We are running out of helium. That light gas that floats kids balloons and raises the pitch of voices to heights of great hilarity is a limited natural resource on Earth. While it’s difficult to be certain, estimates has the US running out of helium by as soon as 2025 … just thirteen years from now, the worldwide supply a couple decades after that. We need to do something, quickly. Continue reading
Clearly I haven’t devoted enough time to studying the ins and outs of pistachiocity. When pistachio nuts explode.
For a SF writer, it gets harder and harder to find those science things that are “indistinguishable from magic”. Harder, but not impossible. There are still wonders we don’t yet have. Continue reading
OK. This is just stupid cool. Stanford Researchers Make Batteries Out of Ink and Paper
President Obama inherited on big ol’ pile of poo. Not only did his poopy-headed predecessor aid in constructing a culture of criminal greed, but the very fabric of our economic cloth was shown to have become something akin to tissue paper. There are some industries that, I believe, should be looked at seriously as targets for some major, if not innovative, re-think. Continue reading
It’s hard to find good help. Ever since I was seated as Emperor Overlord of the United States, I’ve been trying to upgrade my middle-management team. The new hires are now settling into their jobs, so here are a few suggestions to get them started: Continue reading
A poem, done in the same poetic meter that Dr. Seuss enjoyed, about the necessity of conservation of energy resources and saving something for future generations. Continue reading