Category Archives: Cleanroom News

How Elon Musk’s Breakthrough AI Technology May Reshape Humankind

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“Fitbit In Your Skull” Our recent focus on robotics and artificial intelligence in the food service industry has left us hungry to investigate parallel developments in other spheres. The bio-medical field, for instance, is one area that narrows the distance – both theoretical and physical – between conceptual artificial intelligence and its physical implementation. According [Read More…]

Dark Skies No More?

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How Starlink Could Destroy the Magic of the Universe From the beginnings of human history, presumably as soon as our species stood upright and gazed aloft, we have been enchanted by the inky mystery of the night sky. From the time of the Neo-Babylonian Empire to Ancient Rome and Greece, pinpoints of light have been [Read More…]

Toxic Alcohols 101: Ethanol, Methanol, Isopropanol

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Understanding Critical Differences in Use It is hard to dispute that we are indeed finding ourselves living in ‘interesting times.’ With the financial markets fluctuating wildly, states revising their plans to re-open seemingly on an hourly basis as daily COVID-19 statistics look increasingly more grim, the unemployment rate skyrocketing, and racial tensions almost at boiling [Read More…]

Parcel Packaging as a Vector of Pathogen Transmission

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Domestic Disinfectants in the Age of COVID-19 As we know, frequent cleaning and sanitation are two of the main keys to staying safe in this new reality of COVID-19. But conscientiously washing our hands and being mindful of social distancing are only part of the solution. As much as we strive to minimize contact with [Read More…]

Coronavirus and Copper

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Can an Ancient Ally Flatten the Curve?   With the world in lockdown, some fortunate folks are finding luxuriously creative ways to enjoy this period of enforced self-isolation. Take David Geffen, for instance. The multi-billionaire who founded Geffen Records and DreamWorks Pictures, is currently quarantining aboard his 450ft yacht somewhere in the Caribbean, presumably with [Read More…]

COVID-19, Stress, and the Fall of Zantac

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Fire in the Belly With the global situation as it is right now, flicking on the TV, tuning into the radio, or scrolling through a social media feed is enough to send most of us into a tailspin. Between being quarantined and socially distant, home schooling kids in addition to full-time work, fears about job [Read More…]

Extreme Social Distancing?

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Escaping COVID-19 in Low-Earth Orbit!   Berkshire community: how are you all holding up? With shelter-in-place becoming the ‘new normal’ to slow the spread of COVID-19 we are grateful to have the opportunity to reach out with industry news and to keep our noggins buzzing with new and – hopefully – interesting stories. With some [Read More…]

Virgin Galactic Unity: How Far Does $250K Take You?

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Flying High with Justin Bieber and Leo DiCaprio Coronavirus. Covid-19. Disrupted travel. Broken supply chains. Global pandemic. Can the news get any worse? Pessimists among us will nod their heads wearily, while those of a more optimistic disposition may lean towards finding a chink of light in a growing storm. And others – those with [Read More…]

What is a Level 4 Biosafety Laboratory?

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A Global Response to Coronavirus. In a headline image a floodlit cruise ship sits somberly in dock. In the foreground, buses ferrying passengers across the tarmac vanish into the dark Yokohama night. Flashing lights cast a red glow onto the metal fences separating the liner from the port, illuminating the quiet drama playing out under [Read More…]

Are We Weaponizing Space?

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star? Eyes in the Sky German analytical psychologist and father of Jungian theory Carl Jung was the first to coin the term ‘synchronicity,’ a concept that understood coincident yet unrelated events that happen at one time as being meaningfully related. In his 1977 text Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal: Key Readings, [Read More…]

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