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