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Bacteria 'windfarms' could be used to power tiny machines

Tiny man-made machines could be powered by the movement of bacteria, a group of researchers has said.<p>The natural movement of bacteria and the chaotic …

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Highlights from the Biodesign Challenge Summit

A year of BDC culminates at the Museum of Modern Art<p>Nearly two years ago, we conceived of the Biodesign Challenge (BDC) as an open-ended experiment: What visions would art and design students create, what possibilities would they imagine if they were given the tools of biotechnology and access to …

Gas sensors 'see' through soil to analyze microbial interactions - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

HOUSTON – (July 18, 2016) – Rice University researchers have developed gas biosensors to "see" into soil and allow them to follow the behavior of the …

Feeding The World: Could Israeli AgTech Startups End World Hunger?

As the world’s population grows far beyond the 7 billion mark, food and potable water are becoming scarce in several parts of the world. 795 million …

Farming

Why scientists' failure to understand GM opposition is stifling debate and halting progress

Genetically modified crops are safe for human consumption and have the potential to feed the world and improve human health, scientists have been …

The Next Phase For Agriculture Technology

Agriculture technology is no longer a niche that no one’s heard about. Agriculture has confirmed its place as an industry of interest for the venture capital community after investment in agtech broke records for the past three years in a row, reaching $4.6 billion in 2015.<p>For a long time, it …

Farming

The Future Of Biotech In Design? Spiders, Slime, And Fungus

At the Biodesign Summit, students paired with scientists to develop projects that merged biotech and design.<p>A jacket grown from microbes. A chair made of the fungus mycelium. Perfume concocted from “designer” baker’s yeast. As one-offs, these projects may seem far flung and wildly experimental, but …

How DNA data storage works - ExtremeTech

By on July 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>DNA data storage is a big deal. …

Genetics

The Next Space Race: Farming Solar Power in the Cosmos

Aboard an imaginary space station surrounded by distant planets, an astronaut on the fringes of human life toiled to turn the sun’s rays into …

Pfizer plans $350M China biotech plant

U.S. drug-making giant Pfizer (PFE) plans to invest roughly $350 million to develop a biotechnology center in China, increasing the company's footprint in the world's second-largest pharmaceutical market, the firm announced Monday.<p>Pfizer shares closed nearly 2% higher at $34.44 in Tuesday trading …

Biotechnology

AI And The Future Of Food | Articles | Analytics

The relationship between population growth and scarcity of resources is much disputed. Thomas Malthus, in his Essay on the Principle of Population, …

How to Build a Neuron: Exploring AI in JavaScript Pt 1

Years ago, I was working on a project that needed to be adaptive. Essentially, the software needed to learn and get better at a frequently repeated …

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Organs-on-Chips Allow New Views of Human Biology

<i>Editor's Note: This article is part of a special report on the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016 produced by the World Economic Forum. The list,</i> …

Bioethics in China: No wild east

China has lessons for the world when it comes to overseeing ethically sensitive research in the life sciences, argue Douglas Sipp and Duanqing …

The Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016

Artificial intelligence could unlock higher productivity and better health and happiness for millions of people<p>June 27, 2016 — Dr Corinna Lathan and …

Gene-Editing Tool Approved For Use in Humans

Brace yourself for <i>GATTACA</i> comparisons. A powerful gene-editing tool that could pave the way for genetic engineering has been approved for use in …

Equity crowdfunding can do for biotech what Kickstarter did for hardware

Building any company is hard, but building a biotech company is particularly hard. Not only do biotech companies have significant inherent costs due to lab space, DNA, and reagents purchase, but the life cycles of the organisms in question limit product development speed. Hardware companies faced …