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Author: Andrew Dorfman

Robots in the Office

The robot revolution in the office will not be about robots existing separately from the worker, like it is in the case of manufacturing; instead, robots will mostly exist side-by-side with office workers to help them become more productive employees.

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Semiconductor Chip Shortage

The pandemic-era chip shortage was a function of existing insufficient semiconductor factory capacity that was exacerbated by a steep increase in demand following the early days of the pandemic. The pandemic-era shortage crystallized the critical role chips played in economic vitality in the minds of politicians and business leaders, as well as the importance they have to national security.

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What’s in Store for DNA?

Recent advances in DNA research have provided scientists new insights into human behavior, disease, aging and evolution. From DNA fingerprinting and DNA microarray technology (a tool used to determine whether an individual’s DNA contains gene mutations) to gene therapy and cloning, these advancements are opening doors to enormous opportunities to improve the lives of humans, as well as presenting profound ethical issues that society will need to address.

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Solving the Space Trash Problem

Every piece of space debris is a potential missile that can knock out satellites critically important to our lives, serving functions such as tracking weather, facilitating communications and defending our nation. According to NASA, there are over 27,000 pieces of space junk tracked by the Space Surveillance Network (with many more that cannot be tracked) traveling at about 15,700 mph in low Earth orbit.

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