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The Numbers are Forever
(Virginia Tech, 2007)
People often ask how long humankind has to solve the issue of global heating, and the answer provided may be 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, etc. This gives humans the false assurance that the global warming is not a problem ...
How Will the Perpetual Economic Growth Delusion End?
(Virginia Tech, 2009)
For most of the past 2 million years, the dominant view has been that resources are limited. However, more recently some economists have become wildly optimistic about natural resource depletion. Some view the human economy ...
Preparing for the Post-Industrial Age
(Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2008)
The Industrial Age has been made possible by cheap, abundant fossil fuels, primarily petroleum and coal. The life expectancy of an industrial civilization is about 100 years. Some forecasts estimate the critical period of ...
Integrating Information from Different Levels of Biological Organization
(Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2007)
Global ecological problems as well as regional problems require information from a variety of levels of biological organization from single species to ecosystems. Both scientists and decision makers benefit from synthesis ...
Sustainability Ethics and the 2st Century Human Lifestyle
(Virginia Tech, 2005)
Sustainability ethics is the developing effort to ascertain the prerequisites for sustainable use of the planet and also determines the environmental literacy level necessary to persuade people to live sustainably. However, ...
Edge transport in 2D cold atom optical lattices
Vortex transport and voltage noise in disordered superconductors
We study, by means of three-dimensional Monte Carlo simulations, the current–voltage (I–V) characteristics and the voltage noise spectrum at low temperatures of driven magnetic flux lines interacting with randomly placed ...