Author: Andrew Dorfman

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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Digital Transformation: Heard of It?

There may be no hotter topic in the business world than the idea of digital transformation. We are awash in stories of 5G, AI, machine learning, the cloud and the hybrid cloud, and how this digital revolution is transforming consumer behaviors, businesses and governments. Most of the discussion tends to be forward looking, so let’s take a look at the state of digital transformation today.

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Smart Cities: Healthier, Wealthier and Wiser

Smart cities use big data, cloud computing, edge technology and artificial intelligence to develop more sustainable practices to address the growing challenges of urban areas, while improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of services, from trash collection and easing traffic congestion to filling potholes and improving energy and water distribution.

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