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Added Renewable Electricity Generation Surpassed Fossil Fuel Plants in 2015

October 26, 2016 – For the first time renewable energy growth exceeded all other electrical power generation technologies added in the last year. States Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive ... Continue Reading →
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Analysis of Spectral Signatures of Star Systems Shows a Small Fraction May Have Technological Civilizations

October 25, 2016 – In a paper to be published in the Astronomical Society of the Pacific journal, Ermanno Borra and Eric Trottier, Physics Department, Laval University in Quebec, ... Continue Reading →
Artistic rendering of Planet Nine with the Sun in the distance. Image credit: R. Hurt, IPAC, Caltech.

Planet Nine from Outer Space Sets Solar System Akilter

October 25, 2016 – A reader of this blog recently sent me an online posting about Planet Nine, formerly called, Planet X and stated that he couldn’t wait for me to write ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Zip Drones to Deliver Drugs in Costa Rica

October 24, 2016 – Remote villages and towns in Costa Rica will be getting prescriptions delivered to them by drones beginning next year. The program is being operated by the ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Smartphone App to Detect Asthma, Pneumonia, and Obstructive Respiratory Distress

October 24, 2016 – ResApp Health, an Australian company aimed at commercializing research from University of Queensland, with initial funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ... Continue Reading →
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In the War to Manage Carbon and Climate Change – Two Technologies May Make an Enormous Contribution

October 22 2016 – The rise of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is the most significant contributor to global warming. In our effort to address this challenge we have begun ... Continue Reading →
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 27: Chinese boys look at their smartphone in front of their house next to a coal fired power plant on November 27, 2015 on the outskirts of Beijing, China.  China's government has set 2030 as a deadline for the country to reach its peak for emissions of carbon dioxide, what scientists and environmentalists cite as the primary cause of climate change. At an upcoming conference in Paris, the governments of 196 countries will meet to set targets on reducing carbon emissions in an attempt to forge a new global agreement on climate change. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Coal-Fired Power Plants in Asia Pose a Climate Change Dilemma

October 21, 2016 – Emissions from Asian coal-fired power plants remain one of the more significant climate change challenges faced by the world community. Although China is beginning ... Continue Reading →
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World Youth Get Climate Change – Too Bad Old Politicians Can’t Say The Same

October 21, 2016 – On Wednesday evening this week two old people auditioned for the most important political position on the planet, President of the United States. This was their ... Continue Reading →
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Capuchin Monkeys Show Us That Stone Tool Making is No Big Deal

October 20, 2016 – In the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, an ape is seen playing with bones and reaching an “Aha” moment turning a femur into a club. The mythology of ... Continue Reading →
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Will Royal Navy Use Situational Awareness Artificial Intelligence in Future Combat?

October 19, 2016 – The software is called STARTLE. And that is exactly what it is meant to do, summon an equivalent to human responses to a threat and do it using a neural network ... Continue Reading →