Kristian Wells

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Engineering the Perfect Astronaut - MIT Technology Review

At the International Astronautical Congress last September, in Guadalajara, Mexico, Elon Musk convinced many die-hard space engineers he could get a …

CRISPR Pill May Be Key in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Even since Alexander Fleming stumbled across penicillin—the first antibiotic drug—scientists knew our fight with evolution was on.Most antibiotics …

Microbiology

Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food

Scientists Hacked a Cell’s DNA and Made a Biocomputer Out of It

Our brains are often compared to computers, but in truth, the billions of cells in our bodies may be a better analogy. The squishy sacks of goop may …

Emerging Technology

Old Mice Made Young Again With New Anti-Aging Drug

There’s something eerily dystopian about the lives of cells.Like the young heroes in popular teen novels, cells are born into stringent organ …

Emerging Technology

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Biology

Comment on Mice Born From Artificial Eggs a ‘Stunning Achievement’ by R.L.Gilkes

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Emerging Technology

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[…] What are the limits of human perception? Take a second and concentrate on your surroundings: the subtle flickering of your laptop screen, the …

Emerging Technology

Harvard scientists created a 'bionic leaf' that's better at converting the sun's energy than real plants

Researchers at Harvard University have created a system that allows them to store the energy of the sun, converting solar energy into chemical energy using a hybrid mechanism of inorganic chemistry and living organisms.<p>Comparing their invention with the natural process of photosynthesis, they refer …

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 4th)

<b>ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE:</b> <b>I Let a Robot Take Over My Social Media for 48 Hours</b> <i><br>Harvey Wilks | Motherboard</i><br>“Imagine your own personal intern who knows you …

(Updated) Installing RetroPie 3.0+ on Raspberry Pi 1, 2, Zero

Introduction: (Updated) Installing RetroPie 3.0+ on Raspberry Pi 1, 2, & Zero<p>Goal<p>Install RetroPie 3.0+ on any model of the Raspberry Pi using <b>Windows</b> …

Artificial muscle can heal itself

Materials scientists would kill to be able to produce a material as amazing as biological muscle, which can retract on command, stretch by about 70% …

Nanotech

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Ray Kurzweil

LSD makes the brain more ‘complete’, scientists say as they claim to have unlocked secrets of hallucinogenic drugs

LSD makes the brain more “complete”, scientists have claimed in a pioneering and controversial new study.<p>The drug breaks down the parts of the brain …

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Emerging Technology

There's now a $45 hard drive for your Raspberry Pi

Fans of the Raspberry Pi now have a hard drive specifically built for their tiny devices: Western Digital’s PiDrive.<p>The drive, which was built by the company’s incubator, WDLabs, is a 314 GB spinning disk drive that’s available for just $45.81 – a great price point for people tinkering around with …

Raspberry Pi

5 fun, easy projects anyone can try with a $35 Raspberry Pi

I’m Patrick Norton from TekThing, and I’m here on Digital Trends today to show you some fun Raspberry Pi projects just about anybody can build!<p>The …

Review: ODROID-C2, compared to Raspberry Pi 3 and Orange Pi Plus

<b>tl;dr</b>: The ODROID-C2 is a very solid competitor to the Raspberry Pi model 3 B, and is anywhere from 2-10x faster than the Pi 3, depending on the …

Raspberry Pi

Home Arcade with a Raspberry Pi & RetroPie (with trackball)

Build a home arcade with a joystick, trackball & buttons wired through an I-PAC to a Raspberry Pi running RetroPie!<p>Before attempting to build my …

Raspberry Pi

Ultimate Man Cave: voice automation for my shed

Source code for everything is on Github. It probably won’t be useful to you unless you’ve got very similar hardware to mine, but you may want to just …

Command-line

Fly eyes inspire solar panels

The eye of a 45-million-year-old fly can increase the power output of a solar panel by 10 per cent. Dr Karl is inspired by how an ancient insect …

Dreaming big with biomimetics—could future buildings be made with bone and eggshells?

As the world grapples with climate change, we urgently need to find ways of reducing our CO₂ emissions. Sectors which rely heavily on fossil fuels, …

Biomimicry

DNA storage allows all the world’s digital information to be stored in 9 liters of liquid

Conventional hard drives are topping 10TB now, but that could seem like a laughably small amount of space if DNA-based storage takes off. Two teams …

University of Washington

Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9

Want to Get Out Alive? Follow the Ants - Issue 13: Symmetry

On an evening in January A.D. 532, pandemonium broke out in the Constantinople Hippodrome, a U-shaped chariot racetrack surrounded by stadium stands. …

The Highly Biomimetic Anthropomorphic Robotic Hand