Where Rivers Run North

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See updates at the end] In the continental US, most of the rivers run east, west, or south. But in the Yukon and in Alaska,…

Our newest GOES-R and GOES-S weather satellites will greatly enhance search and rescue capabilities @NASAsocial

Readers may recall that last week I was the guest of NASA KSC to watch the launch of GOES-S, which is going to be a boon for mapping and alerting…

Study: smartphones and massive data centers harm the environment

From MCMASTER UNIVERSITY Data centres and smartphones will be the most damaging information and communications technologies to the environment by 2040, according to new research from W Booth School’s Lotfi Belkhir.…

Apple admits they throttled #iPhones – one graph tells the whole story of why they are slow

While this isn’t our normal fare here, the Internet is abuzz today over the admission from Apple Inc. that they purposely slowed down older iPhones, and I have something VERY…

Microsoft Invests $50 Million in Our New Green AI Overlord

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to advocates the “AI For Earth” is here to help – but human Behaviour must Change to save the planet. Microsoft is Expanding “AI…

Cool tech: a switchable solar window

Demonstration device dynamically responds to sunlight by transforming from transparent to tinted while converting sunlight into electricity Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have…

Miniaturized weather satellites?

CubeSat to Test Miniaturized Weather Satellite From NASA Goddard SpaceFlight Center – Behind every weather forecast—from your local, five-day prediction to a late-breaking hurricane track update—are the satellites that make…

Trump administration to launch new Earth observing satellite this week

While climate caterwaulers are ridiculously complaining the Trump administration is blocking new Earth observing satellites from being launched, we find one is on the launch schedule for November 10th. From…

An end to GRACE

The successful US/German satellite gravity mission GRACE comes to an end after 15 years On March 17, 2002, the twin satellites of the NASA/German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)…

Imagine Escaping a Hurricane in a Tesla

Guest essay by Eric Worrall First I want to make it clear that I think Tesla responded to Hurricane Irma with exemplary good faith, sacrificing their future profits to send…

New solar cell design is modeled after bugs eyes

Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design from Stanford Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new…

Down with Internet Gatekeepers!

The main Internet gatekeepers and causes for concern are Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), and Microsoft (MSFT) – together, GFTM. Internet Gatekeepers’ Misconduct Google locked conservative University of Toronto…

The “Battle for The Net” – a Little Twin of Climate Alarmism

I thought that “climate change” was a unique issue in our time where the Left, including the formerly mainstream media, has succeeded to convince the public that black is white…

Caught Red-Handed: Google Search Suppresses Climate Realism

Claims that Google Search improperly downranks some websites are frequent but not always correct, and they’re hard to prove even if they are. But the latest available (May 2017) Google…

New Tech: US flag could act as a speaker to play the National Anthem

This is curious new technology; imagine the US Flag being able to play the National Anthem from the flagpole! How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeaker MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY…

New infrared-emitting device could allow energy harvesting from waste heat

Researchers create first MEMS metamaterial device that displays infrared patterns that can be quickly changed THE OPTICAL SOCIETY WASHINGTON — A new reconfigurable device that emits patterns of thermal infrared…

State of the art weather satellite launched over the weekend promises huge gains in many areas

NOAA’s GOES-R satellite launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida this weekend at 6;42pm on November 19, 2016. Click here to read more about the launch of GOES-R. But what’s…

New Earth and space weather satellite set to launch on November 19th

Ready for launch: CU Boulder instrument suite to assess space weather From the UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER A multimillion dollar University of Colorado Boulder instrument package expected to help…

MIT: traditional incandescent light bulbs, reinvented, may make a comeback

From MIT News: Researchers combine the warm look of traditional light bulbs with 21st-century energy efficiency Traditional light bulbs, thought to be well on their way to oblivion, may receive…

Can heat be controlled as waves?

From the GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: A growing interest in thermoelectric materials — which convert waste heat to electricity — and pressure to improve heat transfer from increasingly powerful microelectronic…

Damn you Microsoft! How to remove the Windows 10 'free upgrade' icon

From the don’t force shit on me I don’t want and prevent me from saying NO department. Forgive my off-topic rant, but this will be useful for others having this…

The Search for Novelty in Science

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Why pre-judging the value of potential stepping stones to a solution, stifles scientific innovation. Kenneth Stanley, one of the world’s top artificial intelligence researchers, has…

Citizen science: restoring the first 'Earthrise' image ever taken – help needed for The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

Note: WUWT readers may remember Dennis Wingo, who was one of the lead scientists on recovering use of the ISEE spacecraft. Before that, he started on a project to recover…

Advances in research of electric car batteries presented at #AAAS

A number of interesting things have occurred at the AAAS meeting in San Jose the last few days, here is one that caught my eye. As many readers know, I…