Wednesday, June 22, 2011

This Weekend & Fun News

Alright, so this weekend I have the honor of speaking at a conference in Liverpool, UK, called the School for Changemakers. It's a sister organization associated with the Caux, Initiatives of Change group in Switzerland, which I had the privileged of speaking at last year.

This is a special conference for young people ages 18 to 30, most between 18 and 25, who are dedicated to being change makers in the world, open to adopting new ways of doing things. I'm going to talk about science, engineering and technology for social concern, actually using our awesome tools to help people and society evolve to a new socioeconomic paradigm. Yeah...I never aim low. lol.

To go along with this concept, some really good news has developed in the R&D area of technical advancement. Here are a few articles to ponder. What's cool about this stuff is that it's just as applicable for space exploration as it is for terrestrial use. In fact, space exploration has been largely responsible for developing a lot of the core technologies that are being advanced now, and those advancements can give every person on the planet an amazing quality of life...if we'd just use them for that purpose. :)

Stanford team devises a better solar-powered water splitter

Japanese supercomputer 'K' is world's fastest

Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

New Clues About Aging: Genetic Splicing Mechanism Triggers Both Premature Aging Syndrome and Normal Cellular Aging

Japanese ball drone knows how to make an entrance - Only because it totally reminds me of the Star Wars Interrogation Droid.

First Telecommunications Wavelength Quantum Dot Laser Grown on a Silicon Substrate

And remember, the source for all these links punches out new articles from around the world every day, and is an resource for learning what advancements are happening in several fields of research.

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