Brigitte Calascione

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Patients Unsure about the Value of Cutting-Edge Gene-Editing Technology

The revolutionary gene-editing technology poised to reshape how researchers attack and prevent disease yesterday received a lukewarm reception from …

Genetics

Xbox One Elite Controller Shortage, Explained

Microsoft "totally underestimated" demand for the $150 Xbox One Elite controller.<p>That's according to Microsoft CMO Chris Capossela, who talked more about the premium controller during the latest episode of Windows Weekly (via Geekwire). He says Microsoft originally wanted to produce more, but the …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

15-year-old schoolboy develops test for Alzheimer's disease

Krtin Nithiyanandam has developed a test which could not only pick up the early signs of Alzheimer's disease but potentially stops it spreading further<p>A 15-year-old British boy has developed a potential test for Alzheimer’s disease which could allow the condition to be diagnosed 10 years before the …

Augmented reality: the future of advertisement?

Passengers at a bus stop in London recently got more than they had bargained for when they were plunged into a world of science fiction thanks to augmented reality advertising. After one woman was scared out of her seat by a crashing meteor, it was another passenger’s turn to be terrified by a …

Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Minecraft makes total sense now

And if I came away with one thing, it's this:<p>Microsoft's purchase last year of Mojang, the video game studio that makes the wildly popular Minecraft, might just have been the best $2.5 billion the company has ever spent.<p>During a staged demo at Microsoft Build this week, two Microsoft employees …

Elon Musk and Mars: SpaceX CEO and our multiplanet species.

Why is Elon Musk so hellbent on going to Mars?<p>There are two answers to this. One is the actual answer. The other isn't exactly wrong—it’s <i>technically</i> …

Space Travel

Lego is going after a $3 billion video game juggernaut

Lego is betting against that prediction. On Thursday it introduced a new game that brings its classic construction toys into the digital era.<p>Players build Lego creations in the traditional way - with plastic Lego building blocks and a set of instructions - which can then be transferred from real …

Large Hadron Collider to be restarted in hunt for dark matter

Scientists send beams of particles racing through underground tunnels in hunt for invisible material that makes up 84 per cent of universe's matter and binds galaxies<p>The world's largest and most powerful atom smasher has been restarted after an upgrade that could see it making scientific history …

France's second artificial heart recipient says 'recovered'

The 69-year-old man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was terminally ill with a heart condition when he received the transplant exactly eight months ago in the western city of Nantes.<p>The transplant is part of a key trial for a much talked-about artificial heart created by French firm Carmat, and the …

Technology: Apple co-founder has sense of foreboding about artificial superintelligence

While Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak supports pushing the boundaries of technology what technology can do, he is now beginning to recognize the …

How to go completely invisible on Facebook

If you want to stay hidden on Facebook, however, we can help you out.<p>When you're finished with this process, no one but you will be able to see your Facebook activity, view your photos, or see where you've checked in. Your current friends will still be able to view your basic profile — there's no …

Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory.<p>With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November</b> …

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.<p>But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) …

Here Are Microsoft's New Robot Security Guards

Microsoft recently installed a fleet of 5-feet-tall, 300-pound robots to protect its Silicon Valley campus. The robots are packed with HD security cameras and sensors to take in their organic, protein-based surroundings. There's also an artificial intelligence on board that can sound alarms when …

Goodbye, iOS 7: Tips for preparing for the iOS 8 upgrade

Planning on upgrading to iOS 8 — or the iPhone 6, which is expected to launch next week? The following activities will make the process a lot easier, …