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Solar and Wind Could Meet 80% of US Energy Needs, Study Finds

March 27, 2018

About 80% of the U.S. electricity demand could be reliably met with solar and wind power, according to a new study by scientists at the University of California Irvine, the California Institute of Technology, and the Carnegie Institute for Science.

5 Lessons Startups Can Learn from Big Companies

March 27, 2018

The common perception is that youth and enthusiasm are the two essentials required to start up a company. While startups by millennials are widely known, there are also many startups founded by those of us who are “more experienced” (sometimes a lot more “experienced”). Personally, I fall into that category.

Living, Artificial Cells Fused for First Time For Breakthroughs in Batteries, Sensors, Medtech

March 26, 2018

The use of living human cells is coming into play more and more in myriad applications from medical devices to 3D printing to energy storage. Now researchers at Imperial College London have found a way for the first time to fuse living and non-living cells so they can work together, opening the door for new applications in batteries, drug delivery, biological sensors, and more. A paper on their work was recently published in Scientific Reports.

Materialise receives FDA clearance for medical 3D printing software

March 23, 2018

Materialise NV (Leuven, Belgium) announced today that it is the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for software used to 3D print anatomical models for diagnostic applications.

Russian Hacking Prompts Calls for Cyber Warfare Rules

March 23, 2018

Cybersecurity experts have suspected for years that security at US plants has already been compromised. Those suspicions have now been confirmed by the White House. Last week, Reuters and the New York Times reported that administration officials have acknowledged that the US energy systems have been hacked by Russia.