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The image of huge crowds, peacefully protesting against corrupt and undemocratic regimes, has become an icon of the modern age. ... The problem is that The People cannot rule. Only some people can do that. People Power can eject one set of rulers and propel other people into high office. But People Power alone cannot guarantee constitutional or honest government.

2005-09-21

 direct democracy crowd power mass cult
The Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (Jimo) is part of an ambitious mission to explore the three planet-sized Jovian moons Callisto, Ganymede and Europa. Designing the spacecraft poses a significant engineering challenge given the long distances involved. Controversially, the probe is to be powered by a nuclear propulsion system. Callisto, Ganymede and Europa are thought to harbour oceans of probable water beneath an icy crust. Jimo would be the...

2004-09-21

 Moon power extraterrestrial life nuclear Jupiter probe Callisto Ganymede Europa
In every company there is a parallel power structure that can be just as important as the one everyone spends stressful days trying to master.

2007-07-23

 power organization leadership organigram network company business work office
Could an omnipotent being create a stone so heavy that even that being could not lift it?
 philosophy paradox omnipotence power
Imagine a future in which wireless electricity makes everyday products more convenient, reliable, and environmentally friendly. Cell phones, game controllers, laptop computers, mobile robots, even electric vehicles capable of re-charging themselves without ever being plugged in. Flat screen TV’s and digital picture frames that hang on the wall—without requiring a wire and plug for power. Industrial systems and medical devices made more...
 wireless electricity future wireless electricity energy power
EADS Astrium says the satellite system would collect the Sun's energy and transmit it to Earth via an infrared laser, to provide electricity...

2010-01-19

 electricity power solar energy orbit space infrared laser
A square patch of desert 96 miles wide can power the USA with all the electricity it needs.

2009-02-27

 USA solar power energy
A sustainable energy initiative that will start with a huge solar project in the Sahara desert has been announced by a consortium of 12 European businesses.

2009-11-02

 Sahara solar power energy Europe
Technicians are battling to stabilise a third reactor at a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear plant, which has been rocked by a second blast in three days.

2011-03-14

 Japan nuclear power energy explosion cooling earthquake
The demand for global leadership has never been greater. The world is truly lost in trying to find a way out of the current crisis. America is imploding. Europe is crumbling. London is burning. The Arab Spring has lost direction. China and India remain internally preoccupied. If ever there were a moment for a global leader to step up, this is it. So why is no leader emerging?

2011-08-18

 economy global power leadership USA China India Europe dependence