Technology

Technology

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By Heidi Ledford Gene-edited human embryos have offered a glimpse into the earliest stages of development, while hinting at the role of a pivotal protein that...

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By Jennifer Berglund In late 2012 NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope spotted what appeared to be plumes of water vapor spewing from the frozen surface of...

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By Alison Abbott Leading neuroscientists are joining forces to study the brain — in much the same way that physicists team up in mega-projects to hunt...

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By Sarah Kaplan In 10 days, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will nose-dive into Saturn and burn up in the planet's atmosphere. It's the final, suicidal step...

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By Dennis Overbye The Cassini spacecraft that has orbited Saturn for the last 13 years would weigh 4,685 pounds on Earth and, at 22 feet high,...

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By Adrian Cho Atomic physicists tend to tinker away on their own, preferably in dark, hushed labs. When Eric Cornell started as a postdoc with...

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By Katherine Kornei U.K. soccer star David Beckham was known for “bending” his free kicks over walls of defenders and around sprawling goal tenders. Now,...

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This thread has been created for open discussion on themes connected to reason and science for which there are not currently any dedicated threads. Please...

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By Haym Hirsh Whether it’s reports of a new and wondrous technological accomplishment or of the danger we face in a future filled with unbridled...

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By Timothy Revell Tiny robotic drug deliveries could soon be treating diseases inside your body. For the first time, micromotors – autonomous vehicles the width of...