Hybrid Airplane Takes to the Skies

December 29, 2014 – An in-flight rechargeable experimental aircraft developed by University of Cambridge and Boeing researchers was successfully flown in the United Kingdom in ... Continue Reading →
Arte / Polar Sea

The Polar Sea and Arctic Declaration

December 28, 2014 – Several weeks ago the Ontario television public broadcaster, OTV, aired a 10-part series of one-hour documentaries telling the tale of a personal adventure ... Continue Reading →
Nocticula heterotrophic dinoflagellates

New Research Shows What Happens When Plankton Ingests Oil Spills

December 27, 2014 – When an oil spill happens in the ocean much of it gets ingested by small marine creatures like the ones seen in the picture below.     These are ... Continue Reading →
all that happens must be known

Personal Space, Anonymity and Security in the 21st Century

December 26, 2014 – A recent Pew Research poll, the results released in November, paint a disturbing picture about American concerns regarding the full implications of “big ... Continue Reading →

It`s a Green Christmas Here in Toronto but Not on Parts of Mars

December 25, 2014 – When I walked my dog this Christmas morning there was not a hint of snow anywhere. In fact we had to skirt puddles of water as we made our way through the ... Continue Reading →

The Fate of the Christmas Tree – Bad News from Climate Scientists

December 24, 2014 – It is Christmas Eve and a time that my wife and I use to visit with friends whose parlors are decked out in Christmas trees, both real and artificial. We look ... Continue Reading →
Miami Beach storm surge

Miami Beach’s Answer to Rising Sea Levels – More Waterfront Condos

December 23, 2014 – Southern Florida is the most vulnerable floodplain in the United States. The City of Miami Beach to protect itself from storm surges is attempting to implement ... Continue Reading →

Singapore to Launch Autonomous Vehicles in 2015

December 23, 2014 – The city-state that likes to push technology’s limits is launching driverless automobiles as a short-haul service in one of its busiest neighborhoods ... Continue Reading →
Aplysia californica

Recovering Lost Brain Memory Appears Possible

December 22, 2014 – Alzheimer’s patients progressively lose their memories. I watched my mother-in-law and mother both succumb to the ravages of this disease as it robbed ... Continue Reading →
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India Leaps Forward with Latest Rocket Launch

December 21, 2014 – India has long had a missile program but its development of heavy launch capacity has been impaired by delays in technology advances and failed tests. But ... Continue Reading →