Innovation

Can Tech Save the Honeybees?

Since the 1990s, the disappearance and the decline of the global honey bee population has been a crucial concern for beekeepers, environmentalists, scientists, and the food industry. In the United States alone, beekeepers lost 33% of their colonies in the year ending April 2017. An extinction of honey bees would be catastrophic, destabilizing important ecosystems [...]

Can Robots Save Our Planet? Yes, and Here’s How.

Once the stuff of science fiction, robots are helping humans do nearly everything better and faster. Since the Industrial Revolution, automation has reshaped the manufacturing industry in places all over the world, doing repetitive jobs that free up humans for more creative endeavors. Factories are investing in automated technology. The use of drones has reshaped [...]

Smart Tech Developments in Chicago

Recently ranked as one of the top innovative tech hubs in the world, Chicago’s prowess in the industry is on the rise. The Windy City is embedding smart tech into its infrastructure allowing residents, businesses, and governments to become more digitally-engaged through the application of big data, the internet of things, machine learning and data [...]

David Kinnear: Renewable Energy Companies Emerging Trend in 2017

Renewable energy is a rapidly-developing market and one that many companies could soon be tapping into. That is, if they haven’t already. According to a National Renewable Energy Laboratory study, commercial rooftops in the U.S. have some 3.2 billion square feet of surface area available for solar panel installation. If that space were outfitted with [...]

David Kinnear: Doctors Are Divided Over Data Sharing

In California, pathologists at a dozen hospitals throughout the state are part of an ongoing pilot project — the first of its kind in the United States — in which they are reporting cancer diagnoses in real time to the California Cancer Registry. To ensure the information being collected is accurate and compiled in a [...]

David Kinnear: Sustainability: Clean, Green…And Good For Business.

Some executives are reluctant to make sustainability part of their company’s business strategy. They mistakenly believe the costs will eclipse the benefits. In fact, just the opposite is true. A growing number of companies are realizing that in the business world, sustainability has become requisite to long-term profitability. As a result, many organizations, including those [...]

2017-06-19T15:24:42+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Blog, David Kinnear, Innovation, Research, Sustainability|0 Comments

David Kinnear: Dual-Language Programs: A Growing Trend in the U.S.

Bilingual education is on the rise in the U.S. and the number of schools offering dual-language programs continues to grow. According to a report released by the U.S. Department of Education, 39 U.S. states offered some type of dual-language education during the 2012-13 school year, with Spanish-English and Chinese-English curriculums cited as the most common. Dual-language [...]

2017-06-19T15:24:42+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Blog, David Kinnear, Education, Innovation, Research|0 Comments

David Kinnear: Economic Solutions: Investing in Cancer Research

It is not uncommon for pharmaceutical companies to see cutting-edge research as a high-risk venture. For this reason, more pharmaceutical companies are choosing to allocate fewer resources to the development of novel drug therapies to fight cancer. Innovative medical research takes time; scientists often spend years in the lab before their work yields a breakthrough. [...]