Science and Technology

29.12.2014

Thumbs down to Profs. plea to accept Nuclear Power

Thumbs down to Profs. plea to accept Nuclear Power

Hitting the news on both pro-environmental cleanliness and anti-nuclear power media channels was an appeal by no-less than seventy-five professors of various persuasions that pleaded with the ‘Greens’ to accept nuclear power. In the end it was concluded that nuclear power and nuclear weapon’s proliferation were inseparable and it is… »

21.12.2014

How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say. Transcript I have… »

22.11.2014

No More Weapons-Grade Uranium for Medical Use as Canada ships first synchrotron isotopes

No More Weapons-Grade Uranium for Medical Use as Canada ships first synchrotron isotopes

Gordon Edwards placed a clarifying forward online regarding the article, “No More Weapons-Grade Uranium for Medical Use?: Canada ships first synchrotron isotopes”. We reproduce same here for readers technical reference. 1. The old messy way of getting medical isotopes using weapons grade uranium For decades, AECL has used weapons-grade uranium… »

12.11.2014

Net Neutrality explained by comedian John Oliver

Net Neutrality explained by comedian John Oliver

“Net neutrality (also network neutrality or Internet neutrality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication. The term was coined by Columbia… »

24.10.2014

Right to Online Privacy at Risk as Governments Engage in Mass Surveillance – Counter-terrorism Expert

Right to Online Privacy at Risk as Governments Engage in Mass Surveillance – Counter-terrorism Expert

  Human Wrongs Watch States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, an independent United Nations counter-terrorism expert said on 23 October 2014 as he warned about the impact such measures might have on individuals’ right to privacy.   “States need to squarely confront… »

21.10.2014

Blowin’ in the Wind

Blowin’ in the Wind

  Human Wrongs Watch By Sven Teske*, 21 October, 2014 (Greenpeace) – Wind power has a pivotal role to play in the world’s energy supply over the next few years. By providing huge amounts of clean, affordable power, it can buy us time in the fight against global warming while revolutions in energy… »

22.09.2014

India – national debate on nuclear energy proposed

India – national debate on nuclear energy proposed

PRESS NOTE  Put Indian citizens before profits of international corporations, initiate a national debate on nuclear energy – S P Udayakumar  Eminent Gandhian activist Dr. S P Udayakumar, who has been leading the grassroots protest in recent years against the Koodankulam nuclear power project in Tamil… »

19.09.2014

Of Blessing and Cursing

Human Wrongs Watch Interview with anthropologist and social scientist Ariel James*, by Baher Kamal Science has advanced so much that we can split the atom, manipulate the genetic code, and produce synthetic cells. However, contemporary science has not fully understood how the brain works, and above all, how do… »

18.09.2014

TED lecture. Andrew Connolly: What’s the next window into our universe?

See the Video here Transcript So in 1781, an English composer, technologist and astronomer called William Herschel noticed an object on the sky that didn’t quite move the way the rest of the stars did. And Herschel’s recognition that something was different, that something wasn’t quite right, was the… »

11.09.2014

Nuclear — despite price dip, uranium demand, production continue to rise

Nuclear — despite price dip, uranium demand, production continue to rise

  Human Wrongs Watch A new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published on 10 September 2014 found that demand for uranium, the raw material used to fuel nuclear power stations, will continue to rise, despite declining market prices since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power… »

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