3D-printed 'electronic glove' could help keep your heart beating for ever -
Scientists have created a revolutionary new electronic membrane that could replace pacemakers, fitting over a heart to keep it beating regularly over an indefinite period of time.
James Lovelock: 'enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan' -
To Lovelock, the logic is clear. The sustainability brigade are insane to think we can save ourselves by going back to nature; our only chance of survival will come not from less technology, but more.
On a planet 4C hotter, all we can prepare for is extinction -
Oliver Tickell: We must stop pandering to special interests, and try a new, post-Kyoto strategy
Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb -
Nafeez Ahmed: Dismissals of catastrophic methane danger ignore robust science in favour of outdated mythology of climate safety
Former BP geologist: peak oil is here and it will 'break economies' -
Nafeez Ahmed: Industry expert warns of grim future of ‘recession’ driven ‘resource wars’ at University College London lecture
Haus-Rucker-Co | Palmtree Island (Oasis) | Nueva York, Estados Unidos | 1971
Each new invention requires the viability of previous inventions to keep going. There is no communication between machines without extruded copper nerves of electricity. There is no electricity without mining veins of coal or uranium, or damming rivers, or even mining precious metals to make solar panels. There is no metabolism of factories without the circulation of vehicles. No hammers without saws to cut the handles; no handles without hammers to pound the saw blades. This global-scale, circular, interconnected network of systems, subsystems, machines, pipes, roads, wires, conveyor belts, automobiles, servers, and routers, codes, calculators, sensors, archives, activators, collective memory, and power generators—this whole grand contraption of interrelated and interdependent pieces forms a single system. — Kevin Kelly (via inthenoosphere)
Saving the planet from short-termism will take man-on-the-moon commitment -
Larry Elliott: JFK’s lunar vision is needed if business is to see the long-term benefits of greening the economy as well as the short-term costs
Starship troupers -
SPACE, as Douglas Adams pointed out in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, is big. Really big. It is so big, in fact, that even science fiction struggles…