Science and Technology

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 … »

05.03.2015 Silvia Swinden

Pee Power: the many uses of urine generated energy

Pee Power: the many uses of urine generated energy

Some media are awash with news of this remarkable technology that promises to provide energy for lighting in refugee camps and make hydrogen-powered engines more efficient. It may even go to Mars. “Urinal at University of the West of England can generate electricity to power indoor lighting, which Oxfam says … »

03.03.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Push Back the Doomsday Clock!

Push Back the Doomsday Clock!

Human Wrongs Watch By James Albertini*, 3 March 2015 – TRANSCEND Media Service We Are All Down Winders! March 1st is known as “Nuclear-Free & Independent Pacific Day.” It commemorates the tragic 15 megaton U.S. nuclear bomb test, code named Bravo, at Bikini atoll in the Marshall Islands … »

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