Are Oklahoma Tremors The Fracking Industry Canary?

In 2015 the region experienced more than 1,000 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, more than three times the number in 2009, according to the United States Geological Survey.  From January through June of this year, Oklahoma experienced 619 tremors of at least magnitude 2.8. Similar seismic activity reported in other parts of the country where hydraulic fracturing […]

Wind Trees are wind turbines that can power offices and homes 

Here is one of two experimental tree-like sculptures in Paris that efficiently captures multi-directional wind gusts with vertical wind turbines, and converts them into electricity.  Some researchers suggest such vertical micro turbines will be the solution to reducing the large footprint and noise of the huge high-capacity wind turbines.  At present, such trees are significantly more expensive to install and […]

These are the things that a food-poisoning expert doesn’t eat

Bill Marler, an attorney with 20 years of experience in food-poisoning litigation, fears these six foods the most. Source: These are the things that a food-poisoning expert doesn’t eat – Business Insider

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

Every purchase you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay or move. Talk about Big Brother watching!  Is it time to reconsider our digital presence? Source: This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

Drones May Be Grown in Chemicals in the Not-So-Distant Future

Just when we thought it was safe to assume that the self-replicating machines depicted in the movie The Terminator lie well in our distant future, recent claimed advances in manufacturing technology by BAE Systems has brought the reality a lot closer to the present.  According to professor Nick Colosimo, a BAE Systems engineering fellow, the assembly process could […]

AI fighter pilot wins in combat simulation

Is the world depicted in the movie The Terminator almost here with the rapid development of AI applications?  Recently, a US-based AI system successfully demonstrated superiority over a veteran combat pilot in simulated air combat scenarios, suffering no losses despite having less capable weapons systems.  It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch of the imagination to visualize […]

This Bot Wants to Be Your Personal Banker

According to Salvador Rodriguez, an Inc. Magazine staff reporter, MyKai is a revolutionary AI bot created to manage all your financial activities right from your phone.  Although the concept is exciting and a lot of people, including me, could certainly use the assistance, the reality of flawless integration still lies a bit in the distant future. #AIbot #digitalmoney […]

Why Everyone’s Suddenly Talking About Gut Bacteria

Laura Entis, in a recent Fortune article, writes that gut bacteria has suddenly become all the rage again and now there is growing evidence that you can “catch” infections such skinniness, and obesity depending on the mix of microbes in your gut.  Some researchers speculate that the growing rate of antibiotic/ antibacterial substances used in healthcare treatment and in […]

The next recession is already here—and there isn’t much the Fed can do

CNBC commentator Michael Pento, producer of the weekly podcast “The Mid-week Reality Check,” and author of  The Coming Bond Market Collapse, presents data from leading economic indicators and argues that the U.S. has already entered a recession when factoring in CPI inflation. He warns that equity markets have priced themselves for a strong recovery and are ill-prepared for […]

Why Bill Gates Says Chickens Are the Answer to Global Poverty

Bill Gates, number one on Forbes’ Billionaires list, has a solution to reverse global poverty–chicken farming! Gates suggests that even a single chicken per household can change the economic circumstances for an incredible number of families around the globe. Source: Why Bill Gates Says Chickens Are the Answer to Global Poverty – and the Reason He’s ‘Never Raised’ One Himself