Germany breaks US solar power record . . .

Germany has, despite not exactly being the sunniest place around, managed to break the world record for solar power production.  Solar power is more viable than fossil fuel energy providers want you to think.

http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/germany-breaks-world-solar-power-generation-record-july-2013-51-twh-leaves-us-dust.html

“Minority Report” no longer fiction . . .

Germany, California, Arizona, Chicago, and other places have begun field-testing a computerized crime prediction system that bears strong similarities (of use and purpose) to the Precogs in the movie Minority Report.

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/12/germanys-new-pre-crime-system-directly.html

Or, if you prefer – you can look for a copy of the original short story “The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick.

Click to access Philip-K-Dick-The-Minority-Report.pdf