Creepy Barbie? Brace Yourself For The Internet Of Toys

December 22nd, 2015

The Internet of Things is supposed to be a hot space. But as one tech pundit earlier said, who cares if your toaster can talk back. Instead, brace yourself for the Internet of Toys as everything from Barbie and Yoda, to Transformers and even Lego blocks become connected Read More

Shale Wars Round Two: Congress Acts On Exports. Russia Capitulates On Price. And OPEC Blinks.

December 21st, 2015

The year 2015 marks the end of the old oil era. Last week the U.S. Congress finally repealed the four-decade-old legislation that, until now, prohibited American firms from selling their product, crude oil, to willing buyers overseas. No other oil-producing nation had such a self-inflicted ban. Read More

Progress In Paris At The COP21: More Money For Scientists Or Corporatists?

December 2nd, 2015

Big news came out of Paris early in the twelve-day Conference Of the Parties (COP21), the global confab on climate. We are going to see if big money can create new science and thus energy “miracles.” Read More

Bill Gates Is Right On Energy: “Bringing Math Skills To The Problem”

November 6th, 2015

Bill Gates is right.   In a feature interview, mainly about energy, in the November issue of The Atlantic, Bill Gates begins with a pointed challenge that we have to bring “math skills to the problem” when talking about changing global energy use. Read More