Why open source computing (LINUX) creates innovation? by Suf Alkhaldi

Computers might be the most creative invention in human history.  Computers talking to each other (internet) is the second greatest invention.  When computer codes developed, many mundane tasks started to be automated, helping our productivity to increase dramatically.  When computer codes developed, many pioneers like Bill Gates (Microsoft) and other companies built the infrastructure for operating systems.… Read More

The time has come to store digital information in DNA molecules by Suf Alkhaldi

I am fascinated by biology and computer science. Both fields inspire me and make me in search for more evidence that these two fields are connected.  When I was in graduate school, I studied DNA structure in detail: the nucleic acid bases, the distance between the bases, and how nucleic acids are connected with each other.  I… Read More

Star in a bottle: A new source of energy by Suf Alkhaldi

As our scientific computational power produces powerful mathematical algorithms capable of doing things which were impossible 20 years ago, the time has come for exploring alternative energy sources. Scientists are zeroing in to produce energy similar to the sun using fusion “a star in a bottle.” A sophisticated machine now being built in the south of France by… Read More

Moonshot technology: the future of 3D Bioprinting by Suf Alkhaldi

As 3D printing technology moves from the experimental stage to the production stage, enormous possibilities emerge to solve difficult problems.  3D printing makes car spare parts to toys to furniture. But using 3D printing in biology is moving ahead slowly but surely: welcome to “bioprinting.” The dream of bioprinting to build human organs such as hearts… Read More