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Book Review: Materials for Biofuels, edited by Arthur Ragauskas

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“Materials for Biofuels” By  Arthur J Ragauskas World Scientific Publishing Company, 380pp | Buy on Amazon Biofuels are a hot topic nowadays; once viewed as the perfect bridge towards sustainable energy and fuel, they are now regarded by some as non-sustainable, and not a desirable investment. Are biofuels the future? Is this the right, efficient and eco-friendly technology? Materials for…

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Book Review: The Collapse of Western Civilization

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“The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future” By Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway Columbia University Press, 104pp | Buy on Amazon The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Humanity has had countless warnings, and acknowledged the threat of changing climate, but it failed to act. Soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, wide spread drought and more…

Reviews, Space

NASA releases free eBook about communicating with aliens

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“Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication” Kindle version: MOBI. Other readers: EPUB Fixed layout: PDF. Scientists are becoming more and more excited about the possibility of encountering alien life forms – just a few days after some astronomers claimed that we will encounter intelligent life by 2034, NASA is already releasing a free eBook about communicating with aliens: “Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication”….

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Book Review: Tragic Spirits, by Manduhai Buyandelger

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After the collapse of the USSR in 1990, Mongolia, long time a satellite of the Soviet Union, regained its independence, but found itself aimlessly lost. This period brought devastating changes to the country, as it almost forcefully went through liberalization of trade and privatization of publicly owned assets, which led to impoverishment for most of the people. This unfortunate situation,…

Feature Post, Nanotechnology, Reviews

“No small matter: Science on the nanoscale” review

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Nanotechnology is perhaps the field with the most spectacular development over the past years, but it can be really hard to understand what’s going on at that scale, mostly because we can’t see it (doh!), but also because the laws that apply there are slightly different. No small matter:  Science on the nanoscale is the work of George M. Whitesides,…