Listen to This: 'Hope Lies in Dreams,' a New Podcast from Nature Biotechnology

Scientific American

Technology BiotechThis is a story of desperation, anger, poverty—and triumph over long odds to crack the code of a degenerative disease that had been stealing the lives of children since it was first discovered. -- Read more on

Dr. Amanda Antons Joins Arnold & Porter’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in Chicago

Arnold Porter

Arnold & Porter announced today that Dr. Amanda Antons has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice as counsel, resident in Chicago.


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New Advisory Board Members for Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology

Water Research & Technology

We are delighted to announce new members of the Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology Advisory Board. His research interests are drinking water disinfection byproducts, aquatic microplastics and sustainable treatment technologies. Defeng is a Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, China. His work focuses on technologies for improving the provision of clean water, and wastewater purification.

Earth System Interventions for Sustainability

Legal Planet

Importantly (and often misunderstood), he meant not that we are gods, but instead that technologies have given humanity powers that had previously been exclusive to the gods. Malicious use : Critical observers sometimes claim that technological ESIs could be used maliciously.

Twelve and LanzaTech partner to produce the world’s first polypropylene from CO2

Environmental News Bits

Carbon transformation company Twelve and biotechnology company LanzaTech have partnered to transform CO2 emissions into polypropylene, a key polymer used for medical devices including syringes and IV bags, as well as for large-scale applications in automotive, furniture, textiles and other everyday products. Read the company news release.

Warming Trends: Katherine Hayhoe Talks About Hope, Potty Training Cows, and Can Woolly Mammoths Really Fight Climate Change?

Inside Climate News

By Katelyn Weisbrod Critics are questioning claims by a start-up biotechnology company that a genetically engineered version of the woolly mammoth could help alleviate climate change and restore Siberia’s grassland ecosystem to its Pleistocene heyday.

DOE Announces Funding Focused On Reducing Aviation And Shipping Sector Emissions


DOE aims to advance technologies to replace petroleum fuels used in heavy-duty forms of transportation, such as airplanes and ships. DOE selected 22 projects to receive the available funds administered by its Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). By Lynn L. Bergeson and Ligia Duarte Botelho, M.A. As part of a White House roundtable to launch the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050 , on September 9, 2021, the U.S.

Dr. Marlen Vasquez – We have overcome the most challenging issues, now we need to speed up the process #WomeninScience

Frontier Sin

This week, Freya Wilson talks to Dr. Marlen Vasquez, an environmental toxicologist at the Cyprus University of Technology. From my early years in the Dominican Republic, science and technology were always around me. Author: Freya Wilson, Publishing Partnerships Specialist.

New device can detect airborne virus particles that cause COVID-19, says maker

Physics World

The system uses a technology called CANARY developed by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A device claimed to detect the virus that causes COVID-19 in ambient air within 2–3 min has been successfully tested at two universities in the US.

Tiny sensor monitors organ oxygenation deep inside the body

Physics World

The device demonstrates how, using ultrasound technology coupled with very clever integrated circuit design, you can create sophisticated implants that go very deep into tissue to take data from organs,” says Maharbiz.

Developments in US Antitrust Litigation—2020 Year in Review

Arnold Porter

and its subsidiary, AbbVie Biotechnology, Ltd. On April 7, 2020, the District of Delaware rejected DOJ's bid to block Sabre's acquisition of Farelogix, a travel technology company.[[N: Introduction.

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Special Policy News #6: The Transition


2 trillion plan includes $50 billion to create a new technology directorate for NSF. White House Office of Science and Technology Policy forms Interagency Task Force on Scientific Integrity. . There is $180 billion pegged overall in the plan for investment in research and development and “technologies of the future.”. Another $35 billion goes towards climate solutions research and developing clean energy technologies and jobs. In this issue: .

Policy News: July 27, 2021


This includes research about atmospheric composition, water and carbon cycles, computational modeling of climate systems, renewable energy technologies, materials sciences, and social, behavior and economic research on human responses to climate change.

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Biden administration requests 16% increase in domestic spending, $4 billion for climate and sustainability research


Echoing calls in Biden’s infrastructure plan and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Endless Frontiers Act (see ESA Policy News, April 5, 2021 ), Biden’s budget request establishes a new directorate for technology, innovation and partnerships within NSF. President Joe Biden released a 58-page discretionary “Skinny Budget” request April 9 totaling $1.5 trillion to fund the federal government for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022).