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Mar 1, 2017

4 Ways this revolutionary gene-editing tool could change the world

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

The woolly mammoth has been extinct for more than 4000 years. Now scientists are talking about bringing it back with the help of a powerful gene-editing technique called CRISPR-Cas9.

But CRISPR’s promise extends far beyond the possibility to resurrect extinct animals. It may also have the potential to boost crop yields and create alternatives fuel sources, protect us from insect-borne scourges like malaria and Zika, and even cure cancer.

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Mar 1, 2017

Tiny tubes in Canadian rock may be oldest known fossils

Posted by in category: futurism

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says.

The features are mineralized remains of what appear to be bacteria that lived some 3.77 billion to 4.28 billion years ago, the scientists said. That would surpass the 3.7 billion years assigned to some other rock features found in Greenland, which were proposed to be fossils last August.

Such early-life findings are not as clear-cut as, say, digging up a dinosaur bone. The key question is always whether the rock features were really produced by living things. The new study hasn’t convinced everybody.

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Mar 1, 2017

The World’s Most Innovative Research Institutions

Posted by in categories: employment, government

By David Ewalt

REUTERS TOP 25

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Mar 1, 2017

Uber’s self-driving unit quietly bought firm with tech at heart of Alphabet lawsuit

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI, transportation

SAN FRANCISCO A company now owned by Uber last year quietly bought a small firm specializing in sensor technology used in autonomous vehicles, giving the ride services company a patent in the technology and possibly a defense against a trade secrets theft lawsuit filed against it by rival Alphabet Inc.

The chief executive of little-known Tyto Lidar LLC said in a May 2016 post on LinkedIn that the company had been sold, at the same time as he and three other executives joined Otto, according to their profiles on the online business network. Official U.S. patent data shows Otto acquired Tyto technology at the same time.

Otto, a self-driving truck startup founded by former Alphabet employees, was bought by Uber in August.

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Mar 1, 2017

Tiene 17 años y con tecnología para cáncer apunta a mercado de 100,000 mdd

Posted by in category: futurism

El mexicano Julián Ríos inventó un brasier que es capaz de recolectar información a través de sensores y con inteligencia artificial arrojar un diagnóstico más preciso y no riesgoso.

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Mar 1, 2017

Scientists reveal core genes involved in immunity of honey bees

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

A core set of genes involved in the responses of honey bees to multiple diseases caused by viruses and parasites has been identified by an international team of researchers. The findings provide a better-defined starting point for future studies of honey-bee health, and may help scientists and beekeepers breed honey bees that are more resilient to stress.

“In the past decade, honey-bee populations have experienced severe and persistent losses across the Northern Hemisphere, mainly due to the effects of , such as fungi and viruses,” said Vincent Doublet, postdoctoral research fellow, University of Exeter. “The genes that we identified offer new possibilities for the generation of honey-bee stocks that are resistant to these pathogens.”

According to the researchers, recent advances in DNA sequencing have prompted numerous investigations of the genes involved in honey-bee responses to pathogens. Yet, until now, this vast quantity of data has been too cumbersome and idiosyncratic to reveal overarching patterns in honey-bee immunity.

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Mar 1, 2017

The curious case of cockroach magnetization

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, electronics

The discovery that living and dead cockroaches have strikingly different magnetic properties could help bioengineers design new magnetic sensors.

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Mar 1, 2017

Robotic Physician Assistant Has Steady ‘Hands’

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Mar 1, 2017

EmDrive: China claims success with this ‘reactionless’ engine for space travel

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, space travel

China announces that it’s already testing the EmDrive, a completely electric space engine, out in space, and has big plans for the tech.

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Mar 1, 2017

Roboy 3DPrinted Humanoid Robot

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, robotics/AI

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