Category Archives: Technology

California’s High Speed Rail Project

I have been, and continue to be, supportive of the concept of high speed rail for California, but after reading this account from City Journal, will not be so for the California version until, and if, it becomes competently administered. … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Technology, Transportation

Global Super Tanker

This is the ultimate fire-fighting weapon and, considering the cost of lives and property loss from California fires over the past decades, and the difficulty firefighters on the ground have accessing mountainous areas where some of the worst fires seem … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Technology

Driverless Cars and the Future?

An interesting look at that from City Journal. An excerpt. Driverless cars and trucks—or autonomous vehicles (AV)—offer a tantalizing promise of safer and unclogged roadways. In 2017, 37,150 people died in accidents on America’s roads, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Transportation

Cleaning Up the Ocean

An amazing technology—pray it works—as this story from the New York Times reports. An excerpt. A multimillion-dollar floating boom designed to corral plastic debris littering the Pacific Ocean deployed from San Francisco Bay on Saturday as part of a larger … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Technology

Using Dams as Power Storage

Wow, if this technology works, and this article from the New York Times is very positive that it will, it will put a whole different spin on the value of dams, though the environmental lobby will still fight the building … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Technology

Water from Air, No Electricity Required

Yep, that’s what this story from News Deeply says. Wow! An excerpt. Water is all around us. The only problem is that it remains trapped in the atmosphere until the right conditions release it as rain or snow. Now Omar … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Technology, Water

Cleaning up Clear Lake

Anyone who has been to Clear Lake has seen the plant growth clogging the water over the years—many many years—but it appears technology has finally arrived that is addressing the problem effectively, as reported by the Press Democrat. Clear Lake … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Water