Parce One

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Device Provides Intelligent Energy Saving

February 19, 2014 – Meet the purported “world’s first intelligent energy saving program for everyone.” The device is called the Parce One. Plug one into a wall ... Continue Reading →
boreal forests

Study Points to Unheralded Role Boreal Forests May Play in Climate Change

February 18, 2014 – When we think about forest loss we usually talk about the Amazon or Congo river basins. These tropical rainforests are considered critical to maintaining a ... Continue Reading →
Luna Ring

Japanese Company Proposes Solar Power Project for the Moon

February 17, 2014 – Called Shimizu’s Dream, a 400 kilometer-wide band of solar panels girdling the Moon’s equator, it would generate enough power to meet all earthly ... Continue Reading →
Martian Opportunity mystery rock

Headlines: Mystery Martian Rock Explained

February 17, 2014 – All the conspiracy theorists are once more shaking their heads as NASA explained away the rock that appeared in a picture taken by the Martian Rover on January ... Continue Reading →

China’s Dilemma – Burn Coal or Welcome Economic Stagnation

February 16, 2014 – Today China produces 70% of the electricity it uses from coal, burning 47% of all the coal mined globally each year. Why? Because it continues to grow its ... Continue Reading →

Developing World Surpasses the Developed in Growing GMO Crops

February 15, 2014 – Global planting of genetically modified (GMO) crops has increased by a factor of 100 since 1996 according to the latest information released by the International ... Continue Reading →
TERMES robots at work

In the Future Little Robots will Outnumber the Big Ones

February 14, 2014 – If you think Data from Star Trek is the future of robotics, then think again. More and more it appears that the vast majority of our robot companions will ... Continue Reading →
Shock Electrodialysis

Desalination Technology Key to Solving Freshwater Crisis

February 13, 2014 – Steam distillation and reverse osmosis are the common ways we desalinate water today. The former is energy intensive. The latter is limited in terms of volume ... Continue Reading →
Project Lucy Africa

Headlines: IBM’s “Project Lucy” Focuses Watson on Africa’s Challenges

February 12, 2014 – Named after the fossil human ancestor Lucy discovered in Ethiopia a few decades ago, IBM is taking on Africa’s greatest challenges using Watson, the ... Continue Reading →
winter 2014 eastern North America

A Word to Climate Skeptics About This Winter Here in North America

February 11, 2014 – Here’s a quote that should be repeated often to those who believe climate change isn’t real. It comes from today’s New York Times: “The ... Continue Reading →