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Scientist Deciphers Instructions to Claim Bitcoin In a DNA Sample

This week, Sander Wuyts, a Ph.D. student from the University of Antwerp (UAntwerp) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) completed an extraordinary competition that involved bitcoin and DNA-related research. Wuyts was the first to decipher hidden messages in a tube of DNA in a scientific challenge where he won a single bitcoin for his accomplishment. Also […]

US Scientists Develop AI Capable of Recognizing Chicken Speech

A lot of people are paying attention to artificial intelligence these days, and for good reason. Although there are genuine concerns over this technology taking jobs away, it will also open up a lot of new opportunities. One particular farm in the US now uses AI to identify chicken speech and help farmers better understand the needs […]

DARPA Invests $100M in Genetic Extinction Technologies

When technology and science come together, interesting and scary things are bound to happen sooner or later. A US military agency is looking at ways to invest in genetic extinction technologies. Rather than using said technology against humans, however, the goal is to wipe out species of animals notorious for carrying diseases. It is an interesting train of […]

This DIY Kit Lets Anyone Modify DNA

The concept of modifying DNA – human or otherwise – has always been met with a lot of resistance. No one should be allowed to play God in the minds of many people. It now turns out there is a DIY kit known as CRISPR-Cas9 which can be bought online. While it may not sound appealing, […]

Chinese Scientists “Roll Back” Human Embryo DNA to Remove Genetic Diseases

In life, there are certain topics most people would rather avoid discussing. When it comes to performing surgery on human embryos, a lot of people would rather not give it a second thought. However, Chinese researchers may have found a way to remove diseases before a person is even properly born. It is a major breakthrough […]

Scientists Create Bacteria-Laden Fabric Capable of Evaporating Sweat

Scientific developments come in many strange and unusual forms. One particular team of researchers has successfully used bacteria to ventilate sweaty clothing. It is an interesting development many people will appreciate. Then again, does anyone want to run around with a shirt full of bacteria to begin with? The answer to that question remains unknown for […]

Australia Deploys Drones to Monitor Shark Activity

Drone technology can be used in many different ways. In fact, a lot of scientific research teams are working with this technology to conduct various environmental experiments. One of those experiments utilizes drones to monitor and detect shark activity across Australia’s shores. It has the potential to save lives in the long run. Australia’s coasts are notorious for […]

Scientists Develop Nanochip That Turns Skin Into Brain Cells

The wonders of modern science know no bounds. Scientists in the U.S. have managed to grow brain cells from skin cells. They are now using tissue nanotransfection — also known as TNT — to grow brain cells on human skin. As a result, the skin can perform different functions, including boosting one’s cognitive abilities. Tissue Nanotransfection is […]