Boeing ALASA

Finding Cheaper Ways to Get to Space

November 16, 2014 – A few years ago Paul Allen, of Microsoft and X-Prize fame, proposed buying two Boeing 747s, removing an outside wing on one and an inside wing on the other ... Continue Reading →

Are There Rules for People Going into Space?

November 14, 2014 – Who regulates humans going into space? For government programs such as those run by NASA, Russia’s Roscosmos, and China’s CNSA, there are rules ... Continue Reading →
Australians on Bondi Beach

Climate Change Fight Gets Boost from the U.S. and China

November 13, 2014 – I am often perplexed by the number of otherwise intelligent people who wax philosophically about the vast conspiracy by scientists who espouse anthropogenic ... Continue Reading →
Comet 67P Philae descent

Rosetta Lands its Stone Philae on Comet’s Surface

November 12, 2014 – It is amazing what can be accomplished with robotic spacecraft. Rosetta, a project of the European Space Agency (ESA), and launched in 2004, is a Deep Space ... Continue Reading →

Energy and Island States – Necessity Driving Innovation

November 11, 2014 – When I recently was asked to speak via Skype to a gathering of concerned Jamaicans at a conference gathered in that nation’s capital, I talked about ... Continue Reading →
This Changes Everything

Why You Should Read Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything”

November 9, 2014 – You may not agree with her left-wing political activism, but you cannot deny that her hypothesis that capitalism as usual is no longer possible if we are to ... Continue Reading →

GMOs Defined – The Knowns and Unknowns

November 8, 2014 – At a dinner party a few weeks ago one of the guests stated uncategorically that “GMOs are the cause of all these dietary allergies that kids are getting.” ... Continue Reading →

Here’s a Contradiction in Terms – Ecotankers

November 7, 2014 – I came across the term ecotanker in my reading of headlines today. It would seem that the prefix “eco” is being bandied about by the most unlikely ... Continue Reading →
Climate Change Synthesis Report illustration

More About the Content of the Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report

November 7, 2014 – A week ago I posted a blog, It’s Official for the Umpteenth Time – We Got Climate Change!  In it I presented observable historic data on the state of the ... Continue Reading →
Monitoring apps

Parent Tech – How Surveillance and Security Has Moved from Defense and Spying to the Home Front

November 6, 2014 – Today’s guest blogger is Alison Stanton. For the past 14 years she has been a freelance writer and editor. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona and enjoys writing ... Continue Reading →