CRISPR-carrying Nanoparticles Edit the Genome

In a new study, MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system and specifically modify genes, eliminating the need to use viruses for delivery. Image credit: MIT News In a new study, MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system and specifically modify genes in mice.

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Best Black Friday 2017 deals for smartphones – CNET

We round up discounts on phones for every budget.

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Google Maps gets makeover with new colors and icons – CNET

The tech giant and cartographic colossus spruces up the Maps interface to make things easier to spot.

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Germany Holds Expert Dialogue on Nanotechnologies in the Automotive Sector – Nanotechnology News

Germany Holds Expert Dialogue on Nanotechnologies in the Automotive SectorNanotechnology NewsOn September 26-27, 2017, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) held an Expert Dialogue regarding the opportunities and risks of the application of nanotechnologies in the automotive sector.

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Cockrell researchers improve lithium-ion battery anodes

Cheaper, more efficient batteries could result from new anode materials developed by Cockrell School of Engineering researchers. The Interdigitated Eutectic Alloy, or IdEA, anode was designed by Texas Materials Institute director Arumugam Manthiram's lab to improve lithium-ion batteries, which are found in several everyday devices from cell phones to electric cars.

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Three-dimensional nanomagnets for the computer of tomorrow

Since the late 60′s electronic devices have stored and transmitted information (bits) in two-dimensional circuits. Now, researchers have been able to break this barrier by creating a nanoscale magnetic circuit capable of moving information along the three dimensions of space. This breakthrough could lead to an important increase in storage and processing capacities of electronic devices over those used today.

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The material so black your eyes can’t see it

Touted as the darkest man-made substance in the world, Vantablack is so uncomfortably black the human eye can't quite decipher what it is seeing. It is thought to be the closest thing to a black hole we will ever experience.

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A Mix of Nanomaterials Leads to a New Quantum Photonic Circuit Architecture – IEEE Spectrum

IEEE SpectrumA Mix of Nanomaterials Leads to a New Quantum Photonic Circuit ArchitectureIEEE SpectrumFinally, they will come out at the output ports of the network, with a probability at each port that is determined by quantum mechanics. These probabilities are the final outcome of the experiment. Because of the inherent randomness of this process …

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Apple under investigation in patent dispute on multiple devices – CNET

Two companies file complaints against Apple, claiming the company stole patents to make the Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

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Counterfeits, product piracy can be prevented by security features, such as printed 3-D microstructures

Security features are to protect bank notes, documents, and branded products against counterfeiting. Now researchers propose to use printed 3-D microstructures instead of 2-D structures, such as holograms, to improve counterfeit protection.

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