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Carbon Footprint: The Single Biggest Threat to our World!

Carbon Footprint: The Single Biggest Threat to our World!
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Before we get into the main topic a few interesting basics…

Fate of the World's Natural Resources! - Part 2

Fate of the World’s Natural Resources! – Part 2
Posted on: August 30, 2019

A leading UK-based newspaper had reported earlier this decade that owing to humans utilizing 30% more natural resources than can be replenished by the Earth each year—leading to deforestation, degraded soils, polluted air and water, and dramatic declines in numbers of fish and other species—the earth is facing an ecological debt of up to US$ 4.5 trillion every year!

Fate of the World's Natural Resources! - Part 1

Fate of the World’s Natural Resources! – Part 1
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Ever since life originated on Earth, all living things, microscopic to massive, airborne to ocean-dwelling, have depended on nature for their birth, survival, and sustenance. The multiple, life-engaging resources in Nature, which nurtures and supports our existence, have made the Earth a wonderful planet to live in…

Sensing Cities: A 'SMART' City of Sensors and Analytics

Sensing Cities: A ‘SMART’ City of Sensors and Analytics
Posted on: June 28, 2019

A city is an inhabited area greater in size, population, or importance than a town or village, in which a large number of people live fairly close together. A city usually has its own separate government and systems for essential utilities and transportation…

FIBER OPTICS: The Wizard of Wired Communication - Part 1

FIBER OPTICS: The Wizard of Wired Communication – Part 1
Posted on: May 10, 2019

The plain old telephone system “POTS”, and the rudimentary telegraph—with cables laid underground, and even undersea—were the first inventions that enabled humans to communicate/exchange messages over long distances—even those separated by vast oceans…

Geoengineering: Making Earth a Better Place to Live In - Part 2

Geoengineering: Making Earth a Better Place to Live In – Part 2
Posted on: April 16, 2019

The escalating problems in climate change need to be addressed, but there are only a few scientifically plausible answers when it comes to determining a global policy to save the atmosphere from being polluted by carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. However, the longer we delay in acting, fewer will be the options eventually available…

Geoengineering: Making Earth a Better Place to Live In - Part 1

Geoengineering: Making Earth a Better Place to Live In – Part 1
Posted on: March 28, 2019

It’s a tad challenging, to discuss in a single article, the manifold changes that occur in global climate. There are many thousands around the world who claim that climate change is very real—who are charged by their belief—and debate passionately that Earth will be in a constant state of change, as it has always been.

Technology to Quench 'Thirst' for Freshwater? - Part 2

Technology to Quench ‘Thirst’ for Freshwater? – Part 2
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Technology attempts to alleviate, in two broad scopes, the obvious water crisis situation in arid and tropical nations alike: (1) Make water-intensive processes more efficient (2) Create new sources of fresh water. While massive amounts of freshwater are consumed by large-scale processes like agriculture, food processing, and…

Technology to Quench 'Thirst' for Freshwater? - Part 1

Technology to Quench ‘Thirst’ for Freshwater? – Part 1
Posted on: February 20, 2019

What could be more important to sustain human life on Earth than freshwater? Water, not food, is quintessential to survival, and the pangs of thirst cripple faster than that of hunger. But then, even food sources require freshwater to grow and proliferate…

Train Travel: Past, Present, and Future!

Train Travel: Past, Present, and Future!
Posted on: January 24, 2019

The history of train travel span over a hundred years, beginning from the steam-powered locomotives and wooden coaches of the 1800s. To think of trains as a vehicle of the past that would get outdated rapidly is only natural, given the rapidly progressing public transportation industry of modern times…

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