Innovation vs Status Quo in Science, the Arts and Business

Jan. 20, 2013 Beckman Auditorium at Caltech, Pasadena – The Visioneers, with author Dr. W. Patrick McCray, streamed online as shown here First is the good news that the Skeptics Society at Caltech is now […]

Science and the New Space Race

  I attended a great panel discussion about the future of the space race at Caltech on January 10, 2013. This panel was assembled by students at the college as part of a Keck Foundation […]

The world loses a young prodigy who fought for equal access to knowledge

Aaron Swartz – a prodigy who devoted much of his life to freeing up scholarly research and information for the masses, has taken his own life – a victim of depression. My heart and admiration […]

The Future of Space Exploration: Where’s the Public Discourse and Debate? – Part 2, Landing on Asteroids?

In 2010 President Obama promised that we will land astronauts on an asteroid by 2025: . . .  we expect new spacecraft designed for long journeys to allow us to begin the first ever crew […]