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Peter Diamandis Describes “X” and its Moonshot Culture

April 17, 2016 – It has been a few weeks since I shared with you one of Peter Diamandis’ weekly email blasts. Not all are suitable fodder for this blog. But the one describing ... Continue Reading →
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409.44 Parts Per Million – Remember 2016 as the Year CO2 Went Ballistic

April 16, 2016 – Last week at the top of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in the atmosphere were measured at 409.44 ppm. On April 12 the reading was ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: New Gel-Based Battery Could Be Just What the Energy Grid Needs

April 15, 2016 – The University of Sydney in Australia, in its research on catalytic chemicals and fuels, appears to have invented a promising new battery technology which has ... Continue Reading →
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Post-COP21 Emission Reduction Pledges are Inadequate – Why?

April 14, 2016 – For ten millennia preceding the Industrial Revolution the Earth has had a healthy carbon balance. Forests, soil and other vegetation roughly balanced the amount ... Continue Reading →
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Carbon Dioxide Powered Turbine May Be a Greenhouse Gas Game Changer

April 13, 2016 – General Electric’s (GE) Global Research arm is testing a turbine (seen in the picture below being held by Doug Hofer, the GE engineer in charge of the project) ... Continue Reading →
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Stem Cell Research Leading to Regenerative Tissue Therapy

April 12, 2016 – Need hip replacement or a new knee? Well if you can wait a half decade you may be among the first to experience regenerative stem cell therapy, a repair system ... Continue Reading →
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Trade Pacts and Reducing the Global Carbon Footprint – Compatible or Not?

April 11, 2016 – Canada is a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which creates a common market for the continent. In fact the country has 12 existing free ... Continue Reading →
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Commercial Rocket Companies Achieve So Many New Milestones in One Week

April 10, 2016 – First there was the New Shepard rocket launch by Blue Origin on April 2nd, a third successful test flight achieved in less than five months. Then there was an ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Lifestyle GPS Comes to Diabetes Patients with Smartphones

April 9, 2016 – In 2014, 422 million people were diagnosed with diabetes. Global prevalence among adults 18 and over had risen from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5%. These statistics come ... Continue Reading →
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Robot Proofing – A New Challenge for Educators and Youth

April 8, 2016 – Futurists are constantly asked whether robots will eventually take over almost all jobs. The usual response is that robots will change the nature of work humans ... Continue Reading →