The Future is Fine
science

The Future is Fine

I reviewed a book last week, and when I was done, asked the author if I could get a guest post from him elaborating on some of the concepts in the book. There are times you get a tantalizing glimpse in a novel, but storytelling dictates not-an-infodump (wise choice, here!). However… in this case I … Continue reading

Anti-Human
Human Wave / science

Anti-Human

As a companion to the piece I wrote for Mad Genius Club today, the Luddites are Winning, I ran across this article today, about a champion of golden rice, and a former Greenpeace member. Patrick Moore, in an interview for Savvy Street: The leaders of the Greens are extreme leftists, profoundly anti-human, anti-science, and anti-civilization. … Continue reading

Niftiness!
science

Niftiness!

Things that make me go ooh! and Aaah! JuicyPrint: the 3d printer powered by microorganisms. Fuel cells powered by microorganisms? They have a way to go, the money quote is here: a wastewater treatment plant serving 100,000 people or a large industrial plant could produce around 0.8 megawatts, which is enough to power about 500 homes. … Continue reading