by Toshio Nishi. Originally published in the Hoover Digest. Read in Japanese and German.
Japanese feel angry and ignored, prisoners of both radiation and bureaucracy.
For more than a year, I have been hoping that the Japanese government and the Tokyo Electric Power Company would find the courage to bear the unbearable and repair the breathtaking… Continue reading
This interview is now available in Japanese.
We are pleased to share an updated, redacted version of an interview with Mr. Arnie Gundersen assessing the current situation of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Gundersen, a former vice president in the nuclear industry and chief engineer at Fairewinds Associates, believes the multiple risks are likely to deepen the crisis. Four of the plant’s six nuclear reactors were
By Akio Matsumura
“Well George, we knocked the bastard off.” These were Sir Edmund Hillary’s first words to a friend after descending from the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Time Magazine named him and his companion Tenzing Norgay, the first two to summit Mount Everest, two of the most influential people of the 20th century. The idea of conquering pervades Western thought and has given way to human… Continue reading
by Chris Cote
From remotely flown Predator drones to deepwater oil drills and from financial derivatives to Twitter, America’s engineers and scientists continue to bring imagination to life. Each invention allows us to get more: security, oil, wealth, information. We are also able to achieve our goals from a distance, with more automation and less personal connectivity. Often, especially in the case of these four—predator drones… Continue reading
Last week I was invited to Dallas by one of the most visionary businessmen I have met, Mr. Luke Stewart, President of Energy Parametrics & Communications. He arranged a surprise dinner reception in my honor, presenting my concept and my 38 years of work. They arranged special music performance by Mr. Gary Levinson, violinist, concertmaster for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and his wife, Baya Kakouberi, pianist, who performed a wonderful… Continue reading
Read in Japanese.
by Akio Matsumura
The disaster from Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, is still vivid in our memory.
In the city of New Orleans, the storm surge caused more than 50 breaches in drainage canal levees and precipitated the worst engineering disaster in the history of the United States. 80 percent of New Orleans was flooded.
People around the world tuned… Continue reading
By Chris Cote
In 1648, with the Peace of Westphalia, a system of sovereign states was established. Sovereignty gave these states’ complete self control over internal affairs, and since World War II, has evolved to include external sovereignty, a term defining the legality of inter-state interventions. European growth has contributed to an expanding evolution of the term, now subject… Continue reading
By Chris Cote
Over the past few weeks, President Obama has sent an important message to the United States and the world: we will not sacrifice the environment. Sure, several pressing environmental issues have been put further back on the burner in order to stimulate banks and other economic sectors, but these issues are all connected. Stability is needed in all sectors to have any be truly effective. $70… Continue reading