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Scientists announce new gene-editing techniques aimed at common mutations

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>Genetics is having a moment in the sun. Last year, biologists at the University of Bath in England created mice with neon feet. Scientists edited human embryos for the first time in the United States in August, cutting out a mutation for a heritable heart disease. Earlier …

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Scientists Have Designed a Crystalline Type of Aluminium That's Insanely Light

It has fascinating properties.<p>Aluminium is already highly prized. It's conductive, has a low melting point, is very strong when alloyed, is …

How exercise rejuvenates cells, extending lifespan

New research provides a window into how, on a cellular level, exercise can improve muscle health and, ultimately, exercise capacity, which is "the …

LATEST UFO Sighting: 4 mysterious objects spotted in Canada's Brandon city! [VIDEO]

An eyewitness claims that the UFOs followed him for 12 miles on the highway.<p>Canada's Brandon city has reported sighting four UFOs. A video of the …

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

Which surveillance agency just released an encryption app for kids? Answer: GCHQ

British surveillance agency GCHQ has launched an app teaching children to understand “basic encryption techniques”, despite its director having criticised technology firms for making more advanced tools available to their users.<p>Cryptoy is a free app for Android tablets, with an iPad version …

Branson admits SpaceShip Two crash casts doubt on space tourism project

Sir Richard Branson acknowledged on Saturday that his dream of commercial space tourism may have ended in the explosion that consumed Virgin Galactic’s test craft SpaceShipTwo in the skies above California’s Mojave desert.<br>After rushing overnight to the scene of Friday’s accident, the Virgin chief …

This Clever App Scans And Solves Math Problems Instantly Using Your Phone's Camera

PhotoMath does just that, utilizing your smartphone's camera to quickly solve math problems.<p>PhotoMath only works with printed text, so unfortunately it won't be solving your scribbles anytime soon; you'll need a printed sheet of paper or a textbook.<p>You then position the math problem you want solved …

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Hey, McFly! Hoverboard available on Kickstarter for $10,000

Want a hoverboard before Marty McFly (who looks just like Michael J Fox) arrives in October 2015 to fly one around his town square? Arx Pax, a small company from Los Gatos, California, is now offering the real thing - although don’t expect to do much travelling on it.<p>Ever since Michael J Fox took …

FBI director attacks tech companies for embracing new modes of encryption

The director of the FBI savaged tech companies for their recent embrace of end-to-end encryption and suggested rewriting laws to ensure law enforcement access to customer data in a speech on Thursday.<p>James Comey said data encryption such as that employed on Apple’s latest mobile operating system …

Century After Extinction, Passenger Pigeons Remain Iconic—And Scientists Hope to Bring Them Back

The 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, last of her kind, finds biologists dreaming of preventing or reversing extinctions.<p>A hundred years ago on Monday, a once-mighty species became extinct. At the Cincinnati Zoo, a passenger pigeon named Martha died at the age of 29.<p>People coming to the zoo …

Why Clinton spoke out on Obama

Hillary Clinton has taken her furthest, most public step away yet from President Barack Obama, rejecting the core of his self-described foreign policy doctrine and describing his decision against backing Syrian rebels early on as a “failure.”<p>She also stood unequivocally with Israel in its current …

In Belize, a curiously common address among fishy stock deals

Some of the market’s most noteworthy recent cases of questionable stock deals seem to be coming from a single floor in a single office building in …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Bill Gates sparks debate over Microsoft selling off its Xbox business

For years, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has avoided tough questions about the software giant, explaining he was focused on his philanthropy work. After stepping down as Microsoft chairman in February and “substantially” increasing his time at the company, Gates has held one of his first TV …

Your Heartbleed Bug Questions, Answered

Multiple popular websites were exposed to a major Internet bug called Heartbleed earlier this week. The bug was discovered by a member of Google's …

Japan hit by 6.3-magnitude earthquake

Earthquake off southern Japanese damages buildings and injures at least 17 people but no fatalities reported<p>A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off southern Japan early on Friday injuring 17 people as officials warned residents to be alert to the danger of landslides following the tremor.<p>There …

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2013 Tokyo Bike roundup

Suzuki brought two concepts to Tokyo. The first, a small electric city bike called Extrigger, could potentially blast commuters quietly and cleanly in a style similar to Honda's fantastic Grom. While a tiny electric motorcycle probably won't carry much interest for the American market, the second …

Guilty 1990’s Obsessions

The 1990s were an interesting batch of years for the automotive industry, it was also the decade I happened to start my car obsession in. From …

30-Years-Parked 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350

This 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 (chassis 8T02J155492-01646) was purchased new at Marv Tonkin Ford in Portland, Oregon and still wears its old …

Nissan GT-R Nismo: first pictures leaked

Pictures reported to show faster, harder GT-R Nismo.<p><b>These pictures are reported to show the new Nissan GT-R Nismo, whch develops a reported 595bhp and 480lb ft of torque.</b><p>If true, that is a rise of 50bhp and 27lb ft over the standard Nissan GT-R. The hikes arereported to be a result of a larger …

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The Physics of Diffusers: How to Make a Car Really Suck

Gettin' down with downforce.<p>Finessing the Flow <br>The diffuser acts as an expansion chamber to manage the air as it exits from underneath the car and reintegrates it with higher-pressure ambient air. Smoothing this transition reduces turbulence and drag in the car's wake and improves airflow under the …

These 3 Actresses Auditioned For The Role Of Wonder Woman In The 'Batman Vs. Superman' Movie [Report]

Well, looks like there may be some truth to that.<p>Variety reports that three actresses have been testing for the role of a female lead and they all have similar attributes to the Amazon princess.<p>Gal Gadot ("Fast and the Furious"), Elodie Yung ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation"), and Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum …

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Here are five especially neat things the Xbox One can do

The Xbox One that you snag on November 22nd (or thereafter) does some pretty neat stuff besides just playing video games: live TV, NFL fantasy league and voice commands for <i>everything</i>. But that's all bigger-picture stuff. Some of the coolest things that the Xbox One does are in the details, many of …

How to Paint a Car

A DIY car paint job could save you thousands of dollars.<p>If your car's paint is looking dingy and faded or you're just looking for a change of color, a DIY car paint job could save you thousands of dollars. Good prep work and being systematic in your approach will have your car looking like new in …

WTAC 2012: Girls of Superlap | Downshift

Once again, I’ve seen about a million epic photos of the cars and racing at this year’s World Time Attack Challenge. So I thought I’d focus on once …

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

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