Category Archives: Science

Strangest ways to use the power of crowds

Crowdsourcing is a powerful tool, using an existing resource (an otherwise stupid hive mind) to do stuff we never expected said resource to be able to do ! Let’s talk about a few ways this is possible, starting with a personal — … Continue reading

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Biotech: Tools of the trade

So, you’ve got yourself a team of dedicated Biology grads, or you’ve taught yourself all the basics of Molecular/Synthetic Biology. It’s time to make a start-up  ! But wait, aren’t you forgetting something? Knowledge workers Check. Tons and tons of ideas … Continue reading

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GMO produce VS produce made in GMO’s.

Hija, hope everyone is well. Today we’ll examine the difference between eating a GMO and eating something produced by a GMO. Most GMO’s nowadays are pesticide resistant, or produce their own pesticides. There’s a very important distinction ! No matter … Continue reading

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“Would you rent your body out as data storage?” and other post-human musings.

I recently finished a short Science-fiction story — “Cody” by Pat Cadigan — that I found in my November issue of Clarkesworld, a Sci-fi/fiction magazine. They talked about a “courier” who transported heavily encrypted information in his blood. The story … Continue reading

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Mushrooms. From “Food” to Biotechnological marvel

Ah, mushrooms, what wonders they are ! There are, of course, a lot of toxic shrooms in our world, but I believe the few eatable — delicious — mushrooms more than make up for the many killers in the culinary … Continue reading

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Today’s Biotech Trends

Biotech is defined as the manipulation of Life, so it’s understandable that many are afraid of what will happen when we TRULY plunge into the depths of possibilities this field represents. If you look at mass media, you get the impression … Continue reading

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