Personal Genomics is Changing the Medical Industry

The medical industry is virtually on the verge of a major shift, as a new branch of genomics, known as Personal Genomics, is becoming increasingly popular among both consumers and companies. Though remotely related to traditional population genomics, Personal Genomics is basically an analysis of individual genomes or the mapping of individual DNA. It is done by using some sophisticated bio-informatics tools for pinpointing those diseases, which are closely associated with loci and gene. One of the main reasons to the increased interest among consumers, is the disease risk prediction capability based on genetic markers. […]

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Personal Genomics is Changing the Medical Industry

The medical industry is virtually on the verge of a major shift, as a new branch of genomics, known as Personal Genomics, is becoming increasingly popular among both consumers and companies. Though remotely related to traditional population genomics, Personal Genomics is basically an analysis of individual genomes or the mapping of individual DNA. It is done by using some sophisticated bio-informatics tools for pinpointing those diseases, which are closely associated with loci and gene. One of the main reasons to the increased interest among consumers, is the disease risk prediction capability based on genetic markers. […]

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Trillions: The Future of Information Ecology

The number of Internet devices has already crossed the milestone of 1 billion units, but this achievement seems negligible when compared with its future prospects, which is no longer a distant vision. Trillions, a new video by MAYA Design, aptly shows how computing technology can redefine the future of digital world by crossing the boundary of number or by touching the magical figure: 1 trillion. This simply means the presence of computing technology will become ever more pervasive and powerful and is likely to be followed by a string of new challenges and opportunities. […]

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Biomimicry is Innovation Inspired by Nature

When car manufacturer DaimlerChrysler‘s Research department wanted to develop a new era aerodynamic, safe, comfortable and environmentally compatible car they turned to nature for inspiration. By doing this, the new The Mercedes-Benz Bionic Car has much resemblance with the box fish in terms of shape and body structure. Despite its boxy, cube-shaped body, this tropical fish is in fact outstandingly streamlined and therefore represents an aerodynamic ideal. The result was a 20 percent lower fuel consumption and up to 80 percent lower nitrogen oxide emissions. […]

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Copenhagen Design Week 2009 is all about Sustainable Design

Copenhagen Design Week explores design that matters – ideas, concepts, products and services that will come to play an important role in your professional and personal life. Taking place between August 27th – September 6th, Copenhagen Design Week explores social and environmental design and innovation. Each element of the program explores the positive power of design, inspiring businesses and individuals. […]

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things is a thought provoking and visionary book by U.S. architect William McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart that is reshaping the long-held relation between environment and industry. Going against the traditional views and opinions, McDonough and Braungart advocates the adoption of ecologically intelligent design in human industry for attaining a sustainable and wholesome growth. This book is a manifesto for the next industrial revolution, which encourage readers to look beyond the limits of natural system. Published in 2002, this book is still being considered as the best source for exploring the […]

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Geoengineering Earth is Technically Possible

Talking about the imminent climate change, one of our biggest challenges is to limit the increase of global temperature caused by the greenhouse effect. Many climate scientists calculate that the world has only a few decades to reduce emissions before there is so much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that a dangerous rise in global temperature is inevitable. At the forthcoming COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen in December, the overall goal is to establish an ambitious global climate agreement for the period from 2012 when the first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol expires. It has finally become a broadly […]

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