mosquitoes

The Zika Virus, Malaria and Other Mosquito Delivered Diseases Adds Fuel to Science Sculpting Evolution

June 9 , 2016 – Altering the genetic structure of organisms is a power not to be taken lightly. But that is exactly what is possible today through advances in genomics. Because ... Continue Reading →

How MIT Plans to Create a Better World

June 8, 2016 – Every university is a collection of bright minds focused on answering questions about what is yet to be known. But how many of them launch a campaign focused on ... Continue Reading →
Norway to ban gas and diesel cars

In 2025 Norway will Ban the Sale of Gasoline-Powered Cars, One of Several Moves to a Low-Carbon Future

June 7, 2016 – A country with a population of just over 5 million, and that owes its wealth to oil, is making the low-carbon economy turn to ban vehicles running on gasoline and ... Continue Reading →
CaCO3 from Carbon Engineering

A Progress Report on Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere

June 6, 2016 – Back in October of 2015 I posted an article about a Calgary-based company, Carbon Engineering, that was harvesting carbon dioxide (CO2) from ambient air. At the ... Continue Reading →
bionic leaf Nocera

Gizmos & Gadgets: Bionic Leaf Converts CO2 to Alcohol-based Fuel

June 5, 2016 – Professor Daniel Nocera  is known for having created an artificial leaf made of silicon. It converts sunlight five times more efficiently than plant leaves. The ... Continue Reading →

Visit to Hiroshima Reminds Us That a Nuclear Winter is Never Too Far Away

June 4, 2016 – The visit by President Obama to Hiroshima a little over a week ago made me think about the legacy we still live with because of the invention of nuclear weapons. ... Continue Reading →
synthesizing human genome

Scientists Launch Project to Synthesize Human DNA From Scratch

June 3, 2016 – It has been more than a decade-and-a-half since scientists mapped the entire human genome back in 2001. Now some have decided it is time to develop the ability ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Glimpse at the First Universal Translator

June 2, 2016 – The Indiegogo site begins with the words “a world without language barriers.” The product is a communication wearable, a smart earpiece called Pilot ... Continue Reading →