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What will automation leave in its wake?

Originally published in the Batesville Daily Guard March 2, 2017 There’s been a lot of talk about “bringing jobs back” to America since the 2016 presidential campaigns kicked off in 2015. Between 2000 and 2010, 5.6 million manufacturing jobs disappeared from

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So, what the heck is NASA good for anyway?

Originally printed in the Batesville Daily Guard “Why do we need a space program? We got problems on Earth we need to worry about.” Thus is the most repeated, and probably most uninformed, statement against having a government-funded space program

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Originally published in the Batesville Daily Guard When you look up at the sky at night, you see the moon, stars and the occasional red-beacon of a plane flying over head. But also up there, close to Earth but just out

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‘Killer’ robots can save lives

Originally printed in the Batesville Daily Guard When Micah Xavier Johnson opened fire on police in Dallas after what had been a peaceful protest, killing five officers, he created a night that would live in infamy for many years to

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Golden rice may be Vitamin A jackpot

Originally printed in the Batesville Daily Guard   Ever hear of Vitamin A?   Sure you have, it’s up there with Vitamins B, C, D, E and K as being essential to a healthful life. Vitamin A plays a critical role

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Cultured meat is a future feast

It might have sounded like science fiction just a few years ago, but today it seems we are just few years away from having meat and leather that don’t require an animal to be killed. These cultured meat and leather

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Happy belated birthday WWW

Originally printed in the Batesville Daily Guard As many of you have probably heard the World Wide Web turned 25 years in August and for something so young, it feels like it’s been around forever and it’s something that’s hard to

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