The Big Think

August 18, 2012

Clean Diesel

Filed under: Technology — jasony @ 11:10 am

Scientists develop catalyst that cleans diesel emissions without platinum

Great news.


Filed under: Quoth — jasony @ 10:59 am

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”

Seth Godin

How Much Moreau of This Do We Need?

Filed under: Science,Technology — jasony @ 10:51 am

“The Telegraph reports that Oxford Professor Julian Savulescu, an expert in practical ethics, says that creating so-called designer babies could be considered a ‘moral obligation’ as it makes them grow up into ‘ethically better children’ and that we should actively give parents the choice to screen out personality flaws in their children such as potential alcoholism, psychopathy and disposition to violence as it means they will then be less likely to harm themselves and others.” link

Ever seen GATTACA?

As a wise man once said: “sure as I know anything, I know this: they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten, they’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people … better. And I do not hold to that.”

What a brave strange new world we live in.

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