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Headlines: North Sea Carbon Storage Plans May Spring a Leak

December 19, 2013 – For those in the business of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) the biggest challenge is less in capturing the carbon and more in finding a place to put ... Continue Reading →
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Headlines: Steven Chu, Former U.S. Energy Secretary Joins Canadian CCS Technology Company

December 18, 2013 – Carbon capture and sequestration or CCS has challenged those attempting to make economic sense of its many different technologies. So far most CCS projects ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Holographic Glasses Make 3D-Augmented Reality “Real”

December 18, 2013 – Meet Meta, a New York developer of holographic interface devices and inventor of the MetaPro glasses that transport the wearer into a world of 3D virtual reality. Back ... Continue Reading →
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The Goldilocks Zone isn’t exactly what we thought

December 18, 2013 – In this week’s issue of the journal, Nature, a new exoplanet climate model redefines the Goldilocks Zone, the appropriate conditions for life on planets ... Continue Reading →
Morpher bike helmet

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Folding Bike Helmet That Meets Safety Standards

December 17, 2013 – You have to love how crowdfunding is inspiring and funding new inventions. One of these is Morpher, a folding bike helmet that makes it easy for cycling enthusiasts ... Continue Reading →
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Tackling Climate Change Incrementally

December 16, 2013 – By now if you are a regular reader you know I write a lot about climate change. I talk about how we need to curb carbon emissions. I talk about the lack of ... Continue Reading →
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Have you heard of SyNAPSE?

December 16, 2013 – If you are familiar with the nervous system you know that it consists of masses of cells called neurons each separated by a small gap called a synapse. Electrical ... Continue Reading →
Virtual walls for oil spills

Headlines: “Virtual Wall” Could Contain Oil Spills

December 15, 2013 – University of Missouri researchers have invented a virtual wall that contain oil spills and prevent them from spreading. It also has potential use in oil and ... Continue Reading →
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Headlines: China Successfully Lands Robot and Rover on the Moon

December 14, 2013 – Welcome to the late 1960s and 70s. China has achieved what both the United States and Soviet Union accomplished back then, a soft landing on the Moon. The ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Meet Sphero – Part Ball, Part Robot and Supposedly Lots of Fun

December 13, 2013 – When you visit the Sphero site you watch a video of what people do with this “smart ball” which comes in two versions, one that rolls at a rate ... Continue Reading →