In light of the scientific consensus that substantial increases in atmospheric CO2 will inevitably lead to solar-driven global warming, the nations of the world are seeking to obtain agreement on proposals to reduce the amount of CO2 that their economies produce.
Former Secretary of State George Shultz and retired Navy Admiral James Ellis in a conversation about small modular nuclear reactors: why people are interested again today and how they might measure up to the rest of the American energy landscape in terms of security, economics, and the environment.
Because they can be launched without warning and come in both nuclear and conventional variants, cruise missiles are a uniquely destabilizing type of weapon. President Obama can lead the world to a stabler and safer future by canceling plans for a new U.S. nuclear-capable cruise missile.
In principle, there are two approaches to make drone operation safer. Approach 1 (the approach I took in my original posting) is to maintain a keep-out bubble around airplanes in flight by giving airplanes a transmitter that could deactivate nearby drones. Approach 2 is to enforce no-fly zones around sensitive areas (such as airports).
Hoover Institution fellow John Villasenor discusses the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) both in terms of the number of connected devices and the amount of data they produce. This growth presents some opportunities for some exciting new applications for the IoT as well as some challenges in upgrading wireless infrastructure and securing networks of connected devices.
An article claims that “even small amounts” of the chemical BPA in food packaging can be harmful by causing “hormone disruption” in children. The FDA (which regulates such substances as “indirect food additives”) and other food safety agencies around the world have come to starkly different...