Depleting Aquifers: A Sign of the Time and a Threat to the Breadbaskets of the World

July 14, 2017 – For those of us who read this blog and live in North America, depleting aquifers is not a new subject. The Central Valley of California, the agriculture epicenter ... Continue Reading →

A New Technology for Identifying Variable Soil Problems that Impact Farm Yields

July 13, 2017 – A San Francisco-based start-up, Trace Genomics, founded in 2015 has developed a test that gives farmers a comprehensive profile of the microbiology in soil samples ... Continue Reading →
Sharing E Umbrella makes its debut in 11 Chinese cities. Photo credit: Shenzen Siye Apparel Co.

Gizmos & Gadgets: When the Sharing Economy Doesn’t Work and When it Does

July 13, 2017 – Ridesharing programs existed before we needed mobile apps to get a ride to work. People created car pools both informally and formally. Group hailing of a taxicab ... Continue Reading →

The Future of Underwater Exploration

July 12, 2017 – Welcome to Casea Peterson, a freelance copywriter and content marketing specialist for businesses in outdoor industries. She has been writing personally and professionally ... Continue Reading →

Can Time Run Backwards? Introducing Retrocausality

July 12, 2017 – Getting the quantum world to align with Einstein’s theory of relativity has always caused headaches for physicists. Where quantum theory explains how the ... Continue Reading →

Fires in British Columbia’s Heartland and the U.S. West a Reminder That Climate Change is Already Impacting Our World

July 11, 2017 – The interior of British Columbia (BC) is burning this summer. And so is the interior of California. Why? Because tinder dry conditions, bad forest management ... Continue Reading →

Martian Surface Inhospitable to Earth Microbes Say Scientists

July 10, 2017 – This is a good news, bad news story. The good news is any biology that hitchhikes on Mars landers and rovers probably stands no chance of survival on the surface ... Continue Reading →

Robotic Satellite Servicing in NASA’s Plans

July 9, 2017 – I have argued in past postings that the only way our journey to Deep Space will become viable is if we develop a supporting infrastructure. Waystations between ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Venetian Blinds Go Solar

July 8, 2017 – SolarGaps is the name of a new window blind that has photovoltaics mounted on every slat. The panels generate up to 150 watt-hours per square meter (10 square feet). ... Continue Reading →

Electric Vehicles are No Longer on the Margin of the Automobile Industry

July 7, 2017 – Yesterday a report published by Bloomberg reflected what is becoming more apparent each day. The electric vehicle (EV) is the future of the automobile industry. ... Continue Reading →