In the world of science, there is a growing focus on creating a new type of food. Rather than growing animals for slaughter, it involves growing chicken, meat, and even fish inside a laboratory. While some people would expect this food to taste bland or even horrible, it seems the reality is very different. With meat, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The idea of human head transplants still makes a lot of people uncomfortable. It is one thing to opt for plastic surgery, but getting your head replaced is something else entirely. It now turns out the world’s first human head transplant has been conducted successfully. Not on living people, mind you, but on corpses. Dr. Sergio […]
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, […]
While it is evident robots come in many different types and shapes, the edible variety is not all that popular right now. That may soon come to change, though, thanks to some new edible gelatin robots capable of healing the body. Being able to eat a robot sounds a lot creepier than it really is, though. […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Human DNA is the blueprint for each and every one of us. This complex entity never ceases to amaze. According to new scientific research, DNA could one day be used to hack software programs. That may sound strange and scary at the same time, and it is both. This represents a major leap forward for science and technology, albeit one […]
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 […]
A startup incubator based in California is launching an initial coin offering aimed to raise up to $100 million to support a new blockchain program.
The concept of a human head transplant still sounds very strange to a lot of people. It has never been successfully done before and sounds more like science fiction than real life. Sergio Canavero is the surgeon set to perform this operation later this year. However, the original patient for the surgery has been replaced by someone […]