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What Does the Discovery of Seven Exoplanets Mean?

Most of us here on the planet we call home are excited about NASA’s discovery of seven Earth-like planets, about 39 light-years from where you’re sitting right now.  That seems almost close enough to reach out and touch.  It appears

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Will We Achieve Sustainability?  Brain Chemistry Plays a Role 

A colleague from England, Gary Tulie, sent me something yesterday that he knew you and I would find interesting, given that it has a direct relationship to achieving sustainability on this planet.  He writes:  

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Migration to Renewables Happening at an Ever-Accelerating Pace

Commenter “Mark” writes: Craig, here is a link to the work of IBM. Heat, cooling, desalination and electricity in one machine. Yes, this is another take on Concentrated Solar PV, and apparently holds great potential.  It’s another example of a

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The Plummeting Cost of Light

2GreenEnergy super-supporter Gary Tulie sent me this incredible article on the falling cost of light over the millennia. My first thought when I saw it was that I would skim through it, since the subject matter may seem fairly obvious.

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Dealing with the Sheer Enormity of Human Suffering

For those who haven’t seen the incredibly thought-provoking video below, I recommend it highly. Here are a few comments:

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A Contributed Post: Geospatial Intelligence Is Helping the Green Energy Movement

Technology has always been the driving force behind green energy developments. We’ve reached an amazing level of efficiency in terms of how renewable, natural energy sources are harvested. We also have newer technologies designed to make green energy consumer-friendly and

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The Black Swan Effect: Why Predictions of the Future Are Hard to Make

A friend sent me this piece predicting a spike in worldwide political violence in the 2020s. Craig: I don’t put any credence in this at all, for a few reasons, primarily the so-called Black Swan effect, i.e., we tend to

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Climate Change Deniers and the Anti-Science Movement

Here, Neil Degrasse Tyson provides his explanation as to why there are so many anti-science, climate change deniers in our population.  As is a common characteristic of intelligent people, he looks inward: Where did we fail? How did we allow

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James Watt and the Unit of Power Named for Him

  It’s the birthday of the seminal Scottish chemist and mechanical engineer James Watt, best known for his improvements in the steam engine that provided a considerable boost to the nascent Industrial Revolution in the 18th Century. Watt’s name, of

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How Much More Technology Does Humankind Actually Need?  

According to the Writer’s Almanac, today would be the 102nd birthday of American poet and pacifist William Stafford. When he was asked if he felt accomplished, Stafford answered: “This may sound brutal, but I don’t cherish the poems that are

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