Reasons to be climate cheerful (ish)

The International Energy Agency published its annual World Energy Outlook ten days ago. In this era of climate crisis, that outlook includes, as you would expect, stern warnings of catastrophic warmin

Here comes the sun

Let’s talk about the side effects of the creeping apotheosis of solar power. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we’re a ways away yet — but we’re definitely heading in that dire

Meet the Texas startup that wants to decarbonize the chemical industry

Solugen, a startup that has set itself up with no less lofty a goal than the decarbonization of a massive chunk of the petrochemical industry, may be the first legitimate multi-million-dollar company

It’s Raining Donuts, Or, The Limits Of Exponential Decline

In 1913, in what is now an affluent suburb of Cairo, Egypt, an American engineer named Frank Shuman built the world's first solar thermal power station, which pumped 100 gallons/second of Nile water i

The Ultimate Interface Is Your Brain

The final frontier of the digital technology is integrating into your own brain. DARPA wants to go there. Scientists want to go there. Entrepreneurs want to go there. And increasingly, it looks like i

Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen

Well-known Tweetstormer and investor Marc Andreessen has produced a list of his favorite people to follow on Twitter. He was prompted to do so by an article in The Information called “Silicon Valley

Google, Eich, Rice: The Evil That Tech Does

Techies hate politics. Well, no: we hate the <em>idea</em> of politics. Whenever I talk to pretty much anyone in the industry about politics as a sphere of human endeavor, from individual coders to z
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