If we had a show of hand right now, how many would say they completely trust their computers, handheld devices, smart TV, and other smart devices? Chances are high that … [Read full article]
Bioplastics — The Real Deal Or a Scam? It Depends On Priorities
The Danish startup POND has found a way to replace traditional resin in different materials with biodegradable resin. They are at least 95 % biobased and fully degradable in nature. They … [Read full article]
E-Cigarettes: "To smoke, but how to smoke?"
Saying “the jury is still out” on the ramifications of electronic cigarettes would be a massive understatement. E-cigarettes* are designed to mimic tobacco cigarettes in both look and feel. Most … [Read full article]
Iron 'Seeding' of Ocean May Promote Toxic Plankton
In the constant interplay between Humans and Nature, everything is a trade-off. As our scientists begin to consider an intervention approach to climate change and conducting large-scale experiments, this trade-off … [Read full article]
Bioengineered 'Bacterial Communication' Blocks Cholera Spread
Two Cornell bio-engineers, Faping Duan and John C. March, successfully transformed a strain of E. coli into a ‘commensal communicator’ that blocked the virulence of V. cholerae, the bacteria that causes cholera, in mice.
Geoegineering Ethics – Getting Serious & Humble About Climate Intervention [Video]
Earlier this Spring, 200 climate science experts and policy makers gathered in Pacific Grove, California for ‘Asilomar 2’ (named after the first conference on bio-engineering held there in 1975), a … [Read full article]