Airbus Fantasy Plane Meets Star Trek

On the subject of air travel and reducing its carbon footprint, or flyprint as I have decided I like to call it, I wrote yesterday about Boeing’s lower emission 787 Dreamliner. For all its improvements environmentally and in passenger comfort, it still looks more or less like airplanes look these … Continue reading

Improving Aircraft Carbon Footprints – Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Maybe I shouldn’t say improving carbon footprints, but carbon flyprints. Despite exciting advances in solar technology including the manned Solar Impulse plane that can fly day and night now, passenger solar flight seems a ways off. But also exciting are more immediate improvements to commercial airplanes with their huge environmental … Continue reading

Touchscreens to Be Powered by Our Touch

We live in exciting times indeed. Despite being an old soul and loving many things old-fashioned, right at home in the Little House on the Prairie world, there is most definitely an inner geek in me. Absolutely intrigued and captivated by so much of the technological advances that keep on … Continue reading

Atom Split, Now Smashed

Alfred Nobel, who invented dynamite, was a pacifist who intended his creation to help people. Among other things, he wanted to make explosives safer to use, thereby making mining safer. And that, “My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find … Continue reading

Convolving Computer of the Future

In the late 1960’s who would have thought the communicators used by Captain Kirk and company would in essence become reality in the form of cell phones, and be completely commonplace today. What seemed like pure science fiction and imagination was willed into existence by inventive and creative minds who … Continue reading