A Biotech Company Wants to Take Human DNA and Create Artificial Embryos That Could Be Used to Harvest Organs for Medical Transplants

A Biotech Company Wants to Take Human DNA and Create Artificial Embryos That Could Be Used to Harvest Organs for Medical Transplants

A biotechnology company based in Israel wants to replicate a recent experiment that successfully created an artificial mouse embryo from stem cells — only this time with human cells…


Ethereum’s “Merge” Is About to Put Every Ether Miner Out of Work

In a few weeks, Ethereum is slated to undergo the most significant change in its seven-year history. Until now, the Ethereum blockchain has been secured using a method called “proof-of-work,” which consumes more electricity than the entire nation of Belgium. Next month’s switch to a new method called “proof-of-stake” is expected to cut Ethereum’s energy consumption by a factor of 1,000…


Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Are Finally on the Way

Over-the-counter hearing aids in the U.S. are officially becoming a reality. On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration finalized the regulations needed for hearing aids to become widely available without a prescription. These OTC aids may save money for millions of Americans with poor hearing and are expected to reach retail shelves in as little as two months…


Sensors in Rainforest Hear a Chainsaw and Then Call in the People That Will Stop the Deforestation

It’s been nearly a year since satellite Internet-of-Things connectivity provider Swarm was acquired by SpaceX, and Swarm co-founder and CEO Sara Spangelo (now senior director of Satellite Engineering at SpaceX) is ready to talk about what Swarm’s been up to in that time. SpaceX is not known to be a super acquisitive company, so I was curious to hear about what it’s been like for Spangelo and for Swarm. Mostly, it’s been 10 months of rapid acceleration, she says…

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