Mehrdad Azimi

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Move over, CRISPR: MAGESTIC makes for gentler gene-editing

Allowing scientists to make cut-and-paste edits to an organism's genome, the CRISPR gene-editing tool may be powerful, but it's still a bit clumsy. …

Bulletproof Graphene: Paper-Thin Material Becomes Harder Than Diamonds On Impact

Graphene has revolutionized material science. This super-tight sheet of Carbon atoms is thinner than a sheet of paper but has some amazing physical …

National MagLab's latest magnet snags world record, marks new era of scientific discovery

Superconductors are materials that conduct electricity with perfect efficiency (unlike copper, in which electrons encounter a lot of friction). …

Fusion factory: assembling Iter, the most complex machine ever built

<b>Assembling the world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment is now an engineering problem. But it may be the most daunting challenge that has ever been</b> …

Nuclear Energy

Fisker Battery Promises 500 Mile EV Range, 1-Minute Charging

This new battery uses three-dimensional electrodes to hold 2.5x the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

CRISPR/Cas9 Delivery Goes Nano with Enhanced Guide RNA | GEN

Eager to avoid the complications that may arise if viral vectors are used to deliver components of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing system, researchers …

Breakthrough in direct activation of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels and chemicals

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have made a significant breakthrough in the direct conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) …

100x faster, 10x cheaper: 3D metal printing is about to go mainstream

Desktop Metal – remember the name. This Massachussetts company is preparing to turn manufacturing on its head, with a 3D metal printing system that's …

Prototyping

Atomic discovery opens door to greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry

A key step in unlocking the potential for greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry was taken recently by a group of researchers led by UAlberta …

Researchers develop technique to control and measure electron spin voltage

"There is growing interest in insulating materials that can conduct spin," said Amir Yacoby, Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and of …

The FDA just approved a game-changing cancer treatment

CAR T-cell immunotherapy is a brand new way treat cancer.<p>Today, the Food and Drug Administration approved a brand new type of cancer treatment: One that employs the body’s immune system—a method known as immunotherapy—to fight cancer. This approval marks the first use of gene editing to treat …

Immunotherapy

Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one

The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary. The same techniques that go into making a robot arm that flexes and turns like a real one can go into making more complex, subtle organs — …

Robotics

Lights, Cameras, CRISPR: Biologists Use Gene Editing to Store Movies in DNA

Internet users have a variety of format options in which to store their movies, and biologists have now joined the party. Researchers have used the …

What the brain's wiring looks like

<b>The world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University.</b><p>The MRI machine reveals the fibres which carry all the brain's thought processes.<p>It's been done in Cardiff, Nottingham, Cambridge and Stockport, as well as London England and London …

The Brain

Light-Powered Computers Brighten AI's Future

The idea of building a computer that uses light rather than electricity goes back more than half a century. “Optical computing” has long promised …

Fake news: you ain’t seen nothing yet

EARLIER this year Françoise Hardy, a French musician, appeared in a YouTube video (see link). She is asked, by a presenter off-screen, why President …

‘Biological Teleportation’ Edges Closer With Craig Venter’s Digital-to-Biological Converter

The year is 2030. In a high-security containment lab, scientists gathered around a towering machine, eagerly awaiting the first look at a newly …

Genetics

Seeing with your ears: Novel acoustics project aims to improve virtual reality, explore ear shape effects on 3-D sound

Paris' Cathedral of Notre Dame has a ghost orchestra that is always performing, thanks to a sophisticated, multidisciplinary acoustics research …

Michelin unveils airless 3D-printed tires that last virtually forever

Fear not the flat tire, road trippers! The future of tire technology is rolling into reality, thanks to Michelin’s Vision tire. The 3D-printed tire …

Discovery could lead to sustainable ethanol made from carbon dioxide

"In copper (100) and (111), the surface atoms are packed close together, like a square grid and a honeycomb, respectively" Hahn said. "As a result, …

The brain may learn by building 11-dimensional "sandcastles"

We're all familiar with four dimensions – height, width, depth and time – but according to theoretical physics, the universe could be composed of as …

Varjo promises a VR headset with 'human eye-resolution'

A Finnish company called Varjo that has been working in secret until now has unveiled a new type of VR and AR headset code-named "20/20." It supposedly has a display with "human eye-resolution" quality of over 70 megapixels versus around 1.2 megapixels per eye for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>Varjo …

Scientists Watch DNA Copy And Paste Itself For The First Time

Scientists have watched DNA being copied up-close for the first time, and they say their new window into the replication of genetic material shows it …

A surgeon who aims to do the first human head transplant says he's done another outlandish procedure

Each of these experiments, Canvero claims, are small steps toward the goal of completing the world's first head transplant, a procedure that many experts in the field have called absurd and outlandish.<p>Despite numerous ethical and scientific obstacles, Canavero appears to be charging full-steam …

Immune System

MilliporeSigma Wins Its First CRISPR Patent in Australia | GEN

MilliporeSigma, the life science business of Merck KGaA, said today it has been awarded its first patent for CRISPR technology—an Australian patent …

Nvidia's autonomous drone keeps on track without GPS

GPS can be a useful inclusion in a drone's navigational toolkit, but despite (pretty much) blanket coverage, there are areas where the technology …

Scientists can "see" dark matter with a new, massive simulation

Astrophysicists from the University of Zurich in Switzerland have built the largest simulation of the universe yet. The simulation, which was …

ED-Funded VR Game Simulates Chemistry Lab Experiences

Schell Games, a full-service game design and development company based in Pittsburgh, recently released a video trailer for its upcoming educational …

Nanocar race to take place next month on gold racetrack, the first ever race of molecule-cars- Technology News, Firstpost

Scientists are organising the world’s first <b>Nanocar race</b> next month in France, where tiny molecular machines will compete against each other over a …

Nanotech

Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light

Rice University scientists have created an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for solar …