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Space News Roundup – May 15, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council May 15, 2017   Humans Are Going to Mars. NASA Has Unveiled Their Mission. Though the undertaking will no doubt include many challenges, NASA is finally ready to make humanity's dream of sending people to Mars a...

Biotech Has a Solution for the Clean Water Crisis

by Patrick Cox May 9, 2017 About a billion people lack the water needed to meet basic health and agricultural needs. Water-borne diseases cause nearly half of hospitalizations globally and kill millions each year. And aquifers around the world are being depleted. The...

Space News Roundup – April 27, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council April 27, 2017   Let's Shoot for the Moon - Yes, Again...This Time for Economic Development The ink was not yet dry on the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 when U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced...

Fond Earth Day Memories

by Rod D. Martin April 22, 2017 Just in case you wonder why some of us bristle at the very idea of "settled science" (which is by definition an oxymoron), and even more so by the claims to it of certain leftists, behold: a list of the "settled" truths of the first...

Space News Roundup – April 13, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council April 13, 2017   SpaceX Gaining Substantial Cost Savings From Reused Falcon 9 SpaceX saw significant cost savings by reusing a Falcon 9 first stage in a launch last week, a key factor for the economic viability...

The Promise of Gene Editing

by Matt Ridley April 7, 2017 Scientists at the Roslin Institute, near Edinburgh, said last month that they had edited the genomes of pigs, rendering them immune to a dangerous virus. The announcement is extraordinary precisely because it sounds almost routine these...

Trump’s FDA Pick Should Let Patients Be Free to Choose

by Bartley J. Madden and Susan E. Dudley March 27, 2017 President Trump made an excellent choice in nominating Dr. Scott Gottlieb to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Gottlieb, a medical doctor and former FDA deputy commissioner, knows from...

Reality Gets Too Virtual at SXSW

by Patrick Watson March 25, 2017 Reality is getting complicated. Don’t like the world around you? Today’s technology lets you pick a different one. Virtual reality was everywhere at last week’s South by Southwest Conference in Austin, TX. I tried several different VR...

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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.

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