Author Archives: Luke Dormehl

{FD} Johns Hopkins scientists genetically engineer malaria-resistant mosquitoes

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have genetically engineered mosquitoes that are resistant to the malaria parasite by deleting a gene that helps malaria to survive in the mosquito’s gut. Continue reading

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{FD} Welsh police force is first in UK to use virtual reality to train its officers

Gwent Police, located in Wales, recently launched a new, immersive virtual reality training system for its officers, becoming the first police force in the United Kingdom to do so. Continue reading

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{FD} This A.I. literally reads your mind to re-create images of the faces you see

Neuroscientists at Canada’s University of Toronto Scarborough have demonstrated A.I. technology that can read your mind by reconstructing images from brain data. Here’s how it works. Continue reading

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{FD} Stanford’s ‘diamond anvil’ technology could be a game-changer for chemistry

Stanford’s molecular diamond anvil could be used to create custom molecules through the triggering of unique chemical reactions. And all by simply giving them a good, high-pressured squeeze! Continue reading

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{FD} New DNA vaccine could lead to a one-dose universal vaccine for the flu

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine have developed a DNA vaccine, which could have the makings of a one-dose universal flu protection. Here’s how it works. Continue reading

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{FD} Amazon Echos given to people in need to reduce demands on caregivers

An innovative trial taking place in the U.K. is giving Amazon Echos to people with learning disabilities to see if they can help cut down on demands for already overstretched human caregivers. Continue reading

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{FD} Genetically optimized corn is more nutritious, could revolutionize agriculture

Scientists at Rutgers University and Chinas Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences have come up with a way to improve the nutritional value of corn using smart gene-editing technology. Continue reading

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{FD} New type of microscope can peer into the brain of a living, moving creature

Researchers have developed a new microscope that can observe the brain activities in a zebrafish without affecting its behavior. The results could shed more light on how our own brains function. Continue reading

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