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Apr 10, 2021

‘Exciting’ breakthrough at Large Hadron Collider may be key to unlocking mysteries of universe

Posted by in categories: innovation, particle physics

Physicists have seen signs that a mystery force is interacting with other particles in a manner never witnessed before. It may explain some of the deepest physics puzzles.

Apr 3, 2021

Why China’s space program could overtake NASA

Posted by in categories: innovation, space travel

China has a good chance of becoming the dominant space power in the 21st century, and it’s not just looking to copy NASA on the way to the top. Instead, it’s paying close attention to innovative US companies like SpaceX, writes Eric Berger.

Mar 29, 2021

Should We Genetically Engineer Carbon-Hungry Trees?

Posted by in categories: genetics, innovation

“If you don’t do both, you’re not going to get very far,” he says. He wants to bring “carbon drawdown” technologies into the conversation with genetically modified trees.

Last year, DeLisi organized a workshop with a team of heavy hitters — Sir Richard Roberts (biochemist, Nobel laureate, and staunch advocate for GMOs), Val Giddings (a geneticist at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation), and researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory — to create solutions, like genetically modifying carbon-hungry trees.

And they are close.

Mar 27, 2021

COVID-19 silver linings: Technology has helped universities be more innovative and inventive

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Necessity truly can be the mother of invention. A new university president explains how the pandemic forced massive changes at his institution — and why smart use of technology was invaluable.

Mar 24, 2021

Strange pattern found inside world’s largest atom smasher has physicists excited

Posted by in categories: innovation, particle physics

Physicists could be on the verge of a major breakthrough as new results hint at a challenge to the standard model of particle physics.

Mar 22, 2021

Breakthrough in electronic display fabrics could help pave the way for smart clothing

Posted by in categories: electronics, innovation

The fabric is about as bright as the average flat-screen TV. The researchers noted their prototype was also significantly more durable than conventional thin-film flexible displays, making it more suitable for practical use. The performance for most of the display remained stable after 1000 cycles of bending, stretching and pressing, and 100 cycles of washing and drying.

Mar 19, 2021

Scientists create model embryos, raising ethical questions

Posted by in category: innovation

Australian researchers have created “model” human embryos from the skin cells of an adult’s arm, in a world-first scientific breakthrough that raises significant ethical questions.

The model embryos, created in a laboratory by researchers at Melbourne’s Monash University, do not use egg or sperm, but ordinary cells that are reprogrammed to replicate the first few days of human life.

When placed in a dish, the model embryos attach – much as embryos would in the uterus – and begin developing.

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Mar 16, 2021

‘One of the best inventions ever’: Israeli startup solves 170-year-old problem

Posted by in category: innovation

BeeWize has invented a new kind of beehive that can help prevent colony collapse — which is threatening pollination across the world.

Mar 14, 2021

Geothermal Energy Is on the Verge of a Big Breakthrough

Posted by in categories: energy, innovation

Geothermal energy may be the key to bringing reliable, clean energy to the world.

Mar 13, 2021

Doubling of antimatter created in the laboratory

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Scientists have achieved a breakthrough in the production of antimatter in the laboratory, with a near 100% increase.

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