Revisiting Teleogical Planning: Predictive vs Normative Thinking

Teleological Planning is associated with the communist and socialist planning fiasco. However, the flaw does not rely on assuming that planning is a teleological activity. The flaw resides on assuming that the government is the sole planner (or... continue reading

Entrepreneurial Competitions to Control Invasive Species

Commercializing certain invasive species creates business opportunities while controlling harmful populations, if it respects population biology(1). To exert effective control, harvest efforts must outstrip a population’s reproductive potential... continue reading

Neuronal chain stimulation during an epileptic attack.

Ictogenesis involves a characteristic transition from normal electrophysiological activity in the brain to abnormal hypersynchronization. In epilepsy, the resistance of excitatory neurons to fire is decreased. This may occur due to changes in ion... continue reading

Building a Climate Change Litigation Database

Recently, The Guardian reported on a case brought by a Peruvian plaintiff against German energy company RWE over fears of effects of climate change... continue reading

The impact of country-specific social capital on implementing multilateral environmental protection treaties

It is no secret that the 21st century will pose dramatic challenges to ecosystem stability and biodiversity as a result of human interventions over the last 200 years. What is also very clear is that human societies will be significantly impacted... continue reading

From global to local: making international sustainable development goals relevant at the watershed scale

In 2015, the United Nations is likely to adopt 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 15s), with 169 associated targets. These goals are intended to improve on the Millennium Development Goals by addressing key systemic barriers such as inequality,... continue reading

Limiting the Effects of Dry Cargo Liquefaction: Ultralight Honeycomb Cargo Hold Separators

Dry cargo liquefaction of cargoes such as nickel, iron or bauxite leads to numerous losses of human lives and shipping vessels. Despite regulatory and technical efforts, it appears very difficult if not impossible to completely prevent dry cargo... continue reading

On centralized vs. decentralized neurotechnologies

Neurotechnology is any technology developed to interface with brain function. It is a rapidly advancing area with important implications for the study of the brain and neurological disorders, as well as consumerization of the connectome and... continue reading

Smart Bioactive NO meter

NO (Nitric Oxide) is a radical gas and one of most important signaling molecules in the human body, [Jain 2015] (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6khqpw/nitric_oxide). Everything one does during life e.g., nutrition, physical activities,... continue reading

Are we throwing away fresh water? How much fresh water is going to the landfills?

Several authors have worked and came forward with studies and papers on water use, depletion and virtual water. However little to nothing has been done to study how much water is throwed away and wasted on a daily basis in... continue reading

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