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Scientists just found a novel, cheap way to use CRISPR gene editing to fight cancer

July 18th, 2018 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Immunotherapy Holds Big Promise for Beating Cancer CRISPR is by all accounts a fascinating technology. Its headline feature is that it can literally be used to slice, dice, and otherwise manipulate the body’s genetic code—functions that could carry staggering implications for treating everything from inherited disorders to cancer to HIV/AIDS one day. Now, new (though […]



Robots will lead to more human trafficking, slavery, report says

July 17th, 2018 at 9:49 am » Comments Off

Tens of millions of workers could lose their jobs to automation, particularly in southeast Asia, over the next 20 years. Garment workers among those most at risk of losing their jobs, finding few low-skill alternatives and facing exploitation, according to the Verisk Maplecroft report. The rise of robot manufacturing will dramatically alter the labor market […]



Flying trains could be coming your way

July 15th, 2018 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

French firm has designed an airplane with removable wings. It’s presenting plane to Boeing, Asia to cut Europe dependence. It sounds like something Q, the tech guy in James Bond movies, would create: A plane that lands on a runway, shrugs its wings off, turns into a train and rolls on to rails to drop […]



Scientists invented AI made from DNA

July 12th, 2018 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

Researchers made a neural network out of DNA that can recognize handwritten numbers. Last Wednesday, researchers at Caltech announced that they created an artificial neural network from synthetic DNA that is able to recognize numbers coded in molecules. It’s a novel implementation of a classic machine learning test that demonstrates how the very building blocks […]



Why China is spending billions to develop an army of robots to turbocharge its economy

July 12th, 2018 at 8:31 am » Comments Off

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a robot revolution in manufacturing to boost productivity. Wages in China are rising, and it’s becoming harder to compete with cheap labor. An aging population in China also necessitates automation. The working-age population, people age 15 to 64, could drop to 800 million by 2050 from 998 million […]



This flying ‘dragon’ drone can change shape in midair

July 11th, 2018 at 9:22 am » Comments Off

Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s JSK Lab have developed a “dragon drone,” made up of several small drones and capable of transforming on the fly, as reported by IEEE. Not only can the drone change into different shapes, like a square or curved line, it can also autonomously decide what shape it needs to […]



Why the Crypto market will be trillions

July 9th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

Public embarrassment is a horrible feeling. We’ve all experienced in one form or another. Predicting the future of technology is daunting enough but mix that with the future of money and markets – forget about it. The effort was to convey a whole worldview in less than ten minutes. Needless to say, it required a […]



Google is building a city of the future in Toronto. Would anyone want to live there?

July 8th, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

It could be the coolest new neighborhood on the planet—or a peek into the Orwellian metropolis that knows everything you did last night. TORONTO—Even with a chilly mid-May breeze blowing off Lake Ontario, this city’s western waterfront approaches idyllic. The lake laps up against the boardwalk, people sit in colorful Adirondack chairs and footfalls of […]



7 emerging tech jobs that are going to pay well in 2019

July 8th, 2018 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

Tech jobs are exploding – as well as the pay that goes with them. In fact, technology can really advance your carrier in ways we never thought possible. Now is the time to begin positioning yourself for a career in this field as the salaries seem to increase monthly. But what are the best emerging […]



The web had failed to serve humanity: Tim Berners-Lee was crushed when Russia used Facebook to meddle in U.S. elections

July 6th, 2018 at 8:54 am » Comments Off

World wide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee said he was “devastated” by recent abuses of the web, in an interview with Vanity Fair. He is working on a new platform, named Solid, to re-decentralise the internet and take power away from monopolies like Google and Facebook. He still has hope that the internet can become […]



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