Category: science

CRISPR gene-editing could result in more successful birth rates

CRISPR gene-editing could result in more successful birth rates
Gene-edited human embryos are offering new insights into the earliest stages of development, and could reduce the risk of miscarriage
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Robots learn to walk naturally by understanding their bodies

Robots learn to walk naturally by understanding their bodies
The challenge with bipedal robots isn't so much getting them to walk at all (although that's sometimes a problem) as
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Satellites help predict malaria outbreaks months in advance

Satellites help predict malaria outbreaks months in advance
Malaria is one of the greatest health threats in tropical regions like the Amazon, but predicting its spread is difficult.
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Nine of Cassini’s most exciting discoveries about Saturn

Nine of Cassini’s most exciting discoveries about Saturn
Saturn is something of a solar system unto itself (minus the requisite sun). It's surrounded by 53 confirmed moons and
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‘Flip-flop’ design makes quantum computers more affordable

'Flip-flop' design makes quantum computers more affordable
One of the greatest challenges in quantum computing is... well, making the computers. You may need exotic manufacturing techniques just
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‘Sea Hero Quest’ hides dementia research inside a VR game

‘Sea Hero Quest’ hides dementia research inside a VR game
On the face of it, Sea Hero Quest could be just another mobile game. Cheerful, colorful and with plenty of
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‘Safer’ thorium reactor trials could salvage nuclear power

‘Safer’ thorium reactor trials could salvage nuclear power
A Dutch nuclear research institute is conducting the first experiment in close to five decades on molten-salt nuclear reactors based
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Quantum ‘hashtags’ may prove the existence of a strange particle

Quantum 'hashtags' may prove the existence of a strange particle
Hashtags could soon be useful for a lot more than fostering discussion on your favorite social network. Researchers have developed
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