Global Warming’s Assault on the Great Barrier Reef

February 28, 2017 – My brother got into a conversation with a resident of his building last week who had just come back from Australia, and reported that the Great Barrier Reef ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: SUAV:Q a Shape-Shifting Solar-Powered Drone Takes to the Air

February 27, 2017 – A team at the University of Minnesota have created a drone designed to fly over farm fields that can stay aloft all day using solar power. Called SUAV:Q, which ... Continue Reading →

Measuring Oxygen Levels in the Ocean Shows Evidence of Decline Through the Last 50 Years

February 26, 2017 – Climate change deniers try to argue that increasing carbon dioxide means the Earth will be greener, more lush, and a better environment. They point to the ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Delivery Robot That Stops at Traffic Lights is on the Streets of Tallinn, Estonia

February 25, 2017 – The first prototype delivery robot from Starship Technologies, a company with offices in Tallinn, London, UK, and Redwood City, California. Launched in 2014, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Half Drone, Half Motorcycle – Say Hello to the Hoversurf Scorpion-3

February 24, 2017 – What can fly like a drone while you ride it like a motorbike? It’s the Scorpion-3, a combination quadcopter with a motorcycle seat. Scorpion-3 is electric-powered, ... Continue Reading →

NASA Got Lots of People Excited Yesterday About a Solar System 40 Light Years Away

February 23, 2017 – This morning I spotted my first Robin of the season, almost a month ahead of the formal date we celebrate as spring. I had heard Robin birdsong the last couple ... Continue Reading →

Canada’s Ice Caps Contributing to Sea Level Rises States UC Irvine Study

February 22, 2017 – When we read about sea level rise the usual suspects are Greenland and Antarctica. Sometimes alpine glaciers get honourable mention. But seldom do you hear ... Continue Reading →

Cool Infographic Illustrates Autonomous Vehicles and Their Deployment in the Near Future

February 22, 2017 – One of my readers, Karen Smith, alerted me to a research project done by Get Off Road, which has produced a graphic tracing the history, growth and future ... Continue Reading →

Looking for an Exotic Cruise – How About One Over the North Pole?

February 21, 2017 – If you like cruising, and have been almost everywhere, then the MOSAiC project announcement yesterday is one for you. A group of researchers is planning to ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New achu Mobile App Tells if You Are Going to Get Sick

February 21, 2017 – I get the flu shot every year. Have for the last 30 or so and have had a mild case of flu once during all that time. I also am mindful of safe hygiene practices ... Continue Reading →