The age of (cheap) oil is doomed in the long run, even if we do not care about climate change, as petroleum is a finite resource which would eventually be depleted. However, our modern industrialized society requires a lot of energy and without it our planet cannot sustain a ten billion population. Continue reading →
From pluripotency to totipotency – Science Daily
The ability to turn normal cells back into totipotent stemcells saves much ethical and practical objections against the use of embryonic stemcells. An important breakthrough.
Giving robots a more nimble grasp – Science Daily
This is a good step forwards. If we want robots to do our domestic cores and care for our elderly fellows, a gentile touch would be an absolute must.
I am not sure whether this actually a good thing.
In the beginning of this century you could not open your news paper or switch on your television, or you were confronted with the term hydrogen economy. Now ten years later the hydrogen economy has become less prominent in public discourse. The question of this article is whether the hydrogen economy was nothing but a hype? But first what is the hydrogen economy? Continue reading →