Sci/Tech

Our Future with Autonomous Vehicles is Closer Than You Think

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November 21, 2014 - The Google skunk works experiments to develop autonomous vehicles is quickly opening a flood gate of new technological innovation in transportation.

Philae "Mignon" - the Rosetta Lander Finds Organic Molecules on the Comet

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November 20, 2014 - In the 60 hours before the batteries drained the Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko looked around and using the Cometary Sampling and Composition Experiment (COSAC) on board the lander

Get Your Gecko Grippers Here

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November 19, 2014 - Ever wondered why not just Spiderman but lizards and all kinds of insects can climb up walls? Ever wanted to be just like Spiderman when it comes to wall climbing?

Zero Emission Natural Gas Power Plant - A First of its Kind

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November 19, 2014 - The first natural gas power plant that completely captures carbon is about to be constructed by NET Power, a Durham, North Carolina company. The 50 Megawatt facility is being built in Texas and will go online in 2016 at a cost of $140 million U.S.

New York To Reveal Something New - The 21st Century Payphone

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November 18, 2014 - Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a news clipping from The Washington Post. But before I talk about the content of what he forwarded I want to take you down memory lane for a minute. What was the world like before the appearance of the cellphone?

Gizmos & Gadgets: Solar Cloth Turns Almost Any Roof into an Energy Generator

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November 17, 2014 - Cambridge, England's Solar Cloth Company has announced its first trials of its solar cloth, a lightweight photovoltaic fabric designed to stretch over roofs, carports, parking lots and any other structure that normally could be covered and that cannot handle the weight of silicon-

Tomorrow’s Digital Life: How Far Can You Expand?

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Will society regain a fast-growth economy where everyone prospers? Not when every tech company must own the digital future because tech markets are winner-take-all, with control by a few winners. Consider what’s missing: A unifying vision for a successful Digital Earth with independent new technology and hope. Then the future can become new ways for you to reach your best possible future, in the ways you choose.

Finding Cheaper Ways to Get to Space

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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 and joining them together using a central spar which would be strong enough to hold a suspended chemical rocket beneath. This would replace having to launch payloads into low-Earth orbit from Earth's surface.

Rosetta Lands its Stone Philae on Comet's Surface

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Len Rosen's picture

November 12, 2014 - It is amazing what can be accomplished with robotic spacecraft.

GMOs Defined - The Knowns and Unknowns

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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." I quickly asked, what scientific basis did she have for that statement. Her response was she had heard or read it somewhere.

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