Mars One

Huge Holes in Mars One Plan Say MIT Students

October 15, 2014 – I have written several postings about Mars One and have questioned the aggressive timetable and lack of appropriate tested technology to ensure its ambitious ... Continue Reading →
Global Thermostat 2

Can We Engineer Technology That Can Do What Plants Do?

October 14, 2014 – Today our Earth atmospheric composition contains 400 parts per million (ppm) carbon dioxide (CO2). That’s 75 ppm higher than the atmosphere of 1970. The ... Continue Reading →
Workers at construction site of water diversion project in Henan Province. Source: How Hwee Young/EPA

Unintended Consequences Emerge in Chinese River Diversion Project

October 14, 2014 – Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in Canada and a wonderful day to walk through the wetlands south of our apartment here in the heart of Toronto. These wetlands ... Continue Reading →
E-Cat Uppsala Test

Independent Testing Report on LENR Cold Fusion Technology Released

October 11, 2014 – Cold fusion has once again entered the conversation with the release of an independent test of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat cold fusion device. The results appear ... Continue Reading →
Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell car

United Kingdom to Fund Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure Accessible to the Public

October 10, 2014 – There may not be many hydrogen-fueled trucks and automobiles on British roads today but this latest announcement from the government is an encouraging sign ... Continue Reading →
Canadian temperature changes 1950 to 2010

Canada’s Federal Government Taken to Task by Environment Commissioner

October 9, 2014 – Imagine being taken out to the wood shed for a paddling by a commissioner your government appointed as an environment watchdog. That’s what happened this ... Continue Reading →
Baxter working with humans in the workplace

Quantum Robots and Other Robot News

October 9, 2014 – As IBM finds new applications in medicine and buisness for Watson, its Jeopardy-winning computing technology, it is quantum physics and its application to robotics ... Continue Reading →
Source: REUTERS/James Akena

African Countries to Issue Climate Bonds to Fund Mitigation Strategies

October 8, 2014 – It’s a tiny step but 24 African countries have launched the African Risk Capacity Extreme Climate Facility (ARC-XCF) bond issue. Starting in 2016 the bonds ... Continue Reading →
Gamification image

Gamification – What is it and How is it Changing the Way Kids Learn?

October 7, 2014 – Today’s guest blogger is Lilia Ortiz, a freelance writer, graphic design student and bookworm with three years of writing and editing experience, particularly ... Continue Reading →
Solar Energy IEA Report

Revised IEA Roadmap Sees Solar Energy Producing 27% of the World’s Power with a Proviso

October 7, 2014 – Last year in July I wrote about the IEA, the International Energy Agency, and its forecast on the future of renewable energy. The organization predicted that ... Continue Reading →