Trends Issue 068 - December 2008

DNA Computing

For more than a decade, scientists have been discovering ways in which the molecules of DNA could be used to solve...

DNA Computing
published on: Dec 15, 2008

Wave Power

Clean, renewable alternative energy sources like wind, solar, and geothermal get a lot of play. But, wave power and...

Wave Power
published on: Dec 15, 2008

Synthetic Blood

Blood transfusions have been a crucial part of medicine for more than 80 years. However, they remain subject to many...

Synthetic Blood
published on: Dec 15, 2008

Oil Prices and Their Implications

OPEC and Russia have enjoyed an unprecedented influx of cash since oil prices began to rise sharply in 2005. But after...

Oil Prices and Their Implications
published on: Dec 15, 2008

Addressing Global Economic Imbalances

Globalization took off with the collapse of the Berlin Wall and it’s now come a long way from where it was in 1989....

Addressing Global Economic Imbalances
published on: Dec 15, 2008

Bretton Woods II and the New Economic Order

Not since the end of World War II has there been so much uncertainty and instability in the world. Tensions and...

Bretton Woods II and the New Economic Order
published on: Dec 15, 2008

Defective Products

China has become known as the “world’s factory.” But the focus on ever-cheaper products at ever-higher volumes...

Defective Products
published on: Dec 15, 2008

The Newly Frugal American Consumer

Everywhere you look, people seem to be trying to spend less. It started when the average national gasoline price hit...

The Newly Frugal American Consumer
published on: Dec 15, 2008