technology
Smart Skin Enables Magnetoreception
Smart Skin Enables Magnetoreception
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2016
Researchers develop a wearable technology that can detect magnetic fields and translate the signal into a visual display—a first step toward equipping humans with an entirely new sense.
Optogenetics Meets CRISPR
Optogenetics Meets CRISPR
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2015
Researchers in Japan have developed a photoactivatable Cas9 nuclease to control CRISPR-based gene editing with the flip of a switch.
TS Live: Genetic Time Machine
TS Live: Genetic Time Machine
Bob Grant | Jun 12, 2015
Piecing together scraps of DNA from a 400,000-year-old hominin femur
What’s Old Is New Again
What’s Old Is New Again
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2015
Revolutionary new methods for extracting, purifying, and sequencing ever-more-ancient DNA have opened an unprecedented window into the history of life on Earth.
Oldest Stone Tools Discovered
Oldest Stone Tools Discovered
Bob Grant | May 26, 2015
Researchers unearth 3.3 million-year-old stone flakes in Kenya, forcing a reimagining of the emergence of such technologies in the ancestors of humans.
Will Apple’s ResearchKit Change Science?
Will Apple’s ResearchKit Change Science?
Bob Grant | Mar 12, 2015
The technology company is launching a new data-sharing platform that it says can make any iPhone user a medical research participant. But the associated ethics are anything but simple.
SAIC Founder Dies
SAIC Founder Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 30, 2014
J. Robert Beyster, who established one of the largest research and engineering firms, passed away at age 90.
Nanomedicine
Nanomedicine
Weihong Tan, Guizhi Zhu, Lei Mei | Aug 1, 2014
From bioimaging to drug delivery and therapeutics, nanotechnology is poised to change the way doctors practice medicine.
Wireless Charger Could Power Implants
Wireless Charger Could Power Implants
Kerry Grens | May 21, 2014
A new technology allows for charging up tiny electronics from a distance, perhaps powering devices deeply embedded within tissue.
FDA Approves Prosthetic Arm
FDA Approves Prosthetic Arm
Jef Akst | May 14, 2014
The agency OKs the first prosthetic arm controlled by neural signals from the user’s muscles.