Gene-Drive Technology Being Promoted By Farmers to Fight Infestations That Destroy Crops

December 14, 2017 – Re-engineering a fruit fly to make it sterile may be the answer that Northern California cherry orchard growers say will save their industry. The Spotted-Wing ... Continue Reading →

Boeing Sponsors Go-Fly $2 Million Prize for Someone to Invent a Personal Flying Device

December 13, 2017 – Boeing has thrown down the gauntlet as Grand Sponsor of Go-Fly, a competition to invent a device that will make people look to the sky and say “that ... Continue Reading →

New Space Directives from U.S. President Lack Specifics and Funding Commitments

December 12, 2017 – Yesterday President Trump signed an executive order to make the United States the premier space-faring nation “reclaiming America’s proud destiny ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Talks About the Abundance of Capital Available for Technology Innovators

December 11, 2017 – In his latest mind sharing, Peter Diamandis talks about massive amounts of capital available for what he calls “transformative purposes and moonshots.” ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Smart Home Tech

December 11, 2017 – Guest contributor, Emily Birling, shares with us the latest smart home technology designed for comfort, convenience, security, and energy efficiency. In almost ... Continue Reading →

Wind Turbines Have Unforeseen Ecological and Local Climate Impacts

December 10, 2017 – In June this year, President Donald Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he praised coal and criticized wind energy. He pointed out that wind turbines ... Continue Reading →

NASA Invites Partners to Develop Technology to Make Us Earth Independent in Space

December 9, 2017 – NASA in its latest public solicitation is seeking proposals for the design, fabrication, and testing of critical components and subsystems for acquisition ... Continue Reading →

Union of Concerned Scientists See Global Warming Fueling Wildfire Risk

December 8, 2017 – Several media outlets in the United States have run headlines in the last two days linking the outbreak of wildfires in Southern California to climate change. ... Continue Reading →

Robots Demonstrate Visual Foresight to Learn on Their Own

December 7, 2017 –  This new capability has been named by its creators, Meta-Learning, a method by which robots acquire new skills from an initial demonstration of a task using ... Continue Reading →

Is Europa the Second Body in the Solar System with Plate Tectonics?

December 5, 2017 – Europa is an ice moon circling Jupiter. It looks like a cue ball that has been scratched and marred over time. Icy plumes of water erupt from Europa’s ... Continue Reading →