Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson argues that space exploration isn't only a great economic driver and a creator of technological innovation, he says it's about a country's identity, dreams, and plans for the future.
Jian spoke with Neil deGrasse Tyson about why he feels it is imperative that the American space program be better funded, and why he's made it such a priority to foster science literacy.
“If it [oil production rate] declines quickly, that’s when things maybe get scary,” says King, who spoke about energy technology and policy at the UT Energy Forum in February 2012. “It’s not clear to me there’ll be tremendous suffering, but there will be required adjustments to lifestyles and city designs that Americans have yet to accept.”
Drivers may be among the first who have to adjust. According to The University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll from September 2011, 69 percent of respondents already describe gasoline prices as “very high,” even as 89 percent continue to put gasoline in their vehicles (rather than driving electric cars, for example). New poll results will publish April 11.
Peak oil will be especially rough on the poor. Higher oil prices mean some low income workers will face a tough decision: Either stop making the drive to work or find other ways to makes ends meet. “They will be skimping on food, on education, on many other things and become angrier and more displeased in general. That's not a good social phenomenon,” Patzek says.
So Air Force Space Command boss Gen.William Shelton gave us a tiny bit more insight into the service’s super secret space spycraft, the X-37B, when he said that it’s doing its super secret — and year-long — mission excellently and that there’s no ...
In order to reduce the use of fossil fuels, we need to increase the use of renewable sources of energy. At least, so the theory goes. However, a new study published in Nature Climate Change challenges this assumption, demonstrating that, rather than displacing fossil fuels, alternative sources of energy barely outpaced increasing demand over the last 50 years.