Category Archives: Science & Technology

Fossil fuel demand has likely hit its peak, BP says – Globe and Mail

Pumpjacks draw oil out of the ground near Olds, Alta., Thursday, July 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Emma Graney Energy reporter Published September 14, 2020 For Subscribers Options to listen to or read article The article gives two different … Continue reading

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Meet the Watfly Atlas, a Personal Electric VTOL Coming in 2021 – Robb Report

https://robbreport.com/motors/aviation/personal-aircraft-new-form-of-mobility-2915678/ Interesting vertical take off and landing vehicle student project at the University of Waterloo. You can advance purchase for about $150,000. Apparently no license needed in at least the US but I would think everyone better of if the … Continue reading

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Elon Musk trots out pigs in demo of Neuralink brain implants – The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/28/21406143/elon-musk-neuralink-ai-pigs-demo-brain-computer-interface — I see the potential to do so much good but what about the harm in the wrong hands or unexpected consequences? Is China and others nation states well resourced already trying to do this in humans secretly? — … Continue reading

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View what your smart mobile device and apps are up to behind the scenes

This applies to Android but I assume similar is possible on Apple iOS devices. You can enable debugging and check all running processes and services, view the system log(s) to get much more details on what is happening with the … Continue reading

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Alberta flooded with applications for grants to clean up inactive oil and gas wells

Calgary’s Scott Darling, who owns two oil-well service companies – Performance Energy Services and Performance Production Services – is hoping to participate in Alberta’s Site Rehabilitation Program. Todd Korol/The Globe and Mail May 25 2020 Alberta flooded with applications for … Continue reading

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Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from YouTube

Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images — British environmental photographer’s copyright claim prompts website to remove film that has been condemned by climate scientists Jonathan Watts @jonathanwatts Mon 25 May 2020 20.33 EDT Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from … Continue reading

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Alberta’s Energy Regulator looks to be reining in its leniency

JEFFREY JONES THE GLOBE AND MAIL May 15 at 6:20 p.m. CDT The Alberta Energy Regulator has been burned badly by approving transfers of oil and gas assets it should have turned down. Its decision to reject an unusual application … Continue reading

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Ontario court strikes down move by Ford government to cancel massive wind farm project – The Globe and Mail

A wind turbine, part of the EDP Renewable’s Nation Rise Wind Farm, is seen in the Municipality of North Stormont, on Jan. 30, 2020. JEFF GRAYQUEEN’S PARK REPORTER PUBLISHED MAY 14, 2020 JUSTIN TANG/THE GLOBE AND MAIL The decision also … Continue reading

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Alberta suspends environmental monitoring rules for oil sands during pandemic

Oil goes into a tailings pond at the Suncor oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alta., September 17, 2014. Todd Korol/Reuters Carol Scott The Canadian Press Published May 14, 2020 The Alberta Energy Regulator has suspended a wide array of … Continue reading

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Alberta to rewrite oil sands tailings ponds regulations

Oil goes into a tailings pond at the Suncor tar sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. Alberta’s toxic tailings ponds have become an emblem of what critics view as the energy industry’s disregard for the environment. © … Continue reading

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