Tagged: US

Artificial intelligence is the weapon of the next Cold War - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 31, 2018

Jeremy Straub, North Dakota State University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. It is easy to confuse the current geopolitical situation with that of the 1980s. The United States and Russia each accuse the other of interfering in domestic affairs. Russia has annexed territory over U.S. Read More

With FCC’s net neutrality ruling, the US could lose its lead in online consumer protection - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 22, 2018

Sascha Meinrath, Pennsylvania State University and Nathalia Foditsch, American University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The internet may be an international system of interconnecting networks sharing a rough global consensus about the technical details of communicating through them – but each country manages its … Read More

Three ways the Charlie Gard case could affect future end-of-life cases globally - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 26, 2017

Neera Bhatia, Deakin University The tragic case of Charlie Gard, the British infant whose parents have just ended their legal fight to send him to the US for experimental treatment, has captured global attention. The case is significant for a number of reasons, both in the huge amount of publicity it has attracted, its progression … Read More

What is ballistic missile defence – and would it stop a missile from North Korea? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 07, 2017

James Dwyer, University of Tasmania North Korea’s test this week of an intercontinental ballistic missile has reignited interest and debate on the feasibility of ballistic missile defence systems, and whether countries such as Australia should seek to acquire them. But what are these systems, and how do they work? How effective would they be in providing a … Read More

Brexit, Trump and all that - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Dec 14, 2016

Last week, The Treasury hosted a guest lecture featuring two visiting academics under the heading Brexit, Trump & Economics: Where did we go wrong.  One of the visitors –  Samuel Bowles, now a professor at the Santa Fe Insitute -had been around long enough that in his youth he had served as an economic adviser in Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign,  … Read More

Offshore wind: a huge resource - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 28, 2012

Two wind energy items arrived in my inbox in close proximity recently. One was from the NZ Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) congratulating Meridian Energy on turning the first sod at Mill Creek wind farm in the Ohariu Valley north-west of Wellington. It’s a 60 megawatt farm of 26 turbines. The project will cost $169 million [...] … Read More

After the defeat - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jul 31, 2010

“Sometimes dead really is dead — and for this Congress, barring a miracle, climate action is finished. With an ugly election looming in November, it may be years before we get another chance to debate a bill that prices carbon.” That’s Eric Pooley writing this week in Yale e360. He’s the author of The Climate [...] … Read More

Straight Up - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 27, 2010

“I joined the new media because the old media have failed us. They have utterly failed to face unpleasant facts.” So writes Joseph Romm of blogging, in his new book Straight Up, a themed selection from the thousands of posts on his widely respected blog ClimateProgress.org. It’s as direct, lively and unequivocal as its title [...] … Read More

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