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Scientists are going to use CRISPR on humans next month to try and cure cancer

Scientists in China are about to become the first to use the game-changing gene-editing technology Crispr-Cas9 on humans.<p>Last week, Nature reported …

Baguette vending machine bakes up French-style bread at anytime

It's hard to top the greatest food convenience since sliced bread, but the Le Bread Xpress vending machine might be it.<p>Dispensing warm baguettes from a machine, Le Bread Xpress wants to make sure hungry clients can grab their favorite French staple whenever their hearts desire. The loafs are …

Amazon is working on noise-cancelling headphones which could save your life

Noise-cancelling system automatically switches off when the headphones hear someone say your name.<p>Amazon is working on a pair of noise-cancelling …

Uber is spending $500 million to cure its addiction to Google

The ride-hailing company is working on a major mapping project, the company announced in a recent blog post, sending a fleet of mapping vehicles across the US and Mexico — with similar efforts planned for other countries.<p>Uber declined to comment on how much it was spending on this project, but a …

Pokémon Go players outraged after maps shut down by game update

Sites and apps that allow trainers to locate specific Pokémon have been shut down after game update removes nearby tracking<p>Pokémon Go players are up in arms after an update to the game removed a feature that helped locate nearby Pokémon and forced third-party maps of Pokémon locations to shut …

Reshaping human health and changing lives through gene editing

Gene editing is going to fundamentally change our lives and how we traditionally think about health throughout the first half of the 21st century.<p>Gene editing is going to change the way people are treated by curing the roots of diseases instead of merely treating the symptoms. It’s going to change …

Genetics

General Motors Will Launch Its First Fully Autonomous Car Through Lyft

General Motors is closing in on plans to launch a fully autonomous electric car. It will first be availably through the Lyft platform.<p>28 …

General Motors

Cardinal Robotics Surveillance Drone

Could this be the future of home security? Cardinal Robotics certainly believes in its potential. Introducing the Cardinal Surveillance Drone, a …

Drones

Robots Covering Baseball, Elections Might Be Next

The Associated Press announced earlier this summer that robot journalists will be handling its minor league baseball coverage this year.<p>Robot journalists aren’t real journalists; they are computer algorithms that compose stories within a basic template created by human journalists.<p>The …

Why football, not chess, is the true final frontier for robotic artificial intelligence

The perception of what artificial intelligence was capable of began to change when chess grand master and world champion Garry Kasparov lost to Deep …

SoftBank Is Designing An Emotional Car To Make Your Drives Home Less Lonely

On the heels of its $32 billion takeover of chip designer ARM, SoftBank (sftby) founder Masayoshi Son is embarking on another “crazy idea”: talking …

Researchers coax human stem cells to rapidly generate bone, heart muscle

A new study shows that combining positive and negative signals can quickly and efficiently steer stem cells down complex developmental pathways to …

Stem Cells

Engineered bacteria send alerts from within the soil

New gas biosensors that can “see” into soil let scientists follow the behavior of the microbial communities within.<p>In the journal <i>Environmental</i> …

New technology lets you control multiple drones with your mind

While we’ve previously seen crafty inventors fly drones with the assistance of devices like the Apple Watch or the Nintendo Power Glove, researcher Panagiotis Artemiadis is working on a technology that will take drone control to a whole new level.<p>The scientist that heads the Human-Oriented Robotics …

Emerging Technology

Synthetic biology used to limit bacterial growth and coordinate drug release

Researchers at the University of California San Diego and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a strategy for using …

Pokémon Go is the fastest growing app or game the UK has ever seen

<i>Pokémon Go</i>, unsurprisingly, has had a rather successful launch in the UK. According to mobile carrier EE, 500,000 new players signed up for <i>Pokémon Go</i> …

T-Mobile is giving away unlimited Pokemon Go data for a full year

Pokémon Go, the augmented reality mobile game from Niantic and The Pokémon Company, is a bona fide overnight success. The game, which tasks players …

Scientists hope new imaging technology could point to cause of Alzheimer's

Despite the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, relatively little is known about its causes. Now, scientists at Rockefeller University in New York City and funding from the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation have developed a potentially groundbreaking way to create 3-D images of the …

Clear, stretchy sensor could lead to wearable electronics

Researchers have combined plastics and metal to make a transparent, stretchable sensor. It could soon find use in touchscreens, wearable electronics …

Invisibility Cloaks May Be On Its Way, New Material Invented With The Ability To Make Objects Disappear

Researchers based in London have developed a new material that has been able to make test objects "disappear."<p>The newly developed material seemed to …

Researchers invent 'smart' thread that collects diagnostic data when sutured into tissue

For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads - …

Why the top 5 tech companies are dead set on AI

By David Kurtz <i><br>CRUNCH NETWORK CONTRIBUTOR</i><p>At nearly every major technology event for the past five years we’ve been given at least one “wow” moment — …

TR10: Augmented Reality - MIT Technology Review

<i>This article is one in a series of 10 stories we’re running this week covering today’s most significant emerging technologies. It’s part of our</i> …

The World Depends on Technology No One Understands

“We are in a new era, one in which we are building systems that can’t be grasped in their totality or held in the mind of a single person.” – Samuel …