For those of you so inclined on Wednesday, April 24th at 11 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time (2 p.m. Eastern), Planetary Resources is celebrating its one year anniversary since announcing its plans to begin mining asteroids. And you are invited to join them for a live hangout online. They plan to provide
A veritable cornucopia of gadgets can be found at Open Source Technology, featuring the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS), a modular, low-cost technology platform from which you can manufacture 50 different types of machines including: 3D printer 3D scanner 50 Kilowatt wind turbine Aluminum ext
Bigelow Aerospace was the unnamed partner when Charles Bolden, NASA’s administrator, stated that the space agency would not “take the lead on a human lunar mission.” There has been a lively debate on LinkedIn regarding this with many seeing the decision as a retreat and failure by
Whole Foods, a grocery store located in Brooklyn, New York, is in the process of putting an 1,850 square meter (20,000 square feet) greenhouse on its roof in response to customer requests for locally grown fresh produce. The store is partnering with Gotham Greens, a company in Brooklyn that builds u
Technology played a critical role in the news events of this week beginning with the crudely-fashioned, low tech, pressure-cooker bombs planted at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and the mayhem and death they wrought, followed by the technology of our communication age uncovering images withi
The International Energy Agency announced in a new report that despite the growth of solar and wind power, coal power continues to add more capacity than either. It would seem in light of the evidence that we humans would be smart enough to recognize that burning more coal has consequences. But no!
Electrical engineers at Stanford University published an article describing their cooling invention in last month’s NanoLetters. What they discovered is a metal-dielectric photonic structure that radiates sunlight keeping what’s inside cool. What are the implications of their invention?
If you are unfamiliar with the Ogallala, this is the aquifer that lies under much of the Central Plains of the United States. In the pictures and map seen below on the left we can see a reminder of the Dust Bowl, in the centre a map showing the current state of the Ogallala in terms of water reserve
Waste sulfur, seen below in the image of an Athabaska oil sands production site, is being transformed into lightweight plastic for use in electric batteries. The research into a new chemical process has been headed up by University of Arizona and involves contributions from Seoul National University
The Velkess Flexible Flywheel promises energy storage technology at a “radically lower cost.” Think of a house with solar panels on the roof. During the day the house receives enough energy from the Sun to power the lights, heat, air conditioning and appliances in the house. Excess energ