Forever human dreams, space conquests are closer at hand than ever before, with more diverse satellite configurations, a range of rocket launchers to chose from and huge data demand requiring the build-out of communication infrastructure
Satellites rely more and more on off-the-shelf technology, involving multiple manufacturers and, given the complexity of supply chains and the multiple parties involved in their management, it’s often unclear who bears responsability for cyber breaches
Sharply reduced launch costs and radical advance in satellite technology open the door for a new era in global communications. Constellations of satellites still need to prove their case but the future is beckoning
Greens may be too closely indentified with scientific expertise on climate change to fully recognize the unintended consequences of principled policies, which call for compromise and understanding of the trade-offs required to stay on target
Confronted with unsatiable demand for milk, New Zealand's fragile ecosystem is front-running environmental risks exposing much larger economies worldwide, glad to supply in the short term, but at what cost ?
Ratcheting up milk supply, New Zealand is now coping with the environmental fallout. Too much of a good thing or, more probably, a warning shot the major global agriculture exporters would discount at their peril
The achievements of Fred Moll in medical robotics are close to legendary but the collaboration of Dr. Moll with Johnson & Johnson, may raise the bar, with real-time management of the data feeds informing the robotics applications - the next frontier...
Challenging dominant Intuitive Surgical, many robotics systems are coming to market but the vast ambitions of Auris Health stand out and Verb Surgical, a Google / Johnson & Johnson partnership, is waiting in the wings
Associate Professors J. Johnson and J. DeCarolis, North Carolina State University, envision the advent of grid-scale batteries, providing the utilities with flexible energy delivery, if the price per KwH of lithium batteries continues to plummet
To charge the battery, the anode loads up lithium ions. Ions travel through the electrolyte to the cathode to generate power With a higher ‘upload’, replacing the graphite anode by a silicon – graphite mix anode, the battery will generate more power
With a small number of facilities in the US, the logistics of individual treatment – and their length – are likely to limit patient access and the pricing structures raise issues with vast implications for insurers and patients alike
The foundations of cancer treatment have been surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted therapies homing in on specific molecular changes seen primarily in cancer cells