Science and Technology

08.03.2015

A round up on Monsanto’s Roundup

A round up on Monsanto’s Roundup

Poverty almost always forms the root cause of society’s ills, no less so in the world of foodstuff production and its distribution besides the hot topic of terrorism and why young people are coaxed into its violent ways and means. Concerning the former problem, the promise of genetically modified (GM) seeds… »

05.03.2015

Cybercrime ‘One of Fastest Growing Transnational Organized Crimes’

Cybercrime ‘One of Fastest Growing Transnational Organized Crimes’

Human Wrongs Watch Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing transnational organized crimes and already affects millions of victims worldwide. It takes the form of identity-related offences, infringement of copyright and intellectual property rights, and child pornography and abuse. It is one of the greatest threats to the two… »

05.03.2015

Pee Power: the many uses of urine generated energy

Pee Power: the many uses of urine generated energy

Some media are awash with news of this remarkable technology that promises to provide energy for lighting in refugee camps and make hydrogen-powered engines more efficient. It may even go to Mars. “Urinal at University of the West of England can generate electricity to power indoor lighting, which Oxfam says… »

03.03.2015

Push Back the Doomsday Clock!

Push Back the Doomsday Clock!

Human Wrongs Watch By James Albertini*, 3 March 2015 – TRANSCEND Media Service We Are All Down Winders! March 1st is known as “Nuclear-Free & Independent Pacific Day.” It commemorates the tragic 15 megaton U.S. nuclear bomb test, code named Bravo, at Bikini atoll in the Marshall Islands… »

03.03.2015

Grid-connected wave power supplying Australia

Grid-connected wave power supplying Australia

Myles Gough writing on the Science Alert website has detailed the launch of Australian company Carnegie Wave Energy’s wave power generating project where energy is continuously produced and the device can also supply zero-emission desalinated water.  The boast is that this is a world’s first grid-connected wave power station and… »

28.02.2015

Inside the race for Canada’s nuclear waste

Inside the race for Canada’s nuclear waste

Some of your readers may be interested in viewing my presentation on Nuclear Waste Governance in Canada, presented in Salzburg Austria last September: http://ccnr.org/salzburg_2_2014.pdf . Unfortunately, the author of the ROB article damages his credibility early on by making some baffling and inexcusable errors. In particular, he asserts that… »

27.02.2015

How to Reduce Heating, Cooling Primary Energy Consumption by up to 50%

How to Reduce Heating, Cooling Primary Energy Consumption by up to 50%

Human Wrongs Watch Nairobi, 26 February 2015 – A transition to modern district energy systems could contribute to 60 per cent of required energy sector emissions reductions by 2050, and reduce primary energy consumption by up to 50 per cent, according to a new report launched on 25 February… »

25.02.2015

Science in a Suitcase: Testing for Illicit Drugs in Southeast Asia

Science in a Suitcase: Testing for Illicit Drugs in Southeast Asia

Human Wrongs Watch 24 February 2015 – The production and movement of methamphetamines and heroin, coupled with the trafficking of precursor chemicals necessary to produce illicit drugs, present a major threat to the countries forming the Greater Mekong Sub-region.* And while law enforcement officers dealing with these issues have… »

23.02.2015

Two-thirds of the Three Billion Internet Users Come from Developing World, But…

Two-thirds of the Three Billion Internet Users Come from Developing World, But…

Human Wrongs Watch Current estimates from the International Telecommunication Union show that there are almost 3 billion Internet users, two-thirds of them coming from the developing world today.  These numbers tell us that technology is now common even in areas where women’s educational opportunities are limited. A burgeoning… »

21.02.2015

New Software Keys in on Fins to Save Sharks

New Software Keys in on Fins to Save Sharks

Human Wrongs Watch Rome, 19 February 2015 – Sharks may be able to swim more serenely one day thanks to a handy new digital technique developed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that allows for the quick identification of species of the iconic fish.* The new… »

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