A billion-dollar energy facility destroyed. The "fail safe" safety technology fails. Billions in clean-up costs. Finger-pointing. Confusion. Tantrum-like calls to shut 'em all down. A rethinking of federal oversight. A president weighs in, and next up a high-level presidential commission.
The late comedian George Carlin would surely have had some fun with both the name, and the fallout, from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokul volcano.
Absent a nuclear war, pandemic or another Great Recession, oil demand is going back up faster than supply.
President Obama is making a mistake by shelving manned space exploration. We need a space program that inspires and elevates the spirit.
Specially trained K-9 troops are a great asset in sniffing out trouble, but silicon solutions are more scalable.
It is sheer hubris for humans, even the supposedly smart ones, to believe they can predict the future with any accuracy.