Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets
    The New Year from Simon

    We were asked we include these stories. Many are not on topic but may be of interest to many of you. I am camping in remote beach areas in Australia with little or no internet. Back in Philippines on weekend will start posting again.

    Part 1

    Special Report: 2017 Top Tech to Watch
    http://spectrum.ieee.org/static/top-tech-2017Franka: A Robot Arm That’s Safe, Low Cost, and Can Replicate Itself
    Intel Experts Share Insights on Tech Trends for 2017 and Beyond
    Is the Promise of Cold Fusion Still Worth Waiting For?
    Scientists 3-D print human of the futureDecember 29, 2016

    Nano-calligraphy on graphene

    Electronic ‘hairy skin’ could give robots a more human sense of touch

    http://phys.org/news/2016-12-electronic-hairy-skin-robots-human.html

    The lie-detecting security kiosk of the future

    Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes multiple diseases

    New material could lead to erasable and rewriteable optical chips

    Engineers create programmable silk-based materials with embedded, pre-designed functions

    Part 2

    Climate researcher’s defamation suit about insulting columnsis on
    Can you keep calling someone a fraud after they’ve been cleared multiple times?
    http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2016/12/climate-researchers-defamation-suit-about-insulting-columns-is-on/

    Minecraft expansion successfully tricks students into learning
    http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2016/12/researchers-create-minecraft-mod-to-teach-materials-science/

    Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets
    The New Year from Simon