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Living in a Non-Private World

By David L. Brown I first noticed the intrusive nature of the internet about five years ago when I wrote a private, personal email to another Ace of Spades member offering to review his novel, and in the subject line … Continue reading

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Yes I am still alive

By David L. Brown Well, it has been about five years since I posted anything here, and if there is anyone out there (Hello-o-o?) you may have thought I had passed beyond the realm of the living. Not so, for … Continue reading

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An Apology and a New Beginning

By David L. Brown If there’s anybody out there I owe you an apology and this update. Much to my embarrassment I have not posted to this personal website for many months. In my defense I will report that my … Continue reading

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How Hot Is It? This Hot!

By¬† David L. Brown Yesterday I wrote about a new report from NASA, reporting that 2010 is the hottest ever so far. To get a visual image of what that means, here’s a map from the agriculture.com web site showing … Continue reading

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Is Climate Denial a Form of Grieving?

By David L. Brown Note: The following is excerpted from a new book I’ve just completed writing. It makes interesting food for thought about the phenomenon of denial. It may seem hard to understand how so many people can remain … Continue reading

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Hand-held device to detect infectious pathogens

By David L. Brown A new high-tech device to detect dangerous pathogens in ordinary medical sttuations is being developed through a partnership between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Biomagnetics Diagnostics Corporation (BMCP). Described as “optical biosensors,” the devices are … Continue reading

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Stirling Engines to Capture Sun’s Power

By David L. Brown A type of engine invented nearly 200 years ago by a Scottish clergyman may soon provide a practical solution to capturing energy from the Sun. Called the Stirling engine, it works from an external heat source, … Continue reading

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A World Teetering on the Brink of Instability

By David L. Brown A news release from Earth Policy Institute this morning features a peek at the subject of global stability as reported in Lester Brown’s new book Plan B 4.0. This is a critical issue because nations that … Continue reading

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No End In Sight for Oil Price Troubles

By David L. Brown Just after I wrote the previous post about the up-and-down cycle of the petroleum markets, and their joined-at-the-hip effects on world economies, I saw the following news report on FoxNews.com. It makes an appropriate addendum to … Continue reading

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An American Tragedy: Detroit Meets Reality

By David L. Brown What lies in the future for the American automobile industry? I am a realist now, not a pessimist, so let’s look at the situation from a realistic point of view. I note that sales of American … Continue reading

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