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Sep 21, 2019

Can Synthetic Biology Make Insulin Faster, Better and Cheaper?

Rising insulin prices have become a dangerous norm for diabetics. With the help of synthetic biology, the insulin crisis could become a lesson from the past — a demonstration of how cutting-edge science and equitable healthcare access can work in tandem to build a better tomorrow.
Sep 20, 2019

Technology and the Work of the Future

A new report by MIT’s Task Force on the Work of the Future shows that technologies evolve within social and economic contexts, and we have great influenc e over whether they replace workers or augment their skills.
Sep 15, 2019

Microgrids Are Powering The Future At MSU

A centralized power source can create issues if it unexpectedly goes offline. When a glitch led the Montclair State University’s microgrid to believe that an outage had occurred, it kicked in and isolated the University from the main grid and seamlessly powered the entire campus for nine hours.
Sep 14, 2019

Meet Eight Tech Titans Investing In Synthetic Biology

Bill Gates is not the only tech founder billionaire that sees a parallel between bits and biology, either. Many other tech founders – the same people that made their money programming 1s and 0s – are now investing in biotech. Meet the 8 tech titans investing in synthetic biology
Sep 12, 2019

The Technology Of Labor Today

This article examines how new technology has affected labor practices from the dimensions of online job sites, to hiring practices and the shifts in class dynamics and ethical questions regarding production today.
Sep 11, 2019

Probiotics 2.0: Your Gut Microbiome Is Getting A Tech Upgrade

With growing knowledge of the microbiome, more companies are seeking to use microbes to benefit human health. What if we could design microbes to target specific tissues and cells rather than your whole body, avoiding preventable side effects, bringing probiotics to a whole new level?
Sep 10, 2019

Nevada Takes A Different Approach To Data Privacy

GDPR, CCPA and now the new Nevada Consumer Data Privacy Law. How will organizations operate in a fragmented and complex consumer data compliance landscape without a robust strategy, software tools and process controls, especially if current methods not only don't solve this but actually add risk?
Sep 5, 2019

Two Refits That Could Make Or Break The U.S. Navy

The Navy has a lot riding on unusually extensive post-construction modifications being carried out on the USS South Dakota submarine and the first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford super-carrier, ships bristling with new technologies that aren't working as designed. Which will succeed and why?
Sep 3, 2019

Why Tomorrow's Aircraft Will Be Hybrids

Aviation needs to take a page out of the automotive industry playbook for faster progress on reducing emissions. By creating a dual-propulsion system—part internal combustion, part electric—the industry has a shot of lowering emissions, despite rising air travel demand.
Aug 28, 2019

New This Ski Season: A Jacket Brewed Like Spider’s Silk

Japanese biomaterial company Spiber announced the world’s first outerwear jacket made from proteins designed to be similar to natural spider silk. It marks a shift for the apparel industry and biomanufacturing, when sustainability and performance are the method of choice.