Looking for insight into technology trends for 2021?
Here are the top 10 emerging trends that will drive change in the tech market this year and beyond.
The start of 2021 was marked by widespread manufacturing shutdowns — not caused by coronavirus outbreaks in factories — but a crippling shortage of computer chips that find their way into everyday consumer products, ranging from phones to computers, to new cars and trucks. Bloomberg estimates that the auto industry may lose over $61 billion in sales during 2021 due to these acute chip shortages. …
The start of this new decade will forever be identified with the coronavirus pandemic, and it has shoved the normally low profile pharmaceutical industry out of the background into the spotlight.
The past year was marked by rapid vaccine development. 2021 will be different, as much of the Pharma industry focuses its energies on mass vaccine production.
Within this pandemic environment, we take a deeper look at the key trends to watch across all of the pharmaceutical industry in 2021.
When we first wrote about coronavirus vaccine development a year ago, we shared the skepticism of many health experts who…
On January 25, President Biden issued “The Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers.”
The basic premise of the executive order is that Federal and Federally-funded contracts should purchase American-made products.
But wait, you might ask, isn’t this already the law?
The answer is a qualified yes, as there are already three laws on the books that mandate federal procurement agents purchase American-made products:
President Biden shared an encouraging note this week when he spoke to reporters about increasing the incoming administration’s daily Covid-19 vaccination goal from 1 million shots to 1.5 million shots per day.
This newfound optimism is tempered, however, by the continued rocky rollout of the vaccination program across the nation.
In the face of unprecedented demand (and limited vaccine supplies), state and local public health officials are scrambling to get vaccine shots into people’s arms as soon as possible.
The process has been frustrating all around. Many Americans who rejoiced in getting one of the highly sought after vaccination appointments…
The coronavirus pandemic upended our lives throughout 2020, with many of us spending significantly more time at home. As a result, during this year of isolation, many of us turn to our “fur babies” for emotional companionship and stress reduction.
Indeed, the unexpected cameo appearances of cats and dogs walking into live video shots over the past year livened up many otherwise mundane Zoom conference calls or television news programs broadcast live from a reporter’s bedroom.
Perhaps unsurprisingly — given the recent shortages of toilet paper, baking flour, and other household items — there were even spot shortages of cats…
The New Year, 2021, is finally here, and not a moment too soon.
The changing of the calendar marks a new start, a fresh beginning.
How can American manufacturing companies make the best of it?
The challenges facing the industry are great. US trade deficits reached an all-time high in 2020, as the Coronavirus put the economy on the back foot. And, as the American economy contracted during 2020, it’s continued to fall further behind China, which Bloomberg now estimates will take over the mantle as the world’s largest economy as soon as the year 2028.
Congratulations to you if you’re reading this article, as it means you made it through to the beginning of the last month of 2020, one of the most difficult years in living memory.
Throughout 2020, K-12 school programs found themselves thrust into the crosshairs of high-profile controversies as public health scientists and, government officials, and educational administrators grappled with the challenge of how to cope with unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
Parents, teachers, and students alike have had to cope with sudden school closures, improvised classroom instruction conducted online via Zoom, a delayed return to in-class instruction under strict…
Today we have the pleasure of introducing Dr. James Kaufman, who is the Founder/President Emeritus of the Laboratory Safety Institute — a leading voice in the lab community that has promoted safer lab practices for more than 40 years.
Dr. Kaufman, who goes by Jim, was kind enough to join us in an extended Zoom call to discuss how he got started his lab safety career and what tips he can share with architects, facility planners, lab managers, academic partners, as well as others who are interested in improving lab safety.
Two accidents marked the start of Jim Kaufman’s first…
Are you an experienced road warrior, or is this your first time working from home? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with 12 practical tips to create an efficient home office environment that will keep your productivity on track.
Let’s be honest: you probably know your work habits better than anyone else.
Take a moment of self-reflection to assess your three best — and three worst — work habits.
Keep these in mind and look for ways to build on your strengths and compensate for your weaknesses when working remotely.
For example, if you’re tempted to blur the lines between…
The Covid-19 pandemic has drawn renewed attention to the advantages of compact laboratories. Here are a few reasons why demand for these smaller labs has increased: