Category Archives: Science & Technology

Subsidies for fossil fuels and investing revenues

Eamon Mac Mahon, ASSOCIATED PRESS Syncrude upgrader facilities on the Athabasca river near Fort McMurray Alberta — Dec 18 2018 – Collection of articles and reports – Kevin Yaworski — Liberals announce $1.6B for Western Canada’s beleaguered energy sector It … Continue reading

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Trump fuel economy rollback is based on misleading and shoddy calculations, study finds

Collection of several articles and scientific research analysis. — The Trump Administration on August 2, 2018, released a proposal to freeze model year vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel economy standards at model year 2020 levels through model year 2026, … Continue reading

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A Chinese scientist says he edited babies’ genes. What are the rights of the genetically modified child?

He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, spoke at a conference on human genome editing in Hong Kong in November and claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies. (Kin Cheung/AP) By Eileen Hunt Botting The Washington Post December 6 … Continue reading

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Hustle in the oil patch: Inside a looming financial and environmental crisis – Investigation

Just a few years after the boom, energy companies are shedding distressed wells for next to nothing. It’s a brisk trade in junk assets — and it’s going virtually unchecked by regulators. Who will pay to clean it up? JEFF … Continue reading

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Concerns and impacts of a rapid rate of climate change

NASA graphic shows record global heat anomalies — Nov 16 2018 – Kevin Yaworski – Canadian and Global Citizen Nearly everyone agrees the climate on planet earth has changed in a varying cycle of hot and cold periods over millions … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s “Find my Server”

While building a new Windows Server 2016 Image sysadmins discovered Windows Location Services is on by default and tracking location of the server instead of having it an option to turn on. I guess MS thinks sysadmins will need “Find … Continue reading

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MIT experiment let internet users control a human

Niccolo Pescetelli is a researcher at the MIT Media Lab who created the online game BeeMe. (Pixaby) (Pixaby) — Would you let random strangers tell you what to do over the internet? Then this game is for you! CBC Radio … Continue reading

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