Gene Editing: CRISPR Patent Dispute Can’t Slow Innovation
CRISPR-Cas9 is the big name in gene-editing technology — and for good reason. An ongoing patent dispute holds potentially millions — even billions — in new business. But researchers continue to find new ways to make us better, stronger, faster...
Will Driverless Cars Kill Their Masters?
The intersection of ride-sharing algorithms, self-driving cars, and artificial intelligence is a great metaphor for the food chain. There’s always a bigger fish.
Elon Musk Is the Madman We Need
We already know that the future of humanity rests on our ability to colonize the cosmos. It’s just a matter of who can get there first. Will it be NASA or acclaimed engineer/entrepreneur/impresario Elon Musk?
Internet of Things
Why 5G Wireless Technology Is Buzzing in Las Vegas
As this year’s Consumer Electronics Show gets underway in Las Vegas, we look at the onset of 5G wireless technology, which will boost connectivity speeds by 100 times and be critical to power the Internet of Things.
This Is Your End: Heart Disease or Cancer
The number of deaths from cancer and heart disease is staggeringly high. And while there’s no way to prevent death, innovation is helping us treat the pain and suffering.
The Cure to Cancer, Blindness, and Stroke
Dr. Molly Shoichet is all about attacking old problems with new solutions — and she’s on the verge of revolutionizing the way medicine treats illness, disease, and injury.
Who Owns the Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century?
Before the general public can benefit from the most revolutionary gene-editing technique of the 21st century, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has to figure out who the technology even belongs to — and who will profit.
Would You Eat 3-D-Printed Meat?
With the global population rising and the planet’s health deteriorating, scientists are innovating new ways to prevent food shortages while being environmentally conscious. Enter 3-D-printed meat.
CO2 Rocks: The “Cool” Side of Global Warming
As politicians continue to harp on about “energy independence” — be it through traditional fossil fuels or green, renewable energy — we look at how one method could help us… without killing the planet.
Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is a concept that’s already impacting our modern world. Some see a robot war brewing. But the real future is one of cooperation: AI plus HI.