You’ve probably heard about the groundbreaking genetic research study Desert Research Institute and Renown Health have undertaken with leading personal genetics company, 23andMe. Funded by Renown Health Foundation and Nevada’s Knowledge Fund, this pilot study offers community members the opportunity to volunteer for research while also gaining access to their individual genetic information at no cost.
This is an article that has nothing to do with politics, party lines or conspiracy theories. This is an article that has everything to do with being co-inhabitants of Planet Earth. Why? At this moment, even though we got Rosetta to land on a comet, we really have no place else to call home. Our survival depends on clean air to breathe, safe water to drink, a climate that does not change drastically and flora, fauna and oceans that remain healthy and resilient. Going green is pursuing knowledge and practices that lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.
The Sierra Angels, Nevada’s premier, early-investor funding group, is launching a new program and fund to help incubate ideas and projects created through the University of Nevada, Reno that have potential for reaching the marketplace. The recently created Sierra Innovations and its Entrepreneur Fund will facilitate the development of successful innovation-based, scalable startup companies in the northern Nevada region.
Dyson’s dual-cyclone vacuum cleaner was not a marginal improvement on the conventional Hoover that existed at the time, it represented a shift that altered the way insiders think about the very problem of removing dust and hair from household floors. James Dyson is an evangelist for the creative process of change, not least because he believes it is fundamentally misconceived in the world today.
The University of Nevada’s Knowledge Center and its 295,000 square feet of innovation inspiration are widely regarded as the intellectual nexus of the region, housing an expansive collection of books, journals and data in both print and electronic formats, as well as an extensive collection of videos, DVDs and sound recordings that are accessible through state-of-the-art viewing and listening areas. But the library has evolved into a technological marvel that goes beyond a repository for print and electronic information.
In our present digital age, businesses use technology to foster innovation, enhance productivity, and drive the bottom line. But across the United States teachers frequently are not afforded the opportunity to support the classroom learning of future entrepreneurs with technology that … well … fosters innovation and enhances productivity.