Impact Lab rated
as one of Top 5 Science Blogs in the ‘Known Universe’.

In the beginning, there was Slashdot, one of a handful of web logs, or blogs, on the Net. Six years later, more than 500,000 blogs have emerged. These message-board-like Web sites are time-stamped compilations of news stories and personal commentary about, well, anything that interests the blogger.

Two years ago the DaVinci Institute decided to make their entry into this space, and the Impact Lab was born. Recently the Impact Lab was rated by Popular Science Magazine as one of the ‘top 5 science blogs in the known universe’ among such distinguished company as Slashdot, Tech Dirt, Science Blog and My Geekdom.

“We’re very honored to be receiving this notariety from Popular Science Magazine,” says Thomas Frey, Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute. “It’s involved lots of man hours, but it helps us keep our finger on the pulse of changes ahead.”

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The Impact Lab bills itself as a ‘relentless pursuit of the critical components that will make up the world to come’. With its 91 topics, the site provides a good balance of the expected (news from CNN, New Scientist, BBC, and the unexpected (tidbits from little-known sites like

“We’re all about uncovering cutting edge, breakthrough, and emerging technologies and the forces impacting them,” says Frey. “And we throw is some odd stuff just for fun.”

The full Popular Science article can be seen here.