Posts in: biotechnology

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Artificial intelligence pioneers need to stop obsessing over themselves

Artificial intelligence pioneers need to stop obsessing over themselves

Mimicking the human brain will only hinder the pursuit of true artificial intelligence, says Facebook’s director of AI research.

By | Posted September 18, 2017

Giving antibiotics a boost

Giving antibiotics a boost

Dr. Luca Guardabassi is finding new ways to weaken drug-resistant bacteria

By | Posted June 21, 2017

The frustrating quest to define consciousness

The frustrating quest to define consciousness

Never mind determining whether a robot can be conscious, we can’t even decide what the word means

By | Posted June 7, 2017

You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

Having a colonoscopy? Those bowel cleanses remain a necessary inconvenience, but doctors are working to make them less unpleasant

By | Posted April 19, 2017

De-extinction debunked: what we didn’t learn from Jurassic Park

De-extinction debunked: what we didn’t learn from Jurassic Park

Extinct species may soon be resurrected — but just because we can doesn’t mean we’re ready for them

By | Posted March 22, 2017

The American chestnut tree has a good shot at making a comeback

The American chestnut tree has a good shot at making a comeback

Two sophisticated techniques could rescue the beloved American chestnut tree — but the riskier approach might work better

By | Posted January 25, 2017

A twinkle of light in a microscope’s eye

A twinkle of light in a microscope’s eye

Researchers are using biological glow sticks and finely-tuned cameras to look deeper within cells.

By | Posted December 21, 2016

How to beat a fingerprint scanner

How to beat a fingerprint scanner

3-D printed hands expose security vulnerability

By | Posted November 16, 2016

VIDEO: Bioart in action

VIDEO: Bioart in action

How Project Orange combines biotechnology and design to push the boundaries of art

By | Posted February 7, 2016

VIDEO: Bioart in action

VIDEO: Bioart in action

How Project Orange combines biotechnology and design to push the boundaries of art

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