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Scientists Find a Way to Edit DNA to Cure Genetic Disorders

Photo: Gernot KrautbergerThe post Scientists Find a Way to Edit DNA to Cure Genetic Disorders appeared first on Good News Network.

This pill may be a cure for radiation poisoning

Chemist Rebecca Abergel and her colleagues have found a way to remove radioactive contaminants from the body. Now they are trying to put their …

You'll Never Guess The Most Charitable Nation In The World

And the winner for most charitable nation in the world is ... Myanmar. Coming in second: the United States.<p>If you're scratching your head, one reason may be that the ranking confounds the common perception "that generosity and wealth are connected to one another," says Adam Pickering. He's the …

Bill Gates is launching a multibillion-dollar clean energy fund

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is set to reveal a massive clean energy project on Monday, during the first day of the United Nations climate change summit in Paris. According to <i>Reuters</i>, which originally reported the news, the French government has confirmed that the ex-CEO-turned-philanthropist …

Bill Gates

Forget Wi-Fi. Meet the new Li-Fi Internet

What if we could use existing technologies to provide Internet access to the more than 4 billion people living in places where the infrastructure …

Internet of Things

Maryland's Maglev Train Gets First Round Of Federal Funding

All aboard!<p>For the past forever, high-speed rail in the United States has existed as a sugarplum dream, sweet to think about, but dissolving instantly upon contact with reality. One of the sweetest and fastest of these dreams is maglev trains, a super-high-speed rail system that already exists in …

Doctor dubbed 'the father of cyborgs' tested implants in his own brain

How far would you go to create a brain-controlled speech decoder? Doctor Philip Kennedy already helped blaze a trail in brain-computer interfaces back in the 80s. Now, a report in <i>MIT Technology Review</i> explains how the neurosurgeon decided to crank his research up a notch. Well, several notches, …

Neurophilosophy

Cheating in Online Classes Is Now Big Business

The growth in courses available on the web has led to a growth in paid services that will impersonate students and do their work for them.<p>When I was in high school, I cheated pretty regularly. And I mean all the time. I remember writing chemistry formulas on small bits of paper that I then sealed …

Higher Education

Google’s Project Ara modular phone has more competition – and it looks pretty

Google’s modular phone concept, Project Ara, has taken a little longer to develop than some had hoped — it’s apparently having issues with the attachment/detachment system and the number of possible permutations.<p>Finnish company PuzzlePhone is hoping that leaves room for competition, with its own …

Tesla's autopilot was too big a deal for a simple software update

So, Tesla Model S owners have been doing stupid things with their new ‘autopilot‘ feature, delivered as a software update over the air last week. Although it was only designed as a driving aid, people have been treating their vehicles as fully self-driving cars, with dangerous results.<p>It’s Tesla’s …

Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

A question that will plague the autonomous car industry<p>In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming …

This Machine Writes Better Clickbait Than You

How it works will shock you<p>When researchers experiment with machine learning, it’s often to create helpful tools for humans. Computers, by design, compliment our natural flaws: they don’t get tired, or stressed out, and they especially don’t exaggerate. Typically, they're all about the hard facts …

Machine Learning

I went hands-free in Tesla's Model S on Autopilot, even though I wasn't supposed to

Just before Model S drivers receive software 7.0 over the air, upstart automaker Tesla invited me out to its Palo Alto, California headquarters to …

Kits Make Tinkerers’ Home-Automation Dreams Come True

Electronic kits let home tinkerers go high-tech; ‘cookie cupboard alert’<p>Automating the home used to be a highly technical challenge. But a new generation of tech companies has taken the hard-core engineering out of it, offering electronic building blocks that allow people with even slight nerd …

Makerspaces

Tesla just transformed the Model S into a nearly driverless car

The most fun thing about driving a Tesla Model S might be not driving at all. The electric car company has unveiled a new software update that will allow its Model S cars to automatically steer, change lanes, and park on their own.<p>But don’t call the Model S an autonomous car—it’s not quite there …

Autonomous Cars

Tesla rolls out autopilot technology

Tesla is giving those who own a Model S or Model X the ability to take their hands off the wheel and let their vehicle take control when driving in …

AT&T readies technology to let multiple devices share one phone number

AT&T is nearly ready to launch a feature that will allow a customer's smartphone, tablet and other devices to share a single phone number.<p>The …

The Σtos is a self-driving sports car with a folding steering wheel and its own drone

The next CES doesn't kick off in Las Vegas until January 2016, but the hype train is already leaving the station -- with or without a driver. The first CES-bound concept to appear is the Rinspeed Σtos, a sports car that features both autonomous and piloted driving modes. And it has its own personal …

Long Haul

Japanese researchers invent a throwable 'Droideka' drone

A team of researchers from Japan's Chiba Institute of Technology recently presented a novel robot design at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. It can be thrown like the Explorer camera sphere, but after it stops rolling, this nimble quadruped unfurls mechanical …

Police used taser on Texas city councilman as he was kneeling on ground

Prairie View City Councilman Jonathan Miller was kneeling on the ground when the taser struck his back, electric shocks that made him scream in pain as his muscles tensed and then went into spasms.<p>"I just stiffened up, started shaking, almost convulsing," the 26-year-old Miller said Tuesday in an …

App-controlled habitat grows just about anything in your home

You can already get smart gardening gear and smart aquariums, but wouldn't it be nice if you could get one box that handles just about anything you'd care to grow in or around your home? Jared Wolfe thinks so. His crowdfunded, internet-connected Biopod can nurture many kinds of plants and animals …

Aquaponics

Research Says Most Entrepreneurs Have This Surprising Thing In Common (I'm Concerned You Won't Like It) | Inc.com

Quiz time. What's the most important characteristic of a majority of successful entrepreneurs? Is it:<p><i>High appetite for risk?</i><i>Great ideas?</i><i>Creative thinking?</i><i>Organizational ability?</i><p>These are all necessary of course, but research suggests that there's another factor at play in most entrepreneurs' …

Entrepreneurship

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

What are the ethics of using young blood to reverse the effects of aging?

In June, Stanford biologist Tony Wyss-Coray took the TED stage to describe no less than “an absolutely amazing development in aging research” (How …

Medicine

Elon Musk actually really wants Apple to build an electric car

Elon Musk takes it back.<p>After blasting Apple in a Sept. 26 interview with German media—Musk called Apple’s secretive new car project a “Tesla graveyard” and questioned its ability to produce an electric vehicle—the Tesla CEO quickly changed tune, after his remarks caught the attention of the US …

3D printing is a cool, futuristic concept that's not making a lot of money

3D printing is the closest thing we have to magic: it can recreate everything from toys to clothes to human cells. Now the companies behind it just …

3D Printing

Most People Have No Idea Whether They’re Paid Fairly

Managers know that engaged employees are more effective. But despite the vast amount of employee engagement research out there, very little of it focuses on a person’s primary reason for employment in the first place: getting paid.<p>PayScale, the compensation software company where I work, surveyed …

Experimental transplant uses eye cells grown in a lab and if successful could be used to treat hundreds of thousands of macular degeneration sufferers in UK<p>A patient has become the first in the UK to receive an experimental stem cell treatment that has the potential to save the sight of hundreds of …

Immune System