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Scientists want this CRISPR pill to one day replace antibiotics

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison want to stamp out antibiotic-resistant bacteria one pill at a time. Their weapons of choice are deception and a powerful gene-editing tool called CRISPR.
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Automated agriculture: Can robots, drones, and AI save us from starvation?

In their never-ending quest for increased efficiency, many farmers are now turning to agricultural robots to cut down on operation costs. But can automation give agriculture the boost it needs to meet the demands of 9 billion people?

The new Google Earth wants to take you on a voyage, and it starts at home

When it first launched in 2005, Google Earth put global imaging in the hands of everyday users. With the Google Earth relaunch this week, Google hopes to take you around the world from a different perspective.
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What happens when a drone is hit by lightning? It’s not pretty

Drones are fair-weather friends, according to this lightning machine and a group of researchers. But this is a video you will want to see for yourself. Try not to cringe when you see what happens to the "protected" drone.
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Two unconventional tools help researchers detect buried land mines

A team of researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed an innovative method for detecting buried land mines, and it combines two unconventional tools: lasers and fluorescent bacteria.

Got a second? This app from MIT helps you learn a language in your spare time

Through a new series of apps called WaitSuite, a team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory hope to turn brief moments into learning opportunities.
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Machine learning algorithms surpass doctors at predicting heart attacks

Scientists have managed to develop an algorithm that outperforms medical doctors when it comes to predicting heart attacks. And this, experts say, could save thousands of lives every year.
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From corn to cattle, gene editing is about to supercharge agriculture

Dubbed the "CRISPR Revolution," scientific advances in gene editing have huge potential that many experts think could help fortify our food system and feed an increasing global population that's threatened by climate change.
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Can tech help us feed a population of 9 billion-plus? Welcome to the Future of Food

Over the next few decades, global food production will need to scale up tremendously to keep pace with humanity's growing population. Can technological advances help us feed all those hungry mouths, or are we doomed to starvation?

Check out the launch design of that crazy 16-lens camera

After several delays, the unique L16 camera from Light is set to start shipping to customers in the U.S. this July. New images of the final design show a few subtle changes, though the overall look remains largely unchanged.
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Hyperloop summer contest will see who has the fastest passenger pod

SpaceX's next Hyperloop contest may be the most exciting yet as it will focus on a single element: speed. Teams from around the world will test their passenger pods on a track in California to see who has the fastest design.
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Rogue drones are being targeted by new ‘specialist squad’ in the U.K.

A new "specialist squad" has been set up in the U.K. to target criminals trying to fly contraband into the nation's prisons. The problem is a growing one, prompting a growing number of companies to offer solutions.