If we are not going to burn coal is there another reason to mine it?

February 14, 2016 – According to a team of researchers from Penn State University, there are rare-earth elements to be found in coal seams. This has been known for awhile but ... Continue Reading →

Anti-GMO Movement Hurting Developing World

February 13, 2016 – The barriers set up by well meaning but misguided activists opposed to GMO (genetically modified organisms) will cost Developing World nations up to $1.5 trillion ... Continue Reading →

Anthropogenic Influence on Climate Will Change Natural Chill Cycles Here on Earth

February 12, 2016 – Human civilization has arisen in an interglacial warming period. It was a mere 12,000 years ago that our planet cycled from an Ice Age to milder conditions. ... Continue Reading →

The Burden of Climate Change is not Falling on the Emitters

February 11, 2016 – The problem with greenhouse gases is they don’t recognize political boundaries. Carbon dioxide emitted in China and the United States impacts the entire ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Long-Range Wireless Charging Solved by Polish-Ukrainian Startup

February 11, 2016 – In the world of smart devices these days reliance on a plug in charging system is like walking around with an anchor dragging behind you. I have written about ... Continue Reading →

Einstein Was Right – Watch for Gravity Waves Announcement on Thursday

February 10, 2016 – That Albert Einstein was a pretty smart guy. A century ago in a thought experiment leading to general relativity he theorized gravitational waves. And now ... Continue Reading →

Obstructive U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Global Warming Initiative

February 10, 2016 – The conservative wing of the American Supreme Court is not interested in combating climate change. Instead 5 justices have buried their heads in the sand in ... Continue Reading →

NASA Building New Electric Propulsion Technology for Aircraft

February 10, 2016 – Entitled Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology (LEAPTech), this experimental hybrid-electric propulsion system will soon move from a test bed on the ... Continue Reading →

COP21 Aircraft Greenhouse Gas Omission Addressed by 23 Countries

February 9, 2016 – At the Paris climate talks greenhouse gas emissions from ships and airplanes were discussed but there was no final agreement on a cap. Now 23 countries including ... Continue Reading →

Eight 21st Century Emerging Technologies with Unexpected Convergent Consequences

February 8, 2016 – Peter Diamandis talks about what happens when eight different exponential technologies come onto the scene at the same time. In a series of blogs that I will ... Continue Reading →