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TECNOLOGY AND RESOURCES

The future is a foreign country

A Hewlett-Packard futurologist looksat the coming “Age of Scarcity”.   The novel “The Go-Between,” by L. P. Hartley, begins with the...

Calling home when home is gone

Vodafone tests a backpack that supplies instant cellphone service to disaster zones. Mugunga is just a few miles from Goma, in...

Ecological footprint

It has become common knowledge, with the exception of a few obstinate oil magnates, that there’s a limit to the planet’s natural resources. If...

Sunscreen, on a very, very large scale

A new proposal to stop global warming receives a cool reception. The idea - the desperate hope, some would say -...

Fished out

Some fish stocks are coming back, but we’re still too fond of seafood. Aseries of alarming figures reveal how we humans are deluding ourselves...

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