Monthly Archives: May 2012

Age of Printed Electronics


For a few decades now, chips and other electronic components are chiefly made by lithography using silicon wafers as a substrate. In recent years, a new printing process has been developed that enables simpler circuits to be made in successive … Continue reading

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How Should Banks Be Regulated?


Regulations are set up to prevent or control abuses such as fraud, corruption, monopoly, health hazard, environmental pollution, and so on. The practical question is: How much regulation do we need? The answer depends on your philosophy and self-interest. Some … Continue reading

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The Environment Bomb


In 1968, Professor Paul Ehrlich published a best seller entitled “The Population Bomb” predicting a population explosion for the world. This has turned out to be premature decades later. Why? It’s not the number of people that matters most. It’s … Continue reading

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Fresh Water Recycling


Although the oceans cover 75% of the earth’s surface, the saltwater does not provide us with ready consumption. Fresh water accounts for only 3% of all the water in the world. Of this paltry percentage, 69% of the fresh water … Continue reading

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Electric Cars: A Strategic Industry?


The 2012 Beijing Auto Show marks two big trends: First, China has already overtaken the US as the world’s largest auto market. Second, hybrid and electric cars have gained increasing importance. These two trends are nurtured by the Chinese government’s … Continue reading

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