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News in Brief

April 16, 2012


Apple down, ARMS up At a time when technology giant Apple is facing huge and growing problems with its latest product, the much smaller Cambridge-based company ARM Holdings is looking like a major British success story. They have developed a new energy-saving microchip which the company claims might enable a whole new wave of internet-connected […]

Solar power gets realistic

March 8, 2012


For many years now, especially in the less glorious weather of places such as the United Kingdom, solar power has had the reputation of being expensive, inefficient and even unworkable – but that looks set to change with developments in industrial production. In some places, such as India, solar electrical power s now cheaper than […]

Limited resource world

February 13, 2012


by Mark Preston, former research worker for the “Limits to Growth.” Not to sound like an old Beatles song, but it was forty years ago this year when the band of people who thought we could not simply keep using up the resources of the world first began to play. While I would, of course, […]

News in Brief

January 13, 2012


Another phoney “scandal” Almost two years to the day since the damp squib of the “Climategate Scandal” fizzled onto the scene and just six days before the start of the UN climate talks in Durban, we were off again with a new round. Yes, once again we are to be subject to a barrage of […]

News In Brief

December 14, 2011


Anyone for Orang pot-roast As if it were not enough that your home gets destroyed by effectively unrestricted slash-and-burn demolition, it now seems that Orang-Utan are also being eaten at a staggering rate as well. A survey of 6,983 people from 687 villages carried out by Erik Meijaard of People and Nature Consulting International in […]

Extinction is good

November 30, 2011


According to a recent poll of 583 conservationists, 60% agreed that criteria should be established for deciding which species to abandon to extinction so others can be saved. Murray Rudd of the University of York in the UK, who ran the survey, says that the topic has been taboo until recently.