Regular readers will know I am a fan of space exploration, and have recently set forth a few points making a medical case for a Mars mission. Just now we hear of a new development in Aerogel technology that shows, as if it needs to be shown again, that developments in technology in general hold out the promise to benefit our lives on this planet and out in the wider realms of space beyond.
Let's keep developing, and keep cross-fertilising, so that developments in disparate fields can influence each other, and drive our tech and our medicine forward. That's what we have been doing for years, and it's what we as an inventive species are getting much better at.
Flexible aerogels - I'm a fan already!
Last year my pals and I cycled in The Galilee, Northern Israel, to raise money for Nazareth Hospital Paediatric Department. We raised over £50,000 but we could use more! Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel; the people are lovely, and the kids are awesome. Nazareth also treats kids in the West Bank of Palestine who have very limited access to healthcare. They need your help! Go to my sponsorship page to find out more and see what you can do! Maybe even join us in 2017..?