Oil Exploration Companies Continue Deepwater Drilling While the Rest of Us Talk About Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

May 4, 2017 – Will we witness another Deepwater Horizon in our lifetimes? Highly likely considering that oil exploration in the deep ocean continues unabated. The infographic ... Continue Reading →

Erasable 3D-Printer Ink Has Many Potential Applications

May 4, 2017 – Why would you want to 3D print with an erasable ink? Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, have developed a photo resistant, chemical-reactive ... Continue Reading →

Best Before Dates Marketing Gimmick is a Major Contributor to Food Waste and Climate Change

May 3, 2017 – In our modern consumer society, we have trouble discerning fact from fiction in the face of clever marketing campaigns. One of the most unfortunate gimmicks of the ... Continue Reading →

How Artificial Intelligence Is and Will Change the Practice of Law

May 2, 2017 – Please welcome Matthew L. Willens as guest blogger for today’s posting. Matthew is a Chicago trial lawyer. He is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University’s ... Continue Reading →

Bioprinting Cartilage Becoming a Reality

May 1, 2017 – I have less than 10% of my original cartilage mass in my left knee. It looks a bit like the xray images of a knee joint you see below. So you can imagine how interested ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Zinc-based Battery May be the Breakthrough to Make Electric Vehicles Ubiquitous

April 30, 2017 – Range anxiety, recharge infrastructure. recharge time, and battery volume and weight are among the issues that continue to make electric vehicles (EVs) less attractive ... Continue Reading →

The God Cell: The Story of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Part 2

April 29, 2017 – In Part 1 of this series on the God Cell I introduced the term stem cell and its origins and went on to describe embryonic stem cells and how they are harvested ... Continue Reading →

Cassini Robot Spacecraft Has Changed Our Understanding of the Solar System “Irrevocably”

April 28, 2017 – As NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory reported the first of 22 orbits that will take the Saturn-orbiting Cassini through that planet’s ring system, ... Continue Reading →

The God Cell: The Story of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Part 1

April 27, 2017 – We haven’t known about stem cells, which some refer to as the god cell, for very long. A paper in Nature, published in February of 1963, described a type ... Continue Reading →

American Companies Take Lead in Fighting Global Warming in the Absence of Federal Government

April 26, 2017 – A week after the last presidential election in the United States, 365 companies, and major investors addressed the incoming president with a plea to address climate ... Continue Reading →