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A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade

One of the biggest and most important science stories of the <i>last</i> few years will probably also be one of the biggest science stories of the <i>next</i> few years. So this is as good a time as any to get acquainted with the powerful new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.<p>If you haven’t heard of CRISPR …

Unusual Design House in Hollywood

Arshia Architecture creates a paper inspired house in Hollywood. The structure is founded on obliques bases giving the sensation that the building is …

These Brutalist Sandcastles Are Temporary Masterpieces

If you're jonesing for a beach day, look no further than than sculptor Calvin Seibert's Flickr account. His collection of impressive sandcastles will …

Beautiful Architectural Bird Houses

Douglas Barnhard from Sourgrassbuilt is an artist who imagines beautiful houses for birds by paying tribute to Bauhaus school architects. He imagines …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Microsoft is About to Drop the "Ultimate Mobile Device", the Surface Phone

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that the software giant is working on “the ultimate mobile device.” That device …

National laboratory scales up quantum-dot solar windows that can power entire buildings

Imagine a future where a building’s energy comes from its windows. Many scientists have worked towards that future in the lab, but now five …

Clean Energy

AI Partnership Launched by Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft

Five tech giants announced on Wednesday that they are launching a nonprofit to “advance public understanding” of artificial intelligence and to …

German Elections 'Could be Hit By Cyberattacks'

Hackers working for foreign governments or terror groups could threaten next year’s German elections, according to a Munich-based security …

Cyber-attacks

Microsoft vows to 'solve' cancer within 10 years - ICT&health

Microsofts new AI platform Hannover,<p>published earlier<p>in an article on the ICT&health website, is only part of the new program the company is rolling …

A Spotify for Lifelong Learning

What I want from the edtech industry<p>It’s no secret that there is an engagement issue in edtech. Anecdotal evidence suggests that most online courses …

Demo Shows Drone Flying Under Wireless Power

London-based electrical engineering researcher Dr. Samer Aldhaher recently posted a video demonstrating what could be the future of drone technology. …

Xiaomi Mi Box seen at Walmart shelf for $69

We are not sure if this was a mistake or a very discrete release, but it seems a few Xiaomi Mi Box devices have managed to make it to an unknown Walmart location’s shelves. But that is only part of the exciting news. What is really getting us going is that we are finally seeing a solid price tag …

LinkedIn undergoes big redesign in bid to become your new favorite social network

LinkedIn today unveiled a complete overhaul of its flagship social network in an effort to boost engagement.<p>The changes — which include the biggest …

Messaging

We All Have a Gene That Predetermines Who We Are Attracted To, Says Science

One study on attraction found something very interesting.<p>Red hot attraction at first sight comes down to…<i>genetic coding</i>? That’s what scientists …

4-D Printing Is Everything 3-D Printing Wished It Could Be -- Here's Why

Move over, 3-D. 4-D printing soon will allow manufacturers to create shape-shifting products that offer convenience, entertainment, safety, style, and economy.<p>3-D printing recently has done astounding things--scientists have used it to recreate a mummy head, cars, prosthetics and even firearms. …

Monsanto cuts deal to use CRISPR to engineer food

Here come the CRISPR-crops. Agricultural biotech heavyweight Monsanto has licensed the use of CRISPR-Cas genome-editing technology from the Broad …

Genetics

Smart's diminutive vehicles will all have EV options in 2017

With a respectable 99-mile range.<p>Smart's teeny-tiny and highly parkable vehicles aren't exactly known for their highway speeds, but they do make sensible grocery-getters for city folk with limited space. So it makes sense that the next model year from Mercedes-Benz's pint-sized line will offer an …

UPS, FedEx and Amazon gather flight data to prove drone safety

<i>(Reuters)</i> – United Parcel Service’s launch this week of drone test flights simulating emergency medical-supply deliveries highlights a race for data to prove such deliveries can be performed safely.<p>UPS’s medical emergency at the Children’s Island summer camp off the Massachusetts coast was …

#ICYMI: Popular Stories in Tech This Week (Week Ending Sept 23)

Yahoo confirmed this week that they had fallen victim to one of the biggest cybersecurity breaches ever after at least 500 million user accounts were compromised. Google launched their WhatsApp rival Allo and Samsung announced that so far half of the potentially damaged Galaxy Note 7s have been …

MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning & Leadership

Last month my colleagues and I completed a pilot of what well may be the most interesting project of my life. It was the pilot of a new type of MOOC …

MOOCs

Create Posters with CheckThis

CheckThis is a cool tool that you can use to create a one page website or a digital poster. If you are familiar with the web tool Tackk, you will …

Education Technology

Pippa Middleton has had 3,000 photos stolen from her phone

The Sun reported on Saturday that it had been contacted by the hacker, who in an email demanded "a minimum of £50,000" ($65,000) in exchange for access to the photos.<p>They are said to include images of Middleton's sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince George. The Sun reported that the …

Snapchat changes its name to Snap, unveils camera glasses

Snapchat, the company that has pushed an ephemeral messaging app for the past few years, today unveiled a new name for itself, Snap Inc. It also unveiled a second product: glasses called Spectacles that feature a camera that captures video you can immediately share through a connected mobile …

Wall Street

Yahoo's future in doubt as BT and Sky users are hauled into biggest ever hack

Biggest data breach in history complicates Verizon’s $4.8bn takeover of Yahoo, with executives refusing to give reassurances that they would press ahead<p>The future of Yahoo, once the darling of the internet, was plunged into crisis on Thursday following the revelation that it has suffered the …

Dot-Com Bubble

iPhone 7 sales are boom and bust, and so are Apple shares

SAN FRANCISCO — The preliminary numbers are in, and Apple's latest iPhone looks like a pleasant surprise <i>and</i> a <i></i>dud. It all depends on whom you ask.<p>Analysts' estimates vary on initial sales of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, underscoring an ongoing debate on whether the model is a hit or merely a …

IPhone 7

UPS testing drones for use in its package delivery system

The BBC is testing a holographic television inspired by 'Star Wars'

The British broadcaster has created an experimental holographic television, inspired by the Princess Leia hologram in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope."<p>In a blog explaining the innovation, the BBC said it created the holographic TV using "existing technologies and simple techniques."<p>Here's how …

Computer Scientists Close In on Perfect, Hack-Proof Code

IN THE SUMMER of 2015 a team of hackers attempted to take control of an unmanned military helicopter known as Little Bird. The helicopter, which is …