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CRISPR defined: The revolutionary instrument that is reworking genetic engineering

CRISPR defined: The revolutionary instrument that is reworking genetic engineering

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We are in the midst of a gene-editing revolution. For four decades, scientists have tinkered with our genes. Since the 1970s, they've experimentally switched them on and off, uncovering their functions; mapped their location within our genome; and even inserted or deleted them in animals, plants and human beings.¬† And in November 2018, a¬†Chinese scientist…
Ion drive fulfills drone, as little airplane flies without any moving parts

Ion drive fulfills drone, as little airplane flies without any moving...

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The Johnson Indoor Track at MIT probably won't go down in history in the same way as Kitty Hawk has, but it was the scene of a first in powered flight. A team of researchers has managed to build the first aircraft powered by an ionic wind, a propulsion system that requires no moving parts.…
New research study sheds more light on what triggered Centuries Bridge to wobble

New research study sheds more light on what triggered Centuries Bridge...

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Enlarge / London's Millennium Bridge had issues with excessive shaking and swaying when it first opened in June 2000. Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto/Getty Images When London's Millennium Bridge first opened in June 2000, the city was alarmed to discover that the motion of crowds of pedestrians crossing it gave rise to significant shaking and swaying. Londoners nicknamed…

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