And merging neutron stars might not help solve the problem at all.
Germany has spent $200 billion over the past two decades to promote cleaner sources of electricity. That enormous investment is now having an unexpected impact.
Gene-fixing treatments have now cured a number of patients with cancer and rare diseases.
And Paul Halpern’s new book, ‘The Quantum Labyrinth,’ is the perfect way to see how.
Could emergent gravity, where it’s entropy that’s the fundamental quantity in the Universe, revolutionize our understanding of how it all works?
The 2017 chemistry laureates were recognised for developing cryo-electron microscopy. But what is it, why is it exciting and where will it take us next?
Nanotechnology Now – Press Release: ‘CRISPR-Gold’ fixes Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutation in mice
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have engineered a new way to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology inside cells and have demonstrated in mice that the technology can repair the mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle-wasting disease. A new study shows that a single injection of CRISPR-Gold, as the new delivery system is called, into mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy led to an 18-times-higher correction rate and a two-fold increase in a strength and agility test compared to control groups.
A team of Irish scientists has discovered that applying pressure to a protein found in egg whites and tears can generate electricity. The researchers from the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, observed that crystals of lysozyme, a model protein that is abundant in egg whites of birds as well as in the tears, saliva and milk of mammals can generate electricity when pressed. Their report is published today (October 2) in the journal, Applied Physics Letters.
(Phys.org)-A team of researchers from the University of California and the University of Tokyo has found a way to use the CRISPR gene editing technique that does not rely on a virus for delivery. In their paper published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, the group describes the new technique, how well it works and improvements that need to be made to make it a viable gene editing tool.
Scientists have created a synthetic organism that possesses only the genes it needs to survive. But they have no idea what roughly a third of those genes do.
After her untimely death, Maryam Mirzakhaniâs life is best remembered through her work.
DeepMind, the Google sibling focusing on artificial intelligence, has announced the launch of an “ethics and society” unit to study the impact of new technologies on society.
Is our entire universe just a computer simulation? Theoretical physicists believe they’ve found proof that our universe is far too complex to be captured in any simulation. According to the researchers, the hypothesis is done in by gravitational anomalies, tiny “twists” in the fabric of spacetime.
Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish, who led the famed LIGO experiment
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Swedish startup Gavagai AB, a language technology company, will be using its AI capabilities to decipher the language of dolphins.
A class he taught prompted Rainer Weiss to dream up LIGO–now he’s a shoo-in for a Nobel Prize