Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"Climate change threatens human welfare"

Monday, October 30, 2006

"Act now or the world we know will be lost forever"

"$9 trillion the cost of global warming"

"Address climate change or risk global depression: economist"

Sunday, October 29, 2006

"Headgear Shows Images in 360-Degree View"

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

"Team develops DNA switch to interface living organisms with computers"

Friday, October 20, 2006

"HYPER-CEST MRI breaks new ground in molecular imaging"

"Duke University Scientists Create Invisibility Cloak"

Thursday, October 19, 2006

"Expect a warmer, wetter world this century"

"-- The number of extremely warm nights and the length of heat waves will increase significantly over nearly all land areas across the globe. During heat waves, very warm nights are often associated with fatalities because people and buildings have less chance to cool down overnight.

-- Most areas above about 40 degrees north will see a significant jump in the number of days with heavy precipitation (days with more than 0.40 inches). This includes the northern tier of U.S. states, Canada, and most of Europe.

-- Dry spells could lengthen significantly across the western United States, southern Europe, eastern Brazil, and several other areas. Dry spells are one of several factors in producing and intensifying droughts.

-- The average growing season could increase significantly across most of North America and Eurasia."

Monday, October 16, 2006

DNA Computer

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Virgin Galactic

Friday, October 13, 2006

Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Rapidly

Global Warming

Cover of Popular Science: "Here Comes the Superhuman"

Thursday, October 12, 2006

"Ever-faster advances in brain science and computers are merging to build superhuman intelligence systems, says Fred C. Ikle in his latest book, 'Annihilation from Within.'"

"Homo connectus will relegate the obsolete nation-state and its dysfunctional institutions to artifacts of history, quaint but useless. This gigantic leap of history will 'obliterate all previous notions about military power.'"

"Today's Global War on Terror 'does not prepare us for a strategically cunning use of WMD that is designed to annihilate our government from within.'"

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The article says 2050 but Kurzweil says more like 2030.

Yahoo Time Capsule

Monday, October 09, 2006

"Galaxy gardening more than hobby for future moon, Mars residents"

"Greenland Melt May Swamp LA, Other Cities, Study Says"

"MIT scientists nanotechnologically reconnect brain cells"

Saturday, October 07, 2006

"Melting of the Greenland/Arctic ice sheet will cause sea levels to rise 20 ft."
20 ft
"Global sea levels could rise by up to about 200 feet."
It looks like quite a bit will be going on around 2025.
2030 - Global warming could flood New York subways, airports, and coastal areas

A UN report warned that rising sea-levels will completely submerge the Marshall Islands by 2030 because of global warming.

"The observations from the past few years indicate that global warming is worse than most serious scientists thought, and that the warming is accelerating. Scientists regularly pull in the dates by which the Arctic oceans will be ice free, from 2100 to 2030, and now there is even a hint that it may happen by 2015."

"When someone predicts a flood, it is time to stop questioning the prediction once the water is swirling around your ankles."
"It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?"
Henry David Thoreau
I'm reading Al Gore's book on global warming.

Friday, October 06, 2006

"If there lives a member of congress who knows more than Al Gore about the environment, he or she isn't talking, much less writing."
-Washington Post

Global Warming-Positive Feedback

"Now is the watershed of Cosmic history. We stand at the threshold of the New Millennium. Behind us yawn the chasms of the primordial past, when this universe was a dead and silent place; before us rise the broad sunlit uplands of a living cosmos. In the next few galactic seconds, the fate of the universe will be decided. Life — the ultimate experiment — will either explode into space and engulf the star-clouds in a fire storm of children, trees, and butterfly wings; or Life will fail, fizzle, and gutter out, leaving the universe shrouded forever in impenetrable blankness, devoid of hope.

Teetering here on the fulcrum of destiny stands our own bemused species. The future of the universe hinges on what we do next. If we take up the sacred fire, and stride forth into space as the torchbearers of Life, this universe will be aborning. If we carry the green fire-brand from star to star, and ignite around each a conflagration of vitality, we can trigger a Universal metamorphosis. Because of us, the barren dusts of a million billion worlds will coil up into the pulsing magic forms of animate matter. Because of us, landscapes of radiation blasted waste, will be miraculously transmuted: Slag will become soil, grass will sprout, flowers will bloom, and forests will spring up in once sterile places. Ice, hard as iron, will melt and trickle into pools where starfish, anemones, and seashells dwell — a whole frozen universe will thaw and transmogrify, from howling desolation to blossoming paradise. Dust into Life.

If we deny our awesome challenge; turn our backs on the living universe, and forsake our cosmic destiny, we will commit a crime of unutterable magnitude. Mankind alone has the power to carry out this fundamental change in the universe. Our failure would lead to consequences unthinkable. This is perhaps the first and only chance the universe will ever have to awaken from its long night and live. We are the caretakers of this delicate spark of Life. To let it flicker and die through ignorance, neglect, or lack of imagination is a horror too great to contemplate."

Marshall T. Savage

Thursday, October 05, 2006

"Like everyone else, politicians tend to look away from danger, to hope for the best, and pray that disaster will not arrive on their watch even as they sleep through it. This is so much a part of human nature that it often goes unchallenged.

But we will not be able to sleep through what is likely coming soon---a front of unchecked and virulent epidemics, the potential of which should rise above your every other concern. For what the world now faces, it has not seen even in the most harrowing episodes of the Middle Ages or the great wars of the last century..."
Bill Frist

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

"Method could help carbon nanotubes become commercially viable"

"Global warming could make Northeast like the South"

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Harvard Center for Nanoscale Systems

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