Sci/Tech

If we are not going to burn coal is there another reason to mine it?

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February 14, 2016 - According to a team of researchers from Penn State University, there are rare-earth elements to be found in coal seams. This has been known for awhile but extracting them was seen as too costly to warrant the investment.

Gizmos & Gadgets: Long-Range Wireless Charging Solved by Ukrainian Tech Company

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February 11, 2016 - In the world of smart devices these days reliance on a plug in charging system is like walking around with an anchor dragging behind you. I have written about wireless recharging technologies that use pads.

Einstein Was Right - Watch for Gravity Waves Announcement on Thursday

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February 10, 2016 - That Albert Einstein was a pretty smart guy. A century ago in a thought experiment leading to general relativity he theorized gravitational waves.

NASA Building New Electric Propulsion Technology for Aircraft

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February 10, 2016 - Entitled Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology (LEAPTech), this experimental hybrid-electric propulsion system will soon move from a test bed on the back of a truck at Edwards Air Force Base in California, to a demonstration X-plane expected to fly in 2019.

Eight 21st Century Emerging Technologies with Unexpected Convergent Consequences

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February 8, 2016 - Peter Diamandis talks about what happens when eight different exponential technologies come onto the scene at the same time. In a series of blogs that I will share with my readers here he waxes poetic on a future where the following fields will morph and recombine to produce an unpredictable future. What's fields are these?

  1. Computation

Photonic Technology to Revolutionize Space Telecommunications

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February 7, 2016 - In 2020 if all goes according to plan NASA will introduce the first integrated-photonic modem, a device the size of a cell phone that incorporates lasers and fiber optics into integrated circuitry. The end result will be a dramatic increase in the speed of data and voice transmission.

Carbon Capture and Storage Technology Still Hanging Around

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February 6, 2016 - Carbon capture and storage or CCS is seen by some to be the technological fix that will help us continue to use fossil fuels to generate energy for the foreseeable future. The vision for CCS has been optimistic. The results, on the other hand, have yielded only a few scattered successes.

Carbon Capture and Storage Technology Still Hanging Around

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February 6, 2016 - Carbon capture and storage or CCS is seen by some to be the technological fix that will help us continue to use fossil fuels to generate energy for the foreseeable future. The vision for CCS has been optimistic. The results, on the other hand, have yielded only a few scattered successes.

Zika and a GMO Solution

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February 5, 2016 - The Zika virus has emerged to become a worldwide problem according to the World Health Organization in announcements made in the last week.

Sierra Nevada Joins SpaceX and Orbital as Commercial Resupplier to the ISS

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January 18, 2016 - In previous commercial resupply contracts, the Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada's mini-shuttle had been shut out by NASA. But now the space authority has given the company the green light for delivery missions to the International Space Station from 2019 to 2024.

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