Wheat Genome Finally Sequenced – This is a Big Deal

November 23, 2017 – Scientists have been sequencing the genome of all kinds of animals and plants for the last two decades. But for a number of reasons wheat has presented a challenge, ... Continue Reading →

GMO in the Headlines This Last Week

November 22, 2017 – The technology behind genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is often associated with images of a “Frankensteinian” world where we humans have taken ... Continue Reading →

A Five Year Earthquake Forecast Suggests a Likely Increase in Events

November 21, 2017 – Last month at The Geological Society of America’s 2017 (GSA) conference in Seattle, Roger Bilham, of University of Colorado at Boulder, and Rebecca Bendick, ... Continue Reading →

XPrize Lunar Landings Competition Has 4 Contenders Getting Ready to Launch

November 20, 2017 – When Google agreed to sponsor and put up the prize money for an XPrize contest back in 2010, the goal was to challenge entrepreneurs to create low-cost methods ... Continue Reading →

Survey of 3,240 Americans Crystal Balls the Future and What We Will See

November 18, 2017 – Considering how disinformation and alternative facts have become mainstream in America these days, this survey done by Fluent, a New York City-based market ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: X-Matik Gives Older Vehicles Add-on Autopilot

November 17, 2017 – Here’s the scenario. You own a five-year-old vehicle or even older and it still runs great, is well maintained, and has lots of life left in its engine ... Continue Reading →

Coastal Planners Advised by Climate Scientists to Look at Where Ice is Melting

November 16, 2017 – In the journal Science Advances, yesterday, researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Caltech, in Pasadena, California, revealed a forecasting ... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Sets 75% 2030 Emission Reduction Target

November 15, 2017 – Microsoft in 2009 made a pledge to reduce its carbon emissions by 30% from 2007 levels by 2012. This commitment focused on improving energy use in operations ... Continue Reading →

“All of Us” Project to Use Fitness Trackers to Study One Million People From Their Genome to Lifestyles

November 14, 2017 – The Scripps Research Institute will be handing out fitness trackers to help in the U.S. National Institute of Health‘s (NIH) “All of Us” ... Continue Reading →

“Clean Coal” Part of U.S. COP23 Presentation Has Proven a Bust

November 13, 2017 – At the COP23 meetings in Bonn currently underway, the federal government of the United States is presenting an “alternative facts” narrative about ... Continue Reading →