Gizmos & Gadgets: Tractor Beams – Science Fiction or Reality?

October 28, 2015 – Tractor beams are such useful tools in outer space science fiction television shows and movies like the Star Trek series. A tractor beam locks onto an object ... Continue Reading →

Have you heard of DNA.LAND?

October 27, 2015 – Know your genome. Help science. That is the message you find when you first click on the link to DNA.LAND, a place where you go to learn about your genome, ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Diamandis Talks About Disruptive Adjacencies

October 26, 2015 – The best example I know of disruptive adjacencies is the evolution of mobile phone technology. Today a smartphone is more than the sum of so many technologies ... Continue Reading →

Canada Launches 15 Million Dollar Disruptive Innovation in Genomics Competition

October 25, 2015 – A new competition aimed at disruptive innovation leading to new market opportunities has been launched by Genome Canada. The competition has been developed ... Continue Reading →
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New Potassium-Ion Battery Could Replace Lithium

October 24, 2015 – Oregon State University researchers have created a potassium-ion battery which has significant advantages over lithium-ion. First, potassium is found in much ... Continue Reading →
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Island Nations Call for 1.5 Celsius Degree Cap on Atmospheric Warming

October 23, 2015 – Why are places like the Maldive Islands requesting that COP21 in Paris set a 1.5 Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) cap as a global warming target? Until now the world ... Continue Reading →
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New Study Points to Extraterrestrial Causes for Past Mass Extinctions

October 23, 2015 – In Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society a new paper argues that periodic mass extinctions in the past can be linked to comet and asteroid encounters ... Continue Reading →

Climate Change and Real Estate Values – Below the 23rd Parallel Forget It

October 22, 2015 – Solomon Hsiang, professor of economics and public policy at University of California Berkeley, as co-author of a new study on the impact of climate change is ... Continue Reading →
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Did You Know that Forest Fires in Indonesia Influence Rainfall in the United States?

October 22, 2015 – In the last two decades as the United States and other countries have sent Earth-observation satellites into near-Earth space we have learned just how interconnected ... Continue Reading →
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Technological Civilizations of the Future Will be Clueless About the Origins of the Universe

October 21, 2015 – The Solar System is 4.6 billion years old. At that time only 8% of potential Goldilocks Zone planets existed. Today in our Milky Way Galaxy alone scientists ... Continue Reading →