I’m taking another short break. A temporarily overwhelming workload has prevented me from writing a post this week. I expect to post again on Sunday, October 2.
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Echoes of Familiar Themes When I started my previous blog, I realized that I had also stumbled upon another theme about self-driving cars that echoed the history of other technologies, and that is, predictions about the impacts of the technologies. In this case, the predictions were about whether self-driving cars would help the environment or […]
I truly believe that we need to transition to a sustainable energy environment. If you have read posts on the Black Swan Blog you know that. And when I say “sustainable” I mean “sustainable for millennia” – an environment where all the inhabitants of planet earth have abundant and affordable energy for thousands of years. […]
Here’s some news we already know or thought we knew. Yes, climate change is here and here to stay according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and its effects are no longer subtle or easily argued away. NOAA and the American Meteorological Society released the “State of the Climate in 2015”, a 300-page […]
I’m taking a short break and expect to post again on Sunday, September 25.
Echoes of Familiar Themes No, I’m not going to advocate nuclear power for self-driving cars! I was just struck by a couple of articles I’ve seen over the past few days that demonstrated to me some fundamental similarities among diverse technological developments. In the first case, someone pointed me to a couple of articles in […]
There have been a couple of big announcements lately regarding the increased range of BEV (battery electric vehicles). The new Tesla Model S is supposed to have a range of 315 miles and the new Chevy Bolt EV is said to have a range of 238 miles. So, the question of the day is will […]
Ideologues hate it when the facts get in the way of their theories. California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed trailblazing legislation last week that commits the state to audacious greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030 of 40 percent below 1990 levels. Not surprisingly, longstanding critics from the business community were howling once again about how California’s […]
Still a Long Way to Go I started my education, and a few years later, my career, in an age where women were still a relative rarity in the sciences and education. My undergraduate class at MIT was only 5% women. As a graduate student, I was the only female student in the entire nuclear […]
We are about to learn once again that lack of resilience is the flip side of efficiency. The world’s seventh largest shipping firm, Korean-based Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd., failed to rally the support of its creditors last week and was forced to file for bankruptcy. Retailers and manufacturers worldwide are in a bit of a […]