How combining biology with computing might fuel innovation

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Today’s headlines:

🧬  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)

📻  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)

🚀  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)

🔋  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)

💰 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. (

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