Science and Technology

03.05.2015 Tony Robinson

Batteries just became interesting!

Batteries just became interesting!

Tesla Motors have just announced the launch of a product that will revolutionise the supply of energy to the whole world. In a few short years the world can be free of its reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Oil wars will be a thing of the past! … »

17.04.2015 Tony Henderson

Paul Stamets introduces fungi for a greened future

Paul Stamets introduces fungi for a greened future

It was in 2006 that a patent was granted to Paul Stamets, seen by many as. the world’s leading mycologist, but his patent has received very little attention and exposure. This might be because of the very technical nature of this subject and the informed but wordy way he presents … »

10.04.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

The ‘Killer Robots’ Accountability Gap

The ‘Killer Robots’ Accountability Gap

Human Wrongs Watch Geneva, 9 April 2015, Human Rights Watch* — Programmers, manufacturers, and military personnel could all escape liability for unlawful deaths and injuries caused by fully autonomous weapons, or “killer robots,” Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The report was issued in advance … »

22.03.2015 Dr. Gordon Edwards

Complete reactor meltdown at Fukushima Reactor #1

Complete reactor  meltdown at Fukushima Reactor #1

Muon scans confirm complete reactor meltdown at Fukushima Reactor #1 It has long been known that three of the reactor cores at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear station suffered meltdowns. In Units 1, 2 and 3, the nuclear fuel inside the reactor core – made mostly of uranium and plutonium oxides, … »

16.03.2015 Dr. Gordon Edwards

Nuclear Waste: Out of sight, NOT out of mind

Nuclear Waste: Out of sight, NOT out of mind

Canada’s nuclear waste producers are looking for a place to abandon 50,000 tonnes of nuclear fuel waste.  This waste is extremely toxic, very long-lived, and virtually indestructible. More is being produced every day.  The amount is expected to double over the next 30 years. The industry’s idea is to dig … »

11.03.2015 Pressenza London

Being ‘laid off’ leads to a decade of distrust

Being ‘laid off’ leads to a decade of distrust

Science Daily reports on Research by the University of Manchester which shows the worrying consequences of the current economic climate: “People who lose their jobs are less willing to trust others for up to a decade after being laid-off, according to new research. The author finds that being made … »

11.03.2015 TED: Ideas worth spreading

The problem with “trickle-down techonomics”

The problem with “trickle-down techonomics”

By Jon Gosier, Investor, data scientist, entrepreneur. For TED Hooray for technology! It makes everything better for everyone!! Right? Well, no. When a new technology, like ebooks or health trackers, is only available to some people, it has unintended consequences for all of us. Jon Gosier, a TED Fellow … »

08.03.2015 Tony Henderson

A round up on Monsanto’s Roundup

A round up on Monsanto’s Roundup

Poverty almost always forms the root cause of society’s ills, no less so in the world of foodstuff production and its distribution besides the hot topic of terrorism and why young people are coaxed into its violent ways and means. Concerning the former problem, the promise of genetically modified (GM) seeds … »

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