March 29, 2015 - In 2013 the North American automobile industry surpassed both fuel efficiency and emission reduction targets set by the
March 26, 2015 - When we think of NASA these days we have an impression of an agency that has lost its way for a number of reasons. One is budgetary constraints with NASA receiving little in the way of net new money from the federal government to initiate new programs.
March 24, 2015 - Watch the video put out by Magic Leap and you get a sense of where augmented virtual reality is taking us. This Florida start up has gotten some very big companies interested in its potential led by Google and Qualcomm.
March 22, 2015 - Our drive north from Florida has ended and now it's time to get back to the last throes of winter here in Toronto. Today as I walked my dog, Maya, we heard the sound of Redwing Blackbirds in the local park. The males were staking out territory at treetop level. So this may mean a real spring is not far from breaking out here in the Great White North. It will be most welcome.
March 14, 2015 - Today is a significant day for pie lovers because it is "Pi" day. Represented by the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet, Pi equals 3.14.......the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. And March 14 equals 3.14. Therefore those who celebrate esoteric math formulae eat a slice of pie on this day. Since I'm in Florida "Key Lime" will be my pie of choice.
March 11, 2015 - Keeping track of China's space ambitions is interesting. The country has borrowed technology extensively from the Soviet and current Russian programs for its human spaceflights and its development of robotic landers.
A dozen years ago, when asked how the company could make money in free keyword search, Larry Page responded that he was really in the business of developing artificial intelligence (AI). The challenge was knowing the difference between what users type as a search, and understanding what they really want.
March 9, 2015 - In an article posted on March 7, 2015 in the Washington Post,
March 8, 2015 - I got an email from a Toronto start up a few days ago telling me about a new smartphone app the company had created that takes Uber one step further. Uber is a headline-making disruptive alternative to the taxi industry that in many cities is leading to all types of controversy.