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Is Cellular Age Related to Fitness?

(DGIwire) -- Fitness-minded individuals—and the personal trainers they work with—know there is a close relationship between age and physical performance. Being able to track how the body is aging is important for those who are interested in maximizing their lifespan. These days, a Nobel Prize-winning discovery is helping to provide new clues to … [Continue reading...]

Fidget Spinners in Flames: Mishaps Show Need for New Power Options

(DGIwire) – The last thing anyone wants from a fidget spinner is a third-degree burn. Unfortunately, the risk seems to be a real one. As recently reported in The Telegraph, multiple cases have arisen of Bluetooth fidget spinners—variants of the popular toys with inbuilt speakers that play music streamed from a mobile phone—were found to burst into … [Continue reading...]

Protecting Private Property in the Drone Age

(DGIwire) – As drones become increasing popular, a disturbing trend is taking off: unauthorized flights over private property. Whether it’s a prison yard, a military installation or a corporate campus, the risk of terror attacks or espionage is high. In response to this threat, lawmakers are increasingly calling for measures to keep the problem at … [Continue reading...]

5 Ways to Overcome Professional Challenges

(DGIwire) – If football’s “big game” between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on February 5, 2017 taught viewers anything, it’s that things are not really over until they’re over. Not only did the Patriots win a game that, by halftime, many were sure was already lost, but they set a record by coming back from a more than 20-point … [Continue reading...]

Reading Fun for Parents and Kids: A New Take on Peter Pan

(DGIwire) -- Summer is a great time for kids to take a break from school, get outside and let their imaginations run wild, but it is also important that they continue to read in preparation for the coming school year. Good books for summer reading challenge young readers with new words and ideas, but also engage the imagination and take kids on … [Continue reading...]

Is Rabies Preventable? 

(DGIwire) – Tens of thousands of people around the world die from rabies every year, according to the World Health Organization, and more than half are children. Yet these deaths are largely preventable via vaccinations. When Dr. John Clark and his wife Rachel—the owners of Community Veterinary Clinic in Vero Beach, Florida—learned about these … [Continue reading...]

Keeping Secrets Safe From Prying Eyes in the Sky

(DGIwire) – Imagine being in charge of security at a professional sports stadium, entertainment destination, movie studio or high-tech corporate campus—and watching a drone approach and hover overhead. The sense of intrusion would be palpable. Unfortunately, this is no sci-fi scenario; it’s happening already, with a rash of incidents  spurring … [Continue reading...]

PTSD Through the Centuries: An Evolving Diagnosis

(DGIwire) – Exposure to traumatic experiences has always been a part of the human condition. Accounts of what doctors now call post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) date back centuries. Research about veterans returning from combat has been critical to the establishment of the diagnosis—so the history of what is now known as PTSD often references … [Continue reading...]

Flight Fright: Lithium-Ion Fires on Planes Reveal Need for Innovation

(DGIwire) – On May 30, 2017, a lithium battery in a passenger’s backpack caught fire aboard a cross-country flight, reported the Federal Aviation Administration. According to CNN, nobody was injured on the flight, which was traveling from New York City to San Francisco but was diverted to Grand Rapids, Michigan. The lithium battery began to smolder … [Continue reading...]

Taking Control of Terror from the Sky

(DGIwire) – In December 2016, a Hamas member was gunned down in Tunisia. According to Defense News, Hamas described the man as a “drone program supervisor,” revealing the reality that Hamas—and possibly other terror organizations—have taken up drone warfare. In light of this, the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act takes steps to … [Continue reading...]

Making All Yellow Cabs ‘Green’: Can the Grid Support It?

(DGIwire) -- On July 5, 2017, The Guardian and other sources reported major news from Volvo: the automaker announced that it would only make hybrid or pure electric vehicles from 2019. This followed an April 20 announcement—on New York City’s official website—that Mayor Bill de Blasio would like 20 percent of motor vehicles sold in the city to be … [Continue reading...]

Geert Cauwenbergh: A Life Science Leader’s Journey

(DGIwire) – All human lives are filled with twists and turns. The lives of leaders in the life science sector are no exception to this rule. A fascinating example is the life of Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, who is currently President and CEO of RXi Pharmaceuticals. A recent profile in Life Science Leader recounted the highlights of his distinguished … [Continue reading...]

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