How combining biology with computing might fuel innovation

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Today’s headlines:

ūüߨ¬†¬†BIOTECH:¬†A McKinsey researcher writes that¬†the convergence of biology and computing¬†is poised to unlock a new wave of innovation that could affect virtually every sector, from prosthetics to farming.¬†(Fast Company)

ūüL†¬†SMART METERS:¬†An Iowa utility encounters¬†resistance to its smart meter rollout¬†in a community where many residents believe radiofrequency radiation is harmful to human health.¬†(Business Insider)

ūüöĬ†¬†SPACEX LAUNCH:¬†A University of Michigan graduate was¬†integral in designing the solar panels¬†that will power the SpaceX shuttle that launched Saturday. Midland native Bryan Mazor graduated with a physics degree in 2014.¬†(Midland Daily News)

ūüĒ謆¬†FUEL CELLS:¬†Midwest nuclear generators are exploring the potential of¬†producing hydrogen on site, creating a new source of carbon-free hydrogen for use in fuel cells.¬†(Energy News Network)

ūüíį¬†FUNDING OPPORTUNITY:¬†The U.S. Department of Energy has announced¬†$30 million in funding¬†for cost-shared research and development related to small-scale solid oxide fuel cell systems and hybrid energy systems.¬†(Energy.gov)

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