Shamasis Battacharya

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Humans 2.0: these geneticists want to create an artificial genome by synthesising our DNA

Scientists intend to have fully synthesised the genome in a living cell - which would make the material functional - within ten years, at a projected cost of $1 billion<p>In July 2015, 100 geneticists met at the New York Genome Center to discuss yeast. At 12 million base pairs long, it's the largest …

Genetics

OK, WTF Is a Time Crystal? - Motherboard

Last month, a team of physicists from UC Berkeley said they'd created a blueprint for a new phase of matter called a time crystal. Their paper, in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, turned what was once a pretty far out speculation into a practical recipe for cooking up a time crystal in a laboratory.<p>Indeed, …

Quantum Mechanics

Nokia Brings Back Our Favorite Cell Phone Ever

Before there was iPhone, there was 3310. After its launch in 2000, Nokia sold more than 125 million models of its indestructible candybar, turning …

Phones

Does the Large Hadron Collider Actually Disprove Ghosts?

The Large Hadron Collider sits underground, spanning over five miles across beneath the bucolic suburbs of Geneva, Switzerland. This metal behemoth …

Particle Physics

Google Cracked SHA-1 Encryption: What Does It Mean?

Encryption LockOn Thursday, Google made major cryptography news by announcing that it had discovered a technique for generating a collision in the …

Information Security

Test Your Best Insults Against Google's New Anti-Troll AI

Google's new algorithm can detect toxicity in internet comments and filter them for you.<p>One of the biggest problems in online discourse is how to moderate comment sections. Increasingly, much of online discussion is taken over by hateful and derailing comments, which are so frequent they've become …

Google

Introducing Custom Domains for Postman Pro

Ever since Postman introduced public documentation for Postman Pro, we’ve seen a lot of feature requests from our customers. We are excited to …

PHP

next-update

Tests if module's dependencies can be updated to the newer version without breaking the tests<p><b>Note</b> I no longer maintain Node 0.12 compatibility. …

JavaScript

JavaScript Async/Await

Modern JavaScript Asynchronicity<p>Async / await<p>ES7 features a native way of handling asynchronous functions in JavaScript. The best part about this …

JavaScript

IBM researchers have created an “impossible” molecule that could power quantum computers

Chemists hate being beaten by physicists at their own game. At IBM Research, physicist Leo Gross and his team have done just that.<p>Gross’s team made a triangular molecule that chemists have found impossible to produce by conventional chemistry. To rub it in even more, Gross and his colleagues may go …

Chemistry

US Scientists Have Cautiously Backed Permanent Gene Editing in Humans

A brave new world.<p>In a controversial move, a senior US scientific committee has given the green light to one of the most contentious forms of genome …

Dubai is bringing the world its first rotating skyscraper

The future is coming, and it's all about those 360-degree views.<p>Dubai plans to take your 360-degree experience far beyond video by building the world's first ever rotating skyscraper by 2020.<p>The innovative city in the United Arab Emirates, which is also aiming to bring the world its first …

Dubai

Jaguar and Shell partner for in-car fuel payments

Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover has partnered with Shell to make fueling up a touch more convenient. That's because everyone who owns a vehicle equipped with the company's InControl Apps will be able to pay for gas without ever leaving the driver's seat. All you need is the Shell mobile app, …

Jaguar Land Rover

Liquid battery could last for over 10 years

Modern batteries aren't hampered so much by their capacity as their long-term lifespan -- a lithium-ion pack can easily become useless after a few years of heavy use. That's bad enough for your phone, but it's worse for energy storage systems that may have to stick around for the long haul. If …

Batteries

Scientists invent thin, inexpensive material that acts as an air conditioner

Scientists have developed a thin, inexpensive material with extraordinary properties not found in nature - to act as a kind of air conditioning …

Solar Power

A Guide to Getting Past Customs With Your Digital Privacy Intact

When Ryan Lackey travels to a country like Russia or China, he takes certain precautions: Instead of his usual gear, the Seattle-based security …

Security

Forget What You've Learned - Scientists Just Created a Stable Helium Compound

The new frontier of chemistry.<p>If you remember your high school chemistry, you'll know that helium is a bit of an oddball. This noble gas is the least …

Aston Martin’s architect on how to make technology beautiful

Chief creative officer Marek Reichman says cars are hyper computers<p>Marek Reichman is the architect of Aston Martin’s modern-day form language, the basis for what is arguably the world’s most beautiful car brand. The 104-year-old company has a legacy for vehicles that have sinuous bodies and …

Concept Cars

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

An insight into the gene editing technique that could help eradicate health conditions and bring back the woolly mammoth<p>Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a cheap and accurate DNA-editing …

Genetics

Scientists may have actually found a lost continent

No, it’s not a silly Atlantis myth<p>The lost continent of Mauritia likely spanned a great swathe of the Indian Ocean before it was torn apart by indomitable geologic forces and plunged into the sea. Now, a good chunk of it may have been found.<p>In 2015, researchers visited the island of Mauritius, east …

Nature

Breaking 88 Satellites

AUTHOR PROFILE Mike Safyan<p>Curious Planeteer working to make the Earth's changes visible, accessible and actionable.<p>Open/Close<p>Mike Safyan | February …

Space

Ground Control to Major Tom: How NASA Uses Node.js

During a spacewalk in 2013, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano found himself in grave danger — water was leaking into his helmet.<p>The water quickly …

NASA

Scientists devise tiny spacecraft with giant light sails to visit nearest exoplanet

Astronomers announced several months ago that there is most likely a small Earth-like planet in orbit of Proxima Centauri. That’s a big deal because …

Proxima Centauri

Sweden's deputy PM is trolling Trump so hard with this picture

The internet has exploded with memes mocking Donald Trump for signing bills and controversial executive orders, but in Sweden they've found a different way to make a point.<p>Over there, politicians have released a very similar photo with one significant difference.<p>Swedish deputy prime minister and …

Political Satire

Trump administration begins altering EPA climate change websites

In his poem "The Hollow Men," T. S. Eliot famously wrote: "This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper." It seems the Trump administration may be taking a cue from this prose, potentially killing off climate change programs not with the flourish of announcements and speeches but …

Climate Change

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity but Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Materials Science

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Quantum Mechanics

Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail

<b>Artificial intelligence can predict when patients with a heart disorder will die, according to scientists.</b><p>The software learned to analyse blood tests and scans of beating hearts to spot signs that the organ was about to fail.<p>The team, from the UK's Medical Research Council, say the technology could …

Medicine

Espruino Puck.js Low Energy Bluetooth Smart Button (video)

Makers, developers and hobbyists looking for a JavaScript Bluetooth smart button may be interested in a new piece of hardware which has arrived at …

The Science Behind the Impossible EM Drive

The hypothetical spacecraft engine has made waves for seeming to violate the laws of physics. What's actually going on?<p>One of the most controversial stories in science right now is the EM Drive, a hypothetical new type of spacecraft engine that seems to break the laws of physics. While many …