Biomedicine Update: Progress Shared on Genetic Causes of Birth Defects in Yale University Study

November 16, 2013 – For those who have been reading my blog for sometime you may remember that I have talked about congenital heart disease (CHD) in a rather personal way because ... Continue Reading →

Space Update: Evidence for Panspermia Found in Tasmanian Crater Site

November 15, 2013 – As a young man I read a significant amount of science fiction. One of my favourite authors was Sir Fred Hoyle. Other than science fiction Hoyle was known for ... Continue Reading →

Headlines: New Milestone XPrizes Offered in the Competition to Get to the Moon

November 14, 2013 – The Google Lunar XPrize gives the winner $30 million. Thirty teams signed up in 2010 to meet the challenge of sending a probe to the Moon, landing on it, having ... Continue Reading →
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The Future of Democracy in the 21st Century

November 14, 2013 – Those of us living in democracies on this planet are confronted with the clashing of two realities. The first is our laws that provide us with personal safeguards ... Continue Reading →
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Energy Update: The Current State of Nuclear Power

November 13, 2013 – Fukushima! Fukushima! That’s the current state of the nuclear power industry. Over the last four decades there have been three large nuclear accidents: ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets – A Personal Energy Device Fuel Cell Called Upp

November 12, 2013 – Upp ™ is a personal fuel cell that can charge USB-compatible electronics like smartphones, eReaders, tablets, digital cameras and game consoles. An invention ... Continue Reading →
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Headlines: DNA of 780,000 Year Old Ice Age Horse Reconstructed

November 12, 2013 – I have written in the past about attempts to reconstruct the DNA of the Woolly Mammoth, one of the most imposing creatures that wandered the landscape of North ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: The Solar Pocket Factory – Reinventing Solar Panels

November 11, 2013 – A tabletop machines that makes solar panels? What a great idea! That’s the Solar Pocket Factory, the first of its kind. It automates the construction ... Continue Reading →
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Headlines: Australian Climate Council Gets Crowdfunding

November 10, 2013 – When Australia’s new Conservative government came to power in the recent election they immediately began dismantling the country’s green legislation ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Window Stick-On Filters Out Urban Noise

November 9, 2013 – The gadget is called Sono and it transforms any window into an active noise cancelling system. Noises from pneumatic drills, police and emergency sirens, barking ... Continue Reading →