Mandating electric vehicles without a plan will be devastating to California’s economy

Ramifications of California Governor Newsom’s ban on sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035 Guest essay by Ronald Stein Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure, Irvine, California Before sky diving, you need to plan ahead by having a parachute before you jump. California Governor Newsom’s recent suicidal jump onto the EV train has a minimum of eight (8)…

THE BLOB! – Google’s new threat to Internet privacy and security

“Google is proposing a new standard called WebBundles,” according to Brave’s senior privacy researcher. Brave is an alternate web browser, competition to Chrome, Edge, and Firefox. From the Brave website: WebBundles Harmful to Content Blocking, Security Tools, and the Open Web This proposed standard allows websites to ‘bundle’ resources together, and will make it impossible for browsers…

Astronaut Christina Koch Services a 3-D Biological Printer

From NASA In this image from Dec. 2019, astronaut Christina Koch handles media bags that enable the manufacturing of organ-like tissues using the BioFabrication Facility (BFF), a 3-D biological printer on the International Space Station. The BFF could become a part of a larger system capable of manufacturing whole, fully functioning human organs from existing…

A first: New “helper” satellite extends life of failing geosynchronous IntelSat 901

DULLES, Va. – Feb. 26, 2020 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SpaceLogistics LLC, have successfully completed the first docking of the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) to the Intelsat 901 (IS-901) spacecraft in order to provide life-extension services. This historic accomplishment marks the first time two commercial satellites have docked…

Flying cars, sustainability, climate, and all that…

From the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN and the department of “where the heck is that flying car promised 50 years ago?” department. A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility ANN ARBOR–In the 1960s animated sitcom The Jetsons, George Jetson commutes to work in his family-size flying car, which miraculously transforms into…