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A new report from the World Economic Forum says 1.4 million US jobs will be hit by automation between now and 2026—but training could ease the losses.
A new report says at least 86 people have had their genes edited in China to help cure disease.
Backstory: We already knew that China had experimented with gene editing in humans since 2016, becoming the first nation in the world to do so. No human CRISPR… Read more
A simple-to-take test that tells if you have a tumor lurking, and even where it is in your body, is a lot closer to reality—and may cost only $500.
The new test, developed at Johns Hopkins University, looks for signs of eight common types of cancer....Read the full story →
A team at the University of Glasgow reported in Science Thursday that they have made a series of 3-D printable reaction vessels, or “reactionware,” that can be used to turn simple compounds into medicines.
Why use 3-D printing? “This approach will allow… Read more
A new analysis of global science and engineering competence shows that the United States is struggling to fight off an increasingly competitive China.
New details about a worrying industrial-plant hack show that cyberattacks on infrastructure are becoming a greater threat than ever.
A new model can detect abnormalities in x-rays better than radiologists—in some parts of the body, anyway.
In cryptocurrency circles, calling something “centralized” is an insult. The epithet stems from Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s revelation: a monetary system doesn’t need a central authority, like a government, to work. That’s such a potent idea that...Read the full story →
Using five million real online purchases, researchers trained an AI that can create fake e-commerce orders.
Harvard researchers have demonstrated a new technique they call “rotational 3-D printing” that provides precision control over the materials it prints.
Learning from nature: Natural products like bone and wood have complex microstructures that give them… Read more