[AquaBounty salmon (rear) have an added growth hormone gene from the Chinook salmon to a normal Atlantic salmon (front) that results in a transeni salmon that grown to market size in about half the time as a normal salmon- 16 to 18 months rather than three years. (Photo courtesy AquaBounty/MCT)] *** [] ** HOY OUT, TCN OUT **

GMO Salmon Receives United States FDA Approval

November 23, 2015 – An update to a posting that appeared here on Christmas Day 2012 concerns the AquAdvantage Fish, a genetically modified Atlantic salmon that incorporates growth ... Continue Reading →
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An Alternative to the ITER Fusion Reactor Proposed by University of Washington Professor

September 9, 2014 – ITER is the multibillion dollar, multinational fusion reactor project being built in France. It is over budget and yet to be finished. Others, therefore, are ... Continue Reading →
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Possible Biomedical Breakthroughs – Ebola, Dengue, & Alzheimer’s

August 7, 2014 -If there is one field in science and technology that is seeing demonstrable advances in the last two decades, it is biomedicine. The unlocking of the genome and advances ... Continue Reading →

For Life to Exist as We Know it a Planet Needs to Rotate and Needs Oceans

July 22, 2014 – Without the ocean Earth would be a pretty inhospitable place even though we lie within our Sun’s Goldilocks Zone. Those of you who live by the ocean can ... Continue Reading →
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Space Updates: We Are a Year Away from Pluto Close-up and New Earth 20 Years Away

July 16, 2014 – NASA in the news the last few days is getting prepared for Pluto and beyond while some of its scientists further speculate on finding alien life on a New Earth ... Continue Reading →
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Rice Isn’t The Only Staple At Risk from Rising Temperatures

May 21, 2014 – My blog posting on rising nighttime temperatures affecting rice yields brought a reader comment pointing out that a similar phenomenon can be observed in wheat. I ... Continue Reading →

Energy Update: Hybrid Solar Power Could Be a Renewable Game Changer

April 12, 2014 – There are two types of solar renewable technologies. The first, solar photovoltaics, is at best marginally efficient when converting energy from sunlight into ... Continue Reading →

Space Update: NASA Working on Robot to Mine Materials for Off-World Habitats

March 29, 2014 – In anticipation of future missions to asteroids, the Moon and neighboring planets NASA has engineers working on prototype mining technology. These blue-collar ... Continue Reading →

Space Update: Star Shade Could Give Us First Detailed Pictures of Exoplanets

March 28, 2014 – NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been experimenting with the creation of a star shade which they call the starshade, all one word. It looks when unfolded ... Continue Reading →
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Energy Update: The State or Lack Thereof of Fusion

March 28, 2014 – From an MIT conference held in the last week on cold fusion to the latest refusal to grant a U.S. patent for Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat, to a company developing ... Continue Reading →