Over at National Review Online, Ramesh Ponnuru discusses tomorrow’s vote to repeal Obamacare’s 2.3% tax increase on medical devices. Dr. J. loves medical devices, be they pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, PFO/ASD/VSD closure devices, stents, or ventricular assist devices. Dr. J. hopes …Continue reading →
GorT has long advocated for an increase in innovation in this country. It’s something that will develop sustained job growth and improve the nation as a whole. GorT, Sr. passed along this great TED Talk which is worth the 16 …Continue reading →
Let’s say you need heart surgery, typically what we do is put you on a heart/lung machine (aka cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)) to keep the rest of you alive while we are operating. We then stop the heart by putting it …Continue reading →
It’s promising to hear a company take the approach that SpaceX is with regards to the future of manned spaceflight. Specifically, they’re addressing costs in a very upfront and transparent way without divulging too much for competitors. Hopefully, they can …Continue reading →
In recent conversations, I’ve found that there’s a misconception between invention and innovation. Your Gormogons are big on both but what is needed is some of the first and a lot of the second. First some clarifications: invention is the …Continue reading →
There are a few hot stories in the tech industry that I’d like to touch on today: First, Apple’s monster quarter. Apple did an amazing job – even during a period where consumers were more cautious in spending, they were …Continue reading →
According to a report released by UNESCO (the U.N. Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization – really? That’s a combination?) today, emerging ecnonomies such as China, India, and South Korea have increased their R&D spending as a percentage of their GDP. …Continue reading →
Quick clarification to GorTs followup regarding AT&T and Apple agreeing to block the iPhones integration of VoIP technology. VoIP does not make calls over the internet; it merely uses a switched, digitized, and packetized transmission using the internet protocol (IP), …Continue reading →
As a follow up, AT&T has admitted that it struck a deal with Apple to prevent VoIP (Voice over IP – basically sending phone calls over the internet) applications to be deployed to the iPhone in an attempt to protect …Continue reading →
Eric Reasons of The Tinker’s Mind writes in pointing us at his blog entry here. The conclusion sentence is what we need to be mindful of as the government tinkers (no offense, Eric) with innovation: “The market has room for …Continue reading →
I enjoyed reading a decent opinion piece in the WSJ today at the beach. I don’t quite agree with all of the recommendations of the author, but would wholly embrace the statement: “Technology doesn’t wait around, so it’s all going …Continue reading →
Apparently using his magic crystal ball, Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu has decided that fuel-cell vehicles will not pan out in the next 10 to 20 years and will eliminate government funding for research programs in this field. At the …Continue reading →
Interesting reading here – if for no other reason than to have the word “stretchier” used. This has some promising uses like swinging from some unknown skyward structure as one glides down the main streets of your local metropolis. Spiderman…spiderman.. …Continue reading →
Maybe another reason why the contender from the GorT region should have won. This could really revolutionize all electronics and cars with the possibility of a 2nd industrial revolution. GorTGorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely …Continue reading →
…and a movie under our belts starring our very own Val Kilmer and we might have cold fusion. Again, remember: innovation is key. Read more here. I’m sure the folks in San Diego don’t use cool pseudonyms like our Huckleberry …Continue reading →
Terrafugia, a company in Massachusetts, has demonstrated what, for all intents and purposes, could be the first viable flying car on March 5th. The first “flight” covered 3,000 feet in about 37 seconds, with several subsequent and longer duration flights. …Continue reading →
A recent study shows that the number of Computer Science majors are up for the first time in 6 years. This bodes well for the future of America as the IT sector will continue to be a major force in …Continue reading →
Amusing and interesting article from the WSJ – I’m waiting for Disney/Pixar to make the animated version. A mosquito hovers into view. Suddenly, it bursts into flame. A thin plume of smoke rises as the mosquito falls. At the bottom …Continue reading →
I’ve been lax in posting more about nuclear power as of late. The Volgi even sent me a prompt which I’ll cite below. However, the main point that people should keep in mind when evaluating alternative power options is the …Continue reading →
I’m sure we’ve all run into this person in our lives. You know him/her: the know-it-all who runs his or her mouth constantly without saying much because when you press them on a subject, you realize they are standing in …Continue reading →
Watch this video below now. First, he’s spot on. Second, he takes some nice shots at Congress, lawyers, etc. Third, he presents the case for innovation being key to our future in a much more eloquent and humorous way than …Continue reading →
Given previous postings, I think a reader will get the sense that a number of us here are in favor of allowing technological advancement which will empower growth in the country. I periodically check out the TED talks and came …Continue reading →
With the Senate passing the Giant Technicolor Stimulus Bill, people have started looking at some of the details – for example, the $10 Billion for broadband access. It sounds like a great idea. The U.S. as powerful as it is, …Continue reading →
How is P.E. Obama going to reconcile his support from the far left with the reality he is facing and the programs he is pitching. Let’s take a specific domain that’s prominent in the news: the auto industry.The auto industry …Continue reading →
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