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How Much Can We Delay Aging? A Gene Therapy Trial Is About to Find...

Aging is reversible. It’s still a somewhat controversial idea in humans. Yet recent attempts at delaying—or even reversing—diseases that pop up with age in animals...

Can AI Rescue Modern Medicine From Itself?

Labor unions have been around since the mid-19th century, and they’ve helped many a teacher, government employee, electrical worker, and others gain fairer pay...

Why Designing Our Own Biology Will Be the Next Big Thing in Medicine

It’s hard to watch a loved one get sick. Their eyes go glassy. Their breathing is punctuated by body-wracking coughs. Feverish and aching, they...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through November 9)

ROBOTICS It's That Time of Year Again—Fall Is Here and Packs of Robot Dogs Are Frolicking in the Leaves James Vincent | The Verge "There’s nothing I...

2 Connections That Will Unleash a Flood of Human Capital

We are about to massively increase the amount of human genius on Earth in two distinct ways. First, by identifying and connecting those geniuses that...

Why Medicine Needs a New Hippocratic Oath—and What It Should Be

Somewhere along the road from sickness to health, the American medical system took a wrong turn—a big one. The cost of care in our country...

3D Printing Rockets in Outer Space? This Company’s Going for It

There’s a startup in California with dreams of enhancing the future of space travel, and they have their very own Stargate. Not the teleportation portal...

Everything You Need to Know About Superstar CRISPR Prime Editing

All right, let’s do this one last time. My name is CRISPR. I was made from a bacterial defense system, and for years I’ve...

Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine Kicks Off Today in San Diego

Tech is changing almost every aspect of modern life, and medicine and healthcare are no exception. New technologies are bringing quick advancement to areas...

New Battery Lets Electric Cars Go 200 Miles on a 10-Minute Charge

Electric vehicles could decarbonize one of the most polluting sectors of our economy, but they're bedeviled by one major problem: range anxiety. A new...

Food Waste Is a Serious Problem. AI Is Trying to Solve It

Waste not, want not. The proverbial saying has been around for about 250 years, and it refers to wisely using one’s resources or suffering...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through November 2)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DeepMind Has Finally Thrashed Humans at StarCraft for Real Alex Lee | Wired "...after 44 days training the neural network, DeepMind was not only successful...

Flying Cars, Aerial Ridesharing, and the Not-Too-Distant Future of Transport

In 2018, for the sixth straight year, Los Angeles earned the dubious honor of being the most gridlocked metropolis in the world, where the...

We’ll Soon Be Able to Prosper and Save the Earth at the Same Time....

Life is pretty different today than it was 20 or even 10 years ago. Smartphones and the internet have changed the way we do...

How Can We Protect Alien Life From Us—and Us From It?

Is Earth the only known planetary body with life on it? Nope. In fact, there are 96 bags of human waste on the lunar...

The Origin of Consciousness in the Brain Is About to Be Tested

Here’s something you don’t hear every day: two theories of consciousness are about to face off in the scientific fight of the century. Backed by...

New Tech Is Helping Nuclear Power Make a Comeback

Nuclear power has a lot going for it. It’s carbon-free, can produce huge amounts of power from relatively small amounts of fuel, and once...

Towards a Scalable, Efficient Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin’s New Low-Energy Competitor

The idea behind Bitcoin—creating a decentralized currency that allows for secure peer-to-peer transactions without the use of banks—may well be a good one. But...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 26)

GENETICS A New CRISPR Technique Could Fix Almost All Genetic Diseases Megan Molteni | Wired "The system, which Liu’s lab has dubbed 'prime editing,' can for the...

In 2030, Our Protein Will Come From a Lab—and We’ll All Be Better Off...

Could a hamburger grown in a lab from Kobe beef stem cells be cheaper, better tasting, and healthier for you? Can you imagine a...

We Have the Tools and Technology to Work Less and Live Better

In 1930, a year into the Great Depression, John Maynard Keynes sat down to write about the economic possibilities of his grandchildren. Despite widespread...

Can Tech Hack World Hunger? It’s Trying

The feats technology is accomplishing these days have become so impressive and fantastical that real headlines often seem like fake news. Robots can play...

CRISPR Just Created a Hornless Bull, and It’s a Step Forward for Gene-Edited Food

There’s a practice in farming not often talked about. To prevent accidental harm to human handlers and other cattle, bulls generally have their horn-producing...

With These 4 Breakthroughs, We’ll Be Able to Write Whole Genomes From Scratch

The ability to read genomes has transformed our understanding of biology. Being able to write them would give us unprecedented control over the fabric...

How 3D Printing, Vertical Farming, and Materials Science Are Overhauling Food

Food. What we eat, and how we grow it, will be fundamentally transformed in the next decade. Already, indoor farming is projected to be a...

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