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26.05.2015

Orange Day 2015: UNiTE to End Violence against Women

Orange Day 2015: UNiTE to End Violence against Women

This 25 May, we wear orange and shed light on the power of Internet and mobile technology, as part of the UNiTE campaign to End Violence against Women and girls, says UN Women. The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, managed by UN Women,… »

03.05.2015

Batteries just became interesting!

Batteries just became interesting!

Tesla Motors have just announced the launch of a product that will revolutionise the supply of energy to the whole world. In a few short years the world can be free of its reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Oil wars will be a thing of the past!… »

17.04.2015

Paul Stamets introduces fungi for a greened future

Paul Stamets introduces fungi for a greened future

It was in 2006 that a patent was granted to Paul Stamets, seen by many as. the world’s leading mycologist, but his patent has received very little attention and exposure. This might be because of the very technical nature of this subject and the informed but wordy way he presents… »

10.04.2015

The ‘Killer Robots’ Accountability Gap

The ‘Killer Robots’ Accountability Gap

Human Wrongs Watch Geneva, 9 April 2015, Human Rights Watch* — Programmers, manufacturers, and military personnel could all escape liability for unlawful deaths and injuries caused by fully autonomous weapons, or “killer robots,” Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The report was issued in advance… »

27.03.2015

Costa Rica has been running with only renewable energy for nearly 3 months

Costa Rica has been running with only renewable energy for nearly 3 months

Costa Rica has reached an extraordinary milestone in the history of green energy, with the country operating solely on renewable energy for nearly 3 months. The strong rains in the region have allowed the country to completely give up fossil fuels and feed itself almost entirely with electricity generated by… »

22.03.2015

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

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… »

12.03.2015

State of affairs & challenges of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

State of affairs & challenges of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

The State of Affairs and Ongoing Challenges of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: a Civil Society Response Towards Recovery,  intends to answer questions such as: –  What have been the… »

11.03.2015

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

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… »

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