3D printer

What’s the State of 3D and Now 4D Printing in 2015?

February 5, 2015 – Today’s guest blogger is Paul Reyes-Fournier. Paul has served as chief financial officer for a number of organizations including social services, churches ... Continue Reading →
DNA

Biomedical Advances Continue to Make Headlines

February 4, 2015 – In looking at recent journal articles that have significant biomedical implications I have selected four to talk about today. The first is the announcement ... Continue Reading →
Storm eBike

Gizmos & Gadgets: Taking the eBike Market by Storm

February 3, 2015 – On Indiegogo’s crowdfunding site entrepreneurs abound all hoping that the latest gadget or application they create will get the attention of first adopters. ... Continue Reading →
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Genetic Resources Being Assessed in Light of Climate Change

February 2, 2015 – We have finally made it to our wintering spot here in Southern Florida where my wife and I plan to spend the next few weeks. Please forgive the hiatus in my ... Continue Reading →
Lithium air vs lithium ion batteries

New Advances Bringing Lithium-Air Batteries Closer to Commercial Application

January 28, 2015 – The promise of electric vehicles (EVs) is very much dependent on improvements to battery technology. Today’s lithium-ion batteries consist of a series ... Continue Reading →
boeing-cst-100-space-taxi

It’s Official – Commercial U.S. Carriers to Ferry Human Crews to ISS by 2017

January 27, 2015 – NASA has given the green light to both SpaceX and Boeing to replace Soyuz as the principal carrier of human crews to the International Space Station (ISS) by ... Continue Reading →
West Virginia

West Virginia Legislators Bury Heads in Coal in Repealing Renewable 25% Target

January 26, 2015 – While much of the rest of the world sees reductions in the use of coal and other fossil fuel energy sources as critical to a low carbon future, it appears West ... Continue Reading →
MAGDRIVE prototype

Magnetic Drive Technology Disrupts the Future of Machines

January 26, 2015 – Conventional gears require lubricants and wear out over time. What if we could devise mechanisms where the parts don’t touch so that they never wear out? Well ... Continue Reading →
EU CCS Project

Energy Companies Continue to Opt Out of CCS Projects

January 25, 2015 – Once again the energy companies of the world have found a retreat from carbon to be too painful for their pocket books. The latest is a decision by four European ... Continue Reading →
Martian helicopeter

Future Rovers on Mars May Be Accompanied by a Robot Helicopter

January 24, 2015 – Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California has a vacuum chamber where the thin Martian atmosphere can be replicated. This is the test bed for a ... Continue Reading →