Posted on January 09, 2015
In countries where electricity and water are scarce, keeping food from spoiling is a challenge. According to the United Nations, 45 percent of crops grown in developing countries end up going bad before getting to market or being consumed. That food becomes trash, wasting soil, water, seeds and labor and often contributing to famine.
Posted on December 29, 2014
Technology increasingly impacts the way we live. We’re not talking about the WiFi devices that allow you to control your home from wherever you are, or a personal camera-toting drone – those are already on the market for under $200. Here are three technological developments which seem fated to have the same level of impact on our lives as the personal computer.
Posted on December 19, 2014
It has been a very long haul since we took the plunge on June 30th and paid for our solar equipment, manufactured in China, to be transported across the US border into Canada. Free trade has really destroyed our own manufacturing economy, but that is a whole other conversation.
Posted on November 10, 2014
Some tagged Antarctic penguins have had a new visitor lately and although it looks cute and cuddly it has an important purpose. The furry, penguin lookalike is a robot on a mission to check in on wild penguins while keeping them calm and stress-free.
Posted on September 24, 2014
International architecture firm Snøhetta has partnered with Norway's Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB) and to design and build a remarkable experimental house that helps move the development of very efficient buildings forward.
Posted on August 29, 2014
“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” — Th. Dobzhansky, 1973.
Wiley-Blackwell publishes a book series on “Conservation Science and Practice” that gives much insight into conservation, ecosystem restoration, reintroduction biology, population and community ecology, and natural resource management, largely in a multidisciplinary context that includes social and economic considerations.