Emerging Tech

Biologists have found a protein that could make space farming possible

An off-Earth colony seems pretty promising with the rate climate change is going. But that’s easier said than done. Building a viable colony anywhere outside of Earth’s atmosphere will pose engineering and logistical challenges unlike anything we have experienced. Not only will we need to transport those space pilgrims, but we’ll also need to shelter […]

Emerging Tech

CRISPR gene editing could make ‘groundcherries’ the next mainstream fruit crop

Frank Krahmer/Getty Images CRISPR-Cas9 is useful for all kinds of things, from creating heat-resistant cows to making a potentially limitless supply of transplant organs. Now researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Boyce Thompson Institute have announced the gene-editing tech’s latest achievement: Modifying a fruit so that it can be grown outside of its […]

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Editing mosquito DNA could help wipe out malaria and Zika — here’s how

From creating malaria-resistant mosquitoes to building “photonic fences” able to shoot down the blood-sucking insects with deadly lasers, there are a whole lot of exciting, cutting-edge ways that science is trying to deal with the mosquito problem. Researchers from the United Kingdom’s Imperial College London have developed a new, promising approach to add to the […]

Photography

The race is on: Full-frame dominates Photokina (and could drive prices down)

Previous Next In less than two months, the full-frame mirrorless camera options have jumped from two to five major brands adopting larger sensors inside smaller bodies. Photographers at the start of the year had only Sony’s line-up or Leica’s luxury option, but during Photokina 2018, the world’s largest photography trade show of the year, Nikon, […]

Emerging Tech

Sprayable antennas could usher in a new era of ultracompact wearable devices

[embedded content] Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Engineering in Philadelphia have invented new spray-on antennas, which can be applied as easily as spray paint or bug spray. The sprayable antennas — which are so thin that they are referred to as being “two-dimensional” — perform as well as the mobile antennas used in modern […]

Top Stories

Inside the private Justice Department meeting that could lead to new investigations of Facebook, Google and other tech giants

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with the attorneys general of several states to discuss complaints against social media companies. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition Tony Romm Staff writer covering technology policy September 25 at 2:31 PM A meeting of the country’s top federal and state law […]