Oxygen crystal before and after

A Material That Sucks Oxygen Out of A Room – A Good Thing? Maybe.

October 4, 2014 – A crystal that binds and stores high concentrations of oxygen has been synthesized by researchers at the University of Southern Denmark. A bucketful can suck ... Continue Reading →
Bacterial Communication

Shutting Down Cancer by Understanding its Communication System

October 3, 2014 – Did you know that bacteria “talk” to each other? The conversation is chemical and understanding that type of communication may lead to a way to prevent ... Continue Reading →
Von Braun space wheel

Why Haven’t We Developed Artificial Gravity in Human Space Flights?

October 2, 2014 – The scene of the rotating space station from 2001: A Space Odyssey reminds me of just how much further we need to go in 2014 to achieve that science fiction ... Continue Reading →

What’s a C4 Plant Got that a C3 Doesn’t? Better Enzymes for Converting CO2

October 1, 2014 – If we could help plants turn CO2 into sugar at a faster rate we could revolutionize agriculture. That’s what researchers have in mind in trying to make ... Continue Reading →
Valles Marineris canyon wall

Evidence of Past Glaciation Found on Mars

October 1, 2014 – The date today reinforces that we are well into autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere of our planet and it shouldn’t be a surprise then that the words ... Continue Reading →
New York solar power

New York State Takes Activist Role in Implementing Solar Energy Projects

September 30, 2014 – The investment doesn’t amount to a lot of dollars, a mere $1 billion, a drop in the bucket compared to the hundreds of billions and trillions that are ... Continue Reading →
Lightbridge Twizzler fuel rods

New Experimental Nuclear Fuel Could Provide Power Equal to Building 40 New Power Plants

September 30, 2014 – The beleaguered nuclear power industry may soon have a good story to tell post Fukushima. Lightbridge, a nuclear engineering company based in Virginia, is ... Continue Reading →

What is CDR and What Role Will it Take in Mitigating Climate Change?

September 29, 2014 – The carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Boundary Dam in Saskatchewan is about to go live as reported in the press today. The project goal has ... Continue Reading →

Fund Managers To Report on the Carbon Footprint of Portfolios

September 27, 2014 – In yesterday’s Globe and Mail, Canada’s purported national newspaper, Janet McFarland wrote a piece on ethical investment describing the Montreal ... Continue Reading →
fracking rig

Shale Gas a Poor Solution for Cutting CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

September 27, 2014 – President Obama is counting on replacing coal-fired power with cleaner burning natural gas. But the shift according to researchers at University of California ... Continue Reading →