The year 2000 seems like a world away from the year 2010. iPhone, Al-Qaeda, and Autotune were words that hadn't fully acquired meaning. The world has changed tremendously over the last ten years, but you don't have to look that far to find momentous occasions. This year several things happened which will make 2010 a year for the history books. Such as?
-The Large Hadron Collider went operational March 30. The $10-billion device mimics conditions immediately after the Big Bang. In theory it will allow scientists to observe subatomic particles that have been predicted to exist but have not yet been observed. If it indeed spawns an earth-bound black hole, destroying Earth, it would be the biggest event of 2010. Although we won't be around to know it.
-The NFL changed its concussion policy, expanding the list of symptoms that requires players to be sidelined to include headache, confusion and more. This could mean big changes in the world of professional football.
-The FDA publicly condemned tanning. No one is really surprised.
-Perhaps the biggest news of the year, which went barely noticed, was J. Craig Venter's genetic science team creation of a single-celled organism from DNA assembled entirely in the lab. This new development, although seemingly insignificant presently, could have vast repercussions later for the world of medical equipment and supplies, as well as medical treatments and cures.
-Last, but not least, QuickMedical released more than one hundred product videos, had our first Open House, added 22 new suppliers and more than 1200 URLS, making QuickMedical one of the most extensive medical equipment and supply distributors in the market.
2010 was a great success and on our current trajectory, 2011 is shaping up to be even greater one!