Falcon 9 production floor

SpaceX Thinks It Knows What Went Wrong in Recent Falcon 9 Mission Failure

July 21, 2015 – In an update sent out by the company yesterday, SpaceX described the events pertaining to the 19th launch of its Falcon 9 rocket which blew up in a second stage ... Continue Reading →
Alberta farms and drought

Drought and Farming Made Headlines in Canada’s National Newspaper Today

July 20, 2015 – Talk about a dry place. When Neil Armstrong stepped off the Lunar Excursion Module to the Moon’ surface 46 years ago today he was the first to walk on the ... Continue Reading →

Today We Implemented Phase 2: My Family’s Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

July 17, 2015 – With the latest “global weather” report from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) pointing to 2014 as the warmest year on ... Continue Reading →
Inner ear hair cells

Can Gene Therapy Cure Deafness?

July 16, 2015 – Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and their compatriots at Boston Children’s Hospital have reported successful gene manipulation impacting ... Continue Reading →
Pluto close up

The Technology That Lets Us See Pluto

July 15, 2015 – The first close up of Pluto shows a mountainous surface some reaching a height of more than 3,330 meters (about 11,000 feet).   Pluto’s largest moon, ... Continue Reading →
innovation cloud

Peter Diamandis Talks About Why Risky Research Today is Driven by Entrepreneurs Not Government

July 15, 2015 – In his latest email blast Peter Diamandis tackles a subject near and dear to my heart – the risk taking nature of entrepreneurship and what it potentially ... Continue Reading →
Pepper 2 robot

The Japanese Love Their New French Robot Named Pepper

July 14, 2015 – Japan is the country where automata in humanoid form are apart of daily life. Why the Japanese seem to take to these devices is a mystery to those outside the ... Continue Reading →
UN Human Rights on climate change

Is Climate Change a Human Rights Issue?

July 13, 2015 – The United Nations is looking at climate change not just from the science perspective but as an issue of human rights. At a forum held in Geneva this month Bangladesh, ... Continue Reading →

Education and the Future – Two Paradigms

July 12, 2015 – Young people face a very different future from previous generations. Career paths outside of hard science professions are not as secure as in the past. Any work ... Continue Reading →