Top Tech and Science Stories from 2016

This post contains links to collections of the top science and technology stories for 2016.  It is far from complete.  I will write a follow-up post in January.


The 100 Greatest Innovations Of 2016
Secret Santas, take note
By Popular Science Staff December 8, 2016
Each year, Popular Science picks the 100 greatest new innovations in science and technology to feature in our Best Of What’s New issue. These are the breakthroughs that will shape the future—and some may even make great Christmas presents.

From MIT Tech Review:

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016
Which of today’s emerging technologies have a chance at solving a big problem and opening up new opportunities? Here are our picks. The 10 on this list all had an impressive milestone in the past year or are on the verge of one. These are technologies you need to know about right now.

From Science News:

Top 10 science stories of 2016: Gravitational waves, Zika, Proxima b and more

From NY Times:

Science News That Stuck With Us in 2016
By  The New York Times
As the year ends, the Science desk of The New York Times asked its reporters to look back at the news they reported on that was the most memorable. These are their selections, with a focus on archaeology, biology, physics and space.

From Nature:

2016 in news: The science events that shaped the year
Climate accords, controversial assisted reproduction and the CRISPR patent battle are among the year’s top stories.

From IEEE Spectrum:

Special Report: 2016 Top Tech to Watch
Spectrum’s annual special report on this year’s most intriguing technologies

From PC World:

The top 10 tech stories of 2016: Post-PC, post-reality
It’s been a wild and weird year for tech: Here’s a look at the stories that rocked the world of IT and beyond

Finding Science and Technology News

I wrote a post today for the New Technologies for Federal Libraries blog. The blog is an ongoing project of the FEDLINK Information Technology Working Group.

One of my big interests is the latest news on science and technology.  Fortunately, this interest is in perfect alignment with one of my duties as the technology librarian at the AFRL Information Directorate Technical Library.  I put together a weekly email newsletter of brief abstracts of quality news stores from highly reputable news sources.  I have to do this in emails of under 125 KB in size.  Finding reliable, factual, and trustworthy news sources for science and technology can be difficult because of all of the noise on the web.  I also have a personal preference for having news pushed to me via email.  Because of restrictions that prevent subscribing to RSS feeds via Microsoft Exchange email, I have found sources that send out email newsletters.  The sources mentioned below are  not officially endorsed by the DoD, USAF, or my employer.  These are the ones I have found useful. All are free.

Read the full post here : Finding Science and Technology News .