CRISPR And the Looming Bio-Disruption

For the first time in history, mankind is poised to re-write the genes passed on to succeeding generations. What are...

published on: Oct 15, 2017

Unleashing Opportunities Hidden in th...

Our bodies contain ten times more bacteria than cells and there are an estimated 3.3 million total genes in the...

published on: Oct 15, 2017

Graphene Goes to Market

A mere twelve years ago, scientists figured out how to isolate the “miracle material” graphene. In the intervening...

published on: Apr 11, 2016

Clearing the Bio-Informatics Landmine...

In the 19th and 20th centuries, medicine focused on killing germs. Today, most healthcare involves tuning our systems....

published on: Aug 10, 2014

Building the Silicon Brain

published on: Jun 11, 2014

The human brain processes information far more efficiently than any engineered computing device ever conceived. Today, cutting-edge research at many...

Bio-Reengineering the Economy

published on: Jun 11, 2014

One of the most immediate, yet most underappreciated, transformational technologies highlighted in Ride the Wave is bio-reengineering....

Rewriting Your Genome

published on: May 17, 2014

Imagine being able to cure genetic diseases like hemophilia in living patients by editing their genetic code. Furthermore, imagine that this same...

Graphene Begins to Unleash the Real Promise o...

published on: Apr 18, 2014

As previously discussed in the pages of Trends, the full potential of atomic-level fabrication as envisioned by nanotech pioneer Eric Drexler remains...

The Radical Future of Nanotechnology

published on: Nov 7, 2013

Just as mainframe computers played a critical role in the Mass Production Revolution, so-called "incremental nanotechnology" is playing a critical...

Synthetic Biology Moves into the Real World

published on: Jul 16, 2013

Synthetic biology is at the very cutting edge of the Digital Revolution and may even form the foundation for the next Techno-Economic Revolution. As...

Repairing and Augmenting the Brain

published on: Jun 7, 2013

Science is just beginning to understand how the brain works. However, breakthroughs at even this early stage are pointing the way to powerful...

Capturing the Magic of Photosynthesis

published on: May 8, 2013

With the exception of a few organisms called thermophiles, photosynthesis is directly or indirectly responsible for the existence of every life form...

The Maker Movement and Its Implication

published on: Mar 7, 2013

Previously, Trends has examined the rise of digital fabrication technologies, ranging from 3D printers to laser cutters and sculptors, to bioprinters...

Bio-Nanoprinting: Digitizing the Language of ...

published on: Jan 4, 2013

Even before either nanoprinting or bioprinting becomes mainstream, some of the world's top minds are already well on the way to merging the two...

Wearable and Implantable Health Devices

published on: Jan 4, 2013

A whole new generation of wearable and implantable healthcare devices is coming our way.  What are these devices?  What are their implications? ...

Amazing New Self-Cleaning Materials

published on: Jan 4, 2013

Throughout human history, mankind has had to spend time, money, and energy cleaning things.  In addition to the resources absorbed, we've had to pay...

The Bionic Revolution

published on: Nov 2, 2012

Regardless of whether it results from birth defects, traumatic injury, or simply the normal wear-and-tear of everyday life, the inability of various...

Nano-Printing and Bio-Printing, the Next Fron...

published on: Oct 5, 2012

3-D printing has been making waves in the worlds of manufacturing, art, and design for several years now.  However, it’s only been within the past...

Overcoming the Next Set of Information Techno...

published on: Sep 1, 2012

Every new generation of microchips is smaller, denser, and more powerful than the one that preceded it. That means the new chips offer more...

The Era of “Miracle Plastics” Dawns

published on: Aug 2, 2012

So-called experts from Thomas Malthus to Paul Ehrlich have argued that meeting the needs of an ever-growing population of increasingly affluent...

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