Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles?

I've been enamored with electric vehicles since long before they were commercially available. Way back in 1975, Mechanix Illustrated featured the "Urba Town car" and offered plans to build your own Electric Car. It required removing the body from a … [Read more...]

Futuristic Advances to Ancient Materials

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." This quote has been mistakenly attributed to Charles Holland Duell commissioner of the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 1898 to 1901. The advance of technology has grown … [Read more...]

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Takes A Step Forward

For the first time in close to a century, mankind may be about to give serious attention to a technology that has the potential to be a true game-changer in transportation. Elon Musk famously proposed the idea of the Hyperloop a few years ago, and … [Read more...]

Two New Initiatives to Propel Australia’s Startup Scene

Some say Australia is a great place for start-ups: Internet literacy levels are high among the population, emerging businesses have access to affordable serviced offices from a lead office rent agency and there are many accelerators and incubators … [Read more...]

Communication Trends

The world is becoming increasingly well connected, believe it or not, there are remote islands in South East Asia that use small gasoline generators to supply their electricity but still have excellent cell phone and Wi-Fi coverage. After all, it is … [Read more...]

Great Financial Failures in U.S. History

History is littered with financial failures. Every century, has had its successes and financial blunders.  As new ideas and technologies take hold they push out the old.  This is known as "creative destruction" and has been the engine of progress for … [Read more...]

Trends: Population, Health and Technology

Imagine getting out of your 20 hp. car and cranking it to start it, getting whacked by the handle and breaking your wrist, while your neighbor trots by shouting "get a horse" and your other neighbor happily puffs by in his Stanley Steamer. This was … [Read more...]

No More “Blood in the Streets”

Many years ago James Dale Davidson gave me copy #12 of a limited edition of his now classic book Blood in the Streets. The principles contained in it still cause me to think about how projecting power throughout the world can have massive effects on … [Read more...]

Beijing’s Pollution Alarms Neighbors

By. John C.K. Daly of Oilprice.com The good news for the Chinese leadership is that their fiscal policies have paid off, producing both the world's second largest economy and the globe's leading creditor nation in less than a generation. The … [Read more...]

The Trend Toward Buying Online is Growing

Clicks vs. Bricks With the huge popularity of the internet it's no longer uncommon for people to do their discretionary shopping online. The trend is towards more and more online purchases. According to the U.S. Census Bureau News, eCommerce for the … [Read more...]