Two Billion Year Old Water Discovery Has Interesting Origins of Life Implications

December 26, 2016 – Canada holds the current record for the oldest water discovered on Earth. Well not on the Earth but rather under it. Miners working in Northern Ontario go ... Continue Reading →

New Paint Can Convert Temperature Differences into Electricity

December 26, 2016 – It is called the thermoelectric effect and we have known about since the early 1800s.  It occurs when two different conducting materials maintained at different ... Continue Reading →

Both the U.S. and Russian Military Start Killer Robot Programs – the Rise of the Machines

December 25, 2016 – This is not a Merry Christmas message. In the past few weeks both the United States and Russia have admitted and even displayed robots that can be deployed ... Continue Reading →

Gene Drive: What is it? Why is the U.S. Military Concerned About it?

December 24, 2016 – Human evolution and in fact the evolution of all life on Earth is about to change because of a new technology called gene drive. It involves adding or removing ... Continue Reading →

Colorado, Utah and Nevada Getting Charged Up for EVs

December 23, 2016 – Three mid-western states are joining forces to implement a recharging infrastructure on interstate highways running through them. They are Colorado, Utah and ... Continue Reading →

Can a Modern Economy Thrive on a Low Carbon Diet?

December 22, 2016 – Apparently the two are separable. Economies and carbon-based energy do not need to be in lockstep. Take these last two years. The global economy grew 6.5% ... Continue Reading →

Speculation on the Future of Fossil Fuels

December 21, 2016 – In the Northern Hemisphere we have arrived at the Winter Solstice. Here in Toronto it means daylight lasting a little more than nine hours. And as the amount ... Continue Reading →

Politicians Call for Stock Exchanges to Back Climate Change Financial Disclosure for Listed Companies

December 20, 2016 – Back in 2013 The Guardian published the highlights of a report in the journal Climatic Change which analyzed corporate sources of anthropogenic carbon dioxide ... Continue Reading →

Portland, Oregon, Adopts Electric Vehicle First Strategy

December 19, 2016 – A 49-action item plan based on electric first principles has been unanimously adopted by the city council of Portland, Oregon. It covers all city fleet purchases, ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Talks About the Reinvention of Humanity

December 19, 2016 – The idea of reinventing humanity is not foreign to this blog site. Whether the subject has been engineering humanity to fit a world experiencing global climate ... Continue Reading →