January 26, 2015 - Conventional gears require lubricants and wear out over time. What if we could devise mechanisms where the parts don't touch so that they never wear out?
January 24, 2015 - Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California has a vacuum chamber where the thin Martian atmosphere can be replicated.
January 23, 2015 - Carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS, is the engineering answer to "having our cake and eating it too!" Those who believe we c
January 21, 2015 - Larry Page and Elon Musk are both billionaires and believers in the benefits of disruptive technology. And both are fascinated with space travel.
January 18, 2015 - Phosphorus comes in white, red and black. Some attribute a fourth kind, violet. It is one of the most abundant elements, about 0.1% of the Earth's crust, yet it wasn't isolated as an element until 1669.
January 17, 2015 - One of my readers sent me a link to a CNN news item about a ship design that incorporates an airfoil. Called the Vindskip (tm), which translates to windship, the entire structure acts like a sail.
January 9, 2015 - The recent detection of methane spikes on Mars reported here in a posting on December 17th, is part of mounting evidence for the existence of life on the Red Planet.
January 6, 2015 - My wife and I own a 2006 Mazda MPV minivan. It has proven to be a very reliable city and highway travel vehicle over the almost nine years we have owned it. But our needs have changed after downsizing and moving to downtown Toronto.