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Combining The DNA Of 3 People Raises Ethical Questions

In a darkened lab in the north of England, a research associate is intensely focused on the microscope in front of her. She carefully maneuvers a long glass tube that she uses to manipulate early human embryos.<p>"It's like microsurgery," says Laura Irving of Newcastle University.<p>Irving is part of a …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

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The windowless plane set for take-off in a decade

It is a glimpse into the future that will inspire wonder in some people but perhaps strike terror into the heart of the nervous flyer: a windowless plane that nonetheless allows passengers to see what’s going on outside, as well as checking their email and surfing the net.<p>In a vision of what the …

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

Your expertise got you where you are. But will it keep you from seeing where to go next?<p>It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that …

Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

There are plenty of real trees in Ramat HaNadiv. Oaks, pine and willow line the trails that circle through this nature park near Mount Carmel in northern Israel.<p>And planted in the gravel at the edge of one clearing is a new species, the solar powered tree.<p>Biologically speaking, of course, all trees …

Humans Aren't Creating Superintelligent Machines For Scientific Reasons — We Are Making Them For Love

Modern science fiction fans are not the only ones enthralled by the prospect of intelligent machines; the idea of intelligent robots has been a part of human culture since ancient times, going back to Greek mythology, and actual automatons have existed ever since the ancient Egyptians created …

Artificial Intelligence

Will Your Next Best Friend Be A Robot?

Robots can already vacuum your house and drive your car. Soon, they will be your companions.<p>The Japanese crowd sits hushed and somber as the character on stage turns away from his co-star, an actress seated on the floor in front of a small table. He lowers his head, then turns to face the audience …

Robotics

The Big Future: Can we build a better brain?

How will the future change the human brain? This week's <i>Big Future</i> takes a look at a new wave of neurological techniques that directly alter the brain's electrical patterns, correcting seizures and movement disorders. Some doctors are even experimenting with using it to treat depression. Could the …