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Headlines: On Mars Opportunity Gives Scientists a Start

January 21, 2014 – In a classic reverse case of “now you see it, now you don’t,” the ten-year old Mars rover, Opportunity, provided NASA scientists with a surprise. ... Continue Reading →
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Agriculture Update: The Economic Impact on Farmland by Climate Change

January 21, 2014 – A new study done by Oxford University’s Smith School indicates that global farmland may take a financial hit amounting to as much as $8 trillion U.S. ... Continue Reading →
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Guest Blogger Writes About How Bluetooth is Reshaping Our Future

January 21, 2014 – Guest blogger Jessica Oaks has written this post about the evolution of Bluetooth technology. This is her first contribution to 21st Century Tech blog and I ... Continue Reading →
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Biomedicine Update: Printing Retinal Cells Could Cure Macular Degeneration

January 20, 2014 – For those suffering from macular degeneration, inkjet printers may prove to be a curative. University of Cambridge researchers have been able to print rat cells ... Continue Reading →
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Communications Update: Google’s Nest Acquisition Speaks to the Future of the Internet

January 20, 2014 – Think you have a handle on the Internet now that you have mastered Google or Bing Search, have become chronically addicted to email, can’t stop checking ... Continue Reading →
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Biotechnology Update: The $1,000 DNA Sequencer Has Arrived

January 19, 2014 – The cost of sequencing DNA is finally at the $1,000 threshold. The system built by Illumina, a San Diego based company, is called the HiSeq X Ten Sequencing ... Continue Reading →
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Headlines: Commenting on the Most Recent Australian Heat Wave

January 17, 2014 – A number of readers have asked me to explain the difference between weather and climate in light of the recent heat wave in Australia that has achieved global ... Continue Reading →
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Space Update: In One Year From Now New Horizons Will Show Us Pluto

January 17, 2014 – No longer classified as a planet, the dwarf planet Pluto and its accompanying 5 moons represents the last of the original nine bodies orbiting our Sun that ... Continue Reading →
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Space Update: The Goldilocks Zone is Once More Redefined

January 17, 2014 – It turns out that “not too cold” has been redefined by researchers at the University of Aberdeen when it comes to determining habitable planets. ... Continue Reading →
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Headlines: New Oil Sands Recovery Technology Called a “Game Changer”

January 16, 2014 – Debate over the oil sands rages on here north of the 49th parallel with Neil Young, the rock artist, describing the Fort McMurray, Alberta, area in almost satanic ... Continue Reading →