I love Craig Venter for his long view, his burning curiousity, and his adventurous spirit. And probably because he pisses so many people off in the scientific community for being a dilletante. And yet, he has done more for the development of the various *omics (genomics, proteomics) than almost all others to date. This article […] Read More⇒
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Premier Gordon Campbell has publicly stated that he would like to see BC go from being 16th to 10th in terms of being a North American technology centre. That is so Canadian! We need to be more like Singapore (no, not by fining people for chewing gum, although that is seeming like not a bad […] Read More⇒
I was laughing so hard, my stomach hurt and I was in tears. I highly recommend this movie being hosted at Atom Films. CNET has written an article on the fact that this film has now received 10.4 million unique visitors in July – more than three times the number that visited Kerry’s and Bush’s […] Read More⇒
GOP funds Nader; Bush finds Osama; non-printing election systems get rigged; and/or the election is illegally delayed – it’s U.S. election time again!
Mark Morford strikes again with his brilliant take on the circus show that is about to be played out in the U.S.: QUOTE There is a sense of lawlessness, of desperation, among the Republican party right now. It is no longer a question of simply which party will run the show or which platform will […] Read More⇒
Don’t answer any calls from 223-34-23498 or you will die instantly…at least that’s what the Nigerian mobile phone users believe
Those crazy Nigerians are really making the news today. In this BBC report, Nigerians are apparently scared to answer their mobile phones for fear of dying immediately. A half-formed thought about giving Star Trek Communicators to extremely superstitious people from another planet comes to mind. Can you say global culture clash? Read More⇒
Richard Smalley’s proposal: 5 cents from every gallon of fossil fuel = $10B towards nano-tech and grid power to serve our future power requirements
Richard Smalley recently testified to the U.S. Senate on how how nanotechnologies and distributed power grids are the future of power. Read More⇒
The rise and fall and rise of the U.S. space program. Would you like the $1million valve? No, we’ll take that $5,000 one over there in the corner.
I love this article on Bob Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace, who along with others is competing in the X Prize competition for $10 million to build a private space ship. The space station will cost approximately $200 MILLION when it’s completed, versus the current International Space Station which has cost $50 BILLION – 250x more. […] Read More⇒