Emerging Tech

CRISPR halts fatal genetic disease in dogs, could soon do the same in humans

CRISPR gene editing can be used for all manner of applications, from creating more efficient crops or heat-resistant cattle to coding GIFS into DNA. Now, scientists from the University of Texas Southwestern have showcased another potentially transformative use case for the technology: Using CRISPR to halt the progress of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in dogs. […]

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The best headlamps

Think your flashlight does the trick when camping? Try camping with a headlamp just once and the experience will be … illuminating. After all, even simple tasks such as lighting a match and chopping wood require two hands. While your precious Maglite may moonlight as a weapon against rampant bears, it’s far too cumbersome when you’re trying to […]

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Space Station alert as crew forced to patch hole in docked spacecraft

NASA Crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have had to patch a hole in the shell of a docked spacecraft following a possible collision with a meteorite fragment. Fortunately for the six-person crew, the situation on Thursday, August 30, never descended into scenes reminiscent of the 2013 Hollywood blockbuster Gravity in which a debris collision caused untold […]