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Open Peer Review

“Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change,

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Nanotechnology

In this essay I introduce the basic concepts behind nanotechnology, which is discussed here in the sense of molecular and atom-scale manufacturing, and how this

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Genetic Engineering

“Nothing is too wonderful to be true.” — Michael Faraday Modern molecular genetics has revolutionized medicine and our knowledge of ourselves. As a scientist working on

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Homo sapiens cyber

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on unreasonable

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Cryobiology and Cryonics

Cryobiology is the science that studies the preservation of biological materials by cooling them to cryogenic temperatures. Fear of the inevitable death led many people to sign

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Exobiology

Of all the mysteries of the universe, the possibility of meeting other intelligent species must be the most provocative. It would be the most important event

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Cosmology

“I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years unless we spread into space.” — Stephen Hawking The Insignificance of the Human Race

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Cloning and Stem Cells

Cloning, including reproductive and therapeutic cloning, is an emerging technology. In this essay, I focus on the implications of this powerful yet controversial technology and

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