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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
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
Bob Grant | Jun 12, 2015
Piecing together scraps of DNA from a 400,000-year-old hominin femur
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
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?
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
Kerry Grens | Dec 30, 2014
J. Robert Beyster, who established one of the largest research and engineering firms, passed away at age 90.
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
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
Jef Akst | May 14, 2014
The agency OKs the first prosthetic arm controlled by neural signals from the user’s muscles.