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99.999% Certainty That Global Warming is Human Caused

September 5, 2014 – When I was doing consulting work in telecommunications the highest service level standard was 99.999% or five “9s” up time. That meant you would ... Continue Reading →
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Tablet Technology Altering the Tools Artists Use

September 5, 2014 – Guest blogger, Michael Ferraresi, looks at the evolution of tablet computing and how it is moving artists away from easels, pastels, charcoal and paintbrush. ... Continue Reading →

GMO Cows – Why Gene Editing Would Be of Benefit

September 5, 2014 – I know that this subject will bother those who equate anything genetically modified with Frankenstein’s monster. Hence the term Frankenfoods to describe ... Continue Reading →
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Paris Mining Geothermal Energy

September 4, 2014 – While walking my dog past a building site a few weeks ago I got into a conversation with the engineer responsible for the project – a house being built ... Continue Reading →

NASA Ready to Ship 3D Printer to Space Station

September 3, 2014 – Back in July 2012 I wrote about Made in Space, a company focused on developing 3D printers that could be used to build components, satellites and habitations ... Continue Reading →
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Microbes in Extreme Environments Evolve Faster Says Study

September 2, 2014 – What seems absolutely reasonable is apparently true. Expose microbes to extreme environments and those that survive evolve and adapt more rapidly. A study ... Continue Reading →
Opportunity Mars August 2014 panorama

How Do You Reformat the Drive on a Martian Rover?

September 1, 2014 – A labour of love is about to be carried out by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) involving Opportunity, the ten-year veteran Martian rover. It seems fitting ... Continue Reading →

A Conversation About Vanishing Islands Before a Baseball Game

August 31, 2014 – As we waited for the gate to open for the Buffalo Bisons-Pawtucket Red Sox baseball game last week on the last evening of our vacation, I noticed a gentleman ... Continue Reading →
Canadian Oil Production 2010 to 2025

Canadian Provincial Premiers Decide on a National Energy Strategy that Includes Climate Change Action

August 30, 2014 – In a rare display of unanimity Canada’s provincial leaders at their annual conference have outlined a national energy strategy. That strategy includes ... Continue Reading →
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Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is All About the Past

August 29, 2014 – It is an inspiration to see the technological marvels that have gotten us to where we are today. And a great place to see this is Chicago’s Museum of Science ... Continue Reading →