Vision > Futurism
Brave New Nano: Flexible phones & graphene gadgets in RT’s RT News

What exactly is ‘nano’? It’s become a buzzword, spawning many gimmicky products over the recent years, but what role will the real nano technology play in our lives? From smart metro tickets to futuristic flexible electronics, RT’s Technology Update’s got the future covered.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Staff > J. Hughes > Kris Notaro > Resilience
Our Thoughts With IEET Readers Affected by Hurricane Sandy

As of this morning millions of people in the Northeast of the United States are still without power, and many are stranded in homes damaged by flooding with transportation blocked by fallen trees. We hope you are all safe and restored as soon as possible.

Vision > Bioculture
Can We Control the Weather? Michio Kaku

Will we be able to control the weather within 100 years?

Vision > Directors > Giulio Prisco > Futurism
Giulio Prisco
How to make Cosmism appealing and popular by Giulio Prisco

Cosmism, in its modern version formulated by Ben Goertzel in his wonderful book A Cosmist Manifesto, is my personal philosophy. Two very interesting recent discussions on the KurzweilAI Forums, “Why New Agers will never accept Terasem” and “Cosmism, Terasem etc. – what is the missing ingredient?,” have interesting thoughts on how to make it more appealing and popular.

Rights > Vision > FreeThought
Message to the Future Bertrand Russell

Interviewer: What would you think it’s worth telling future generations about the life you’ve lived and the lessons you’ve learned from it?

Russell: “I should like to say two things, one intellectual and one moral. The intellectual thing I should want to say is this: When you are studying any matter, or considering any philosophy, ask yourself only what are the facts and what is the truth that the facts bear out. Never let yourself be diverted either by what you wish to believe, or by what you think would have beneficent soci...

Vision > HealthLongevity
A Tour of the Cell Paul Andersen

Paul Andersen takes you on a tour of the cell. He starts by explaining the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. He also explains why cells are small but not infinitely small. He also explains how the organelles work together in a similar fashion.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Bioculture > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi > Eco-gov
Marcelo Rinesi
When Hope is Unethical by Marcelo Rinesi

With the best of intentions, climate scientists might be doing an ethical disservice to the world.

Vision > Galactic
The complicated life of a disk galaxy NASA

This cosmological simulation follows the development of a single disk galaxy over about 13.5 billion years, from shortly after the Big Bang to the present time.

Vision > Directors > George Dvorsky > Fellows > David Brin > Fiction
David Brin
Existence, Uplift, and Science News by David Brin

David Brin here, coming back for one of my infrequent guest blogs. Amid the election, I’ll alternate political posts (also to be found at with others about science, fiction and the future.  And so, for relief, let’s have a miscellany of cool techie stuff!

Vision > Bioculture > HealthLongevity
UCSF Memory and Aging Dr. Bruce Miller

What can we do about dementia? What is the basic foundations of understanding it scientifically?