A Silver Bullet For COVID-19?

(Image courtesy of the CDC.) 2020 certainly turned out to be a year where lives changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As they say, though, “necessity is the mother of invention.” The most obvious evidence of this has of course been the vaccines, which...

Engineers Who Mattered in 2020

Highlighting some of the outstanding professionals of this long year. (Stock image.) Andrew Anagnost   Andrew Anagnost, president and CEO of Autodesk. (Image courtesy of Autodesk.) From earning a bachelor’s degree from California State University Northridge (CSUN), a...

A Roundup of Oil Spill Cleanup Methods

Seaswarm robots operating in tandem. (Image courtesy of MIT). Fossil fuels continue to be the leading source of energy worldwide. Cleaner renewable energy sources such as solar and wind chip away at this lead, but as of 2018, 54 percent of the total worldwide energy...

Top Emerging Tech for Good of 2020

Artificial intelligence, computer simulation, biotechnology, renewable energies, genomic synthesis, nanotechnology and data analytics are among the recurring science fields backing up the Top Ten Emerging Technologies in 2020. (Image courtesy of the World Economic...

Air-to-Sea Sonar

An echo sounding representation of a newly discovered canyon under the Red Sea. (Image courtesy of Royal Navy/MOD.) In this age of satellites and search engines, you would be justified in thinking that every corner of the globe has now been mapped out—and this is...

Baseball in the Age of Data and Analytics

Red Sox’s Martin Perez. (Image courtesy of John Tlumacki.) Baseball has been called the “thinking man’s game,” and for good reason. Unlike the other major professional sports, baseball is a mental game with dozens of strategic decisions that must be made before...