Breakfast can be a pretty depressing ordeal, especially on these cold, dark mornings. Why not genetically engineer your yogurt to turn it into into a pharmacy-grade anti-depressent? That ought cheer the process up. Here's how to do it. More »
Scientists from MIT havefigured outhow to hack living cells to store biological events around them. They modified E. Coli cells to generate so-called retrons -- a type of mutated single-strand DNA -- in response to stimuli like light or chemicals. Those lo-fi "memories" can then be read back to glean useful information using high-throughput DNA sequencing and other techniques.
No, you're not looking at a dessert gone horribly wrong -- that might just be the future of synthetic organ transplants. Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin havedevelopeda genetic "glue" that forms gels useful for 3D printing organic tissues. The key is using custom-designed, complementary DNA strands that bond just the way you'd like them.
Genome testing gear doesn't get a lot of love. Like a lot of lab equipment, it tends to be ugly and unwieldy -- it's not designed with the same elegance as the smartphone in your pocket. Mercifully, the crew at Fluidigm appears to have solved those problems in one shot with itsJunogenotyping machine.
The US government is no stranger todealing with cyberattacks, but it just took a rare and relatively extreme step to keep itself safe. The State Departmentshut downits entire unclassified email system this weekend to bolster its defenses after spotting "activity of concern" (read: potential data breaches) that happened at the same time as an earlier hack that targeted the White House.
Stop the presses and load your rifles, we need to stop supporting Apple right this second. The masterminds over at The Alex Jones Channel have uncovered the darkest (possibly dumbest) conspiracy theory of all time. You may remember the supposed "iPhone 6 hairgate", click bait short hand for "sometimes hair gets caught on your phone."
To the average Apple user it was a non-story.
is taking a unique approach to matchmaking: They're going all the way to your DNA to find you your perfect match.his science of why two people are attracted to each other is based on 20 years research on the immune system and pheromones and what attracts two people together," Bayad said. "We’re taking that data to bring it to online dating.
Let's face it: colonoscopies are pretty unpleasant. But what if you could eat a spoonful ofyogurtto check for cancer rather than enduring that procedure?MITprofessor Sangeeta Bhatia is working on engineered bacteria that detects colorectal cancer. After the nanoparticles pass through the digestive system, a urine sample shows results on a reactive paper -- similar to that of a pregnancy test.
Hour of Code is an initiative designed to get kids coding. For one hour, code.org wants to get youths across the globe learning a bit about computer languages, which will hopefully keep them involved long after that hour is up. If you’re able to drop into an Apple Store on December 11, you and the kids can get cracking on code live an in person.
Next week, Apple is hosting workshops and other special events at local retail Apple Stores to celebrate Computer Science Education Week. The highlight of the initiative is the Hour of Code workshop, which is a free one-hour lesson introducing computer programing.
LOS ANGELES — Virtual reality is virtually here — although its first incarnation will come with short battery life, images that do not quite track eye movements and a tendency to induce motion sickness.In the next few months, Samsung intends to release the Gear VR, a headset that combines software from the virtual-reality pioneer Oculus VR and Samsung’s coming Galaxy Note 4 smartphone to create a portable virtual reality experience.
When you take a ride in an Uber vehicle, the first things you'll notice when you request a ride on the app are your driver's name, the make and model of your Uber ride, and your driver's rating out of five stars.Uber's rating system goes both ways — after a ride, passengers rate their experience with their drivers, and drivers do the same with passengers.
It's the weekend, y'all: What better time to sit back, relax and catch up on all the juiciest news from the past seven days? This week, we reviewed the ASUS ZenWatch, investigated the Sony Pictures hack, learned how to handle a loved one's online accounts, and more. All you have to do is click on the gallery below.
Institutions have already been amassing huge DNA collections to catalog the world's creatures, but Moscow State University might just top them all. It'splanning to build"Noah's Ark," a repository for the genes of every creature, living or extinct -- as long as the genes are readable, they'll either be cryogenically frozen or stored as pure data.
There's no denyingWikipedia'susefulness, but French computer science student Owen Cornec believes the website could stand to display entries "in a more engaging way." Thus, he createdWikiGalaxy: a special Wikipedia browser that visualizes the website as a 3D galaxy.
We've seen color-picking styluses, some t hat are real and some that are not , but Pega D&E has taken the technology in a different direction: a squeeze-able lamp with a color picker on the bottom that changes the color of the light.