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Travel Recommendation: World Future 2014 “What if?”

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Brenda Cooper's picture

I often do book recommendations. Seemed like time for a bit of a travel recommendation. This one is especially for science fiction writers and fans.

The New Media Literacy: The Human-Machine Connection

Renée Cherow-O’Leary's picture

For years, a dedicated group of academics and media practitioners have questioned whether there is a way to teach children not only to access media content but to analyze and critique it in order to make good, healthy choices about the sources of messages, their accuracy and the consequences connected with media use.

UK to Test Use of Blood Made from Stem Cells Within Three Years

Len Rosen's picture

I'm a regular blood donor. My blood type is "A," "Rh+." That can tell you a lot about your origins. But what I get excited about is the promise of finding a process by which we can end blood transfusions forever, mass producing all the blood we need rather than tapping the veins of donors every 56 days to keep an adequate blood supply in hospitals and clinics around the world.

Island Nations Build Ocean Thermal Power to Reduce Dependency on Fossil Fuels

Len Rosen's picture

Seawater is proving to be one way to combat climate change by reducing fossil fuel dependency for some ocean island nations. Taking a page from land-based geothermal power which uses the coolness below ground in heat exchange systems, islands are using the thermal energy gradient in a column of seawater to generate electricity.

Bucket Lists and Your Future?

Verne Wheelwright's picture

Until Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson made the movie, most people hadn’t even heard the expression “Bucket List,” let alone knowing what it meant (things to do before I kick the bucket!).

A bucket list is one way to think about your future.

The Future of "Authenticity"

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Ian Pearson's picture

I recently watched an interesting documentary on the evolution of the British coffee shop market. I then had an idea for a new chain that is so sharp it would scratch your display if I wrote it here, so I’ll keep that secret. The documentary left me with another thought: what’s so special about authentic?

Russia: First Crimea, Then the Moon

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Len Rosen's picture

Unlike the United States which has chosen to rest on its Apollo Program laurels, Russia is reviving the Soviet dream to establish a permanent human presence on the Moon. The United States, however, has made it quite clear that it has no plans to return to the Moon unless it does it conjointly with other partners.

IPCC Lays Out its Climate Change Mitigation Strategy - The Key Is to Decarbonize

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Len Rosen's picture

Last week, the IPCC gave us its weather forecast for climate change through the rest of the century. This weekend, the contributing scientists gave us what should be marching orders.

Energy Update: Hybrid Solar Power Could Be a Renewable Game Changer

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Len Rosen's picture

April 12, 2014 - There are two types of solar renewable technologies. The first, solar photovoltaics, is at best marginally efficient when converting energy from sunlight into electricity. And when the sun is not shining...well you get it. The second, solar thermal involves putting mirrors on motors to track sunlight.

Energy Update: Hybrid Solar Power Could Be a Renewable Game Changer

Subject(s):
Len Rosen's picture

There are two types of solar renewable technologies. The first, solar photovoltaics, is at best marginally efficient when converting energy from sunlight into electricity. The second, solar thermal involves putting mirrors on motors to track sunlight.

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