Archives for August 18, 2012

Not so fast … 85% of Americans want more funding for research renewable energy such as wind power. In Iowa, a state leading in wind energy production, 85% of voters view tax credits for wind production as positive. Also in Iowa, 57% of all voters would oppose a presidential candidate who wanted to end tax…

Video of heat shield hitting Mars

The Angry Red Planet just gut a little angrier: This sequence of images shows the heat shield from NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory hitting the ground on Mars and raising a cloud of dust. From NASA

Climate Change: Listen to the experts

You all know about CONvergence, and by now you’ve probably heard about or even seen or heard on the Internet one or more of the many panels that were done this year. But those recordings were impromptu and while useful, they are unpolished. Also, the panels at CONvergence themselves tend to be informal, unmoderated or…

The Future, Sunday

“World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet” by Michael Chorost will be the subject of discussion, with the author himself, on this week’s Skeptically Speaking. The show airs live before an Internt Audience on Sunday, with the podcast coming out later in the week. Details and links will be found…