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Entries from May 31st, 2011

New Polymers Lead to “Clean” Toxic Waste

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Environment

Some blue polymers, called “DeconGel” were introduced in 2009 and are now providing a safe, efficient way to clean up hazardous waste spills from Hungarian toxic alkali sludge through nuclear waste from Japan‘s March earthquake.  The story of the invention of this product is right from a text book: “Mistake leads to new industry.” Read […]

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More Government Snitches Coming to Your Vehicle

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Automotive, Government

Maybe it’s better put as “Your Vehicle Snitches on You More.”  The wonderful ODB-II port on our cars has gone beyond letting your car’s mechanic know which parts are bad or which pollution-control laws your car has been violating.  There are cases in Canada and now Michigan where the police have been extracting information from […]

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New, Government-Funded Video Games Coming Our Way

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Government

As if there wasn’t enough news about government waste at every level, here’s a new story just out: The National Endowment for the Arts has declared Video Games a Valid Form of Art! In case you haven’t been keeping track, the US Federal government has already spent more than $4,000,000,000 on what it calls “art.” […]

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United States Negotiating Secret Agreement to Store Passenger Data for 15 Years

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Government

Can you believe we had to find out about this from a UK-based Newspaper?  The Guardian is reporting that it obtained a “restricted” draft of an agreement between Washington and Brussels that would allow the US to retain all passenger information about anyone who flies between the UK and the US for 15 years. They […]

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PixelMags – Taking Magazine and Published Content to the Online World

May 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Publishing

Craig Peterson:  Welcome back to Tech Talk with Craig Peterson. Today we’re talking about some of the technology that’s driving innovation here in the country. What are the things companies are using? How are we moving forward? Consumer electronics, there’s a whole bunch of stuff. Very, very exciting to talk about all of this. Right […]

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