Part living organism, part machine: synthetic biology’s big promise

By Susan Kuchinskas The head and tail fin are gray plastic. Two transparent plastic wings jut out at right angles. The body of the fish is a tiny slab of muscle: human, stem-cell-derived cardiac cells. It swims like a fish, moving independently and randomly, powered by the same beat as a human heart. Researchers from … Read more

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ has promise, and the usual frustrations

There are reasons that Star Trek: Strange New Worlds exists beyond the need to keep the Trek content pumping so nobody thinks too hard about canceling Paramount+. It’s designed to quell some of the discontent in Star Trek’s vast and vocal fanbase about the direction the live-action shows have traveled under the stewardship of uber-producer … Read more

The Promise of 5G – Worth The Hype

5G has become one of the biggest buzzwords in the technology world over the last three years. The promise of a brave new world of connectivity with automated factories, self-driving cars, remote surgeries, futuristic and so on – the possibilities are endless cities. Critics of 5G go on about how 5G is all hype, citing … Read more