Scientists place 500-million-year-old gene in modern organism

Jul 11, 2012 by

It’s a project 500 million years in the making. Only this time, instead of playing on a movie screen in Jurassic Park, it’s happening in a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Using a process called paleo-experimental evolution, Georgia Tech researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day Escherichia coli [...]

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The Visionary of 1934: The scientist whose ‘televised book’ foretold the world wide web seven decades ago

Jun 12, 2012 by

A scientist in the 1930s may have been decades ahead of his time when he suggested combining a telephone connection with a TV screen.While many have difficulty remembering the world without the internet, it was nothing more than imagination in 1934, when Paul Otlet described what would become the information superhighway. See it on Scoop.it, [...]

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Mind reading machines on their way: IBM

Dec 21, 2011 by

IBM gave the examples of ringing someone up just by thinking it, or willing a cursor to move on a computer screen.Biological makeup will become the key to personal identity, with retina scans of recognition of faces or voices used to confirm who people are rather than typing in passwords, the company forecast. See it [...]

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