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You’ve heard of CRISPR, now meet its newer, savvier cousin CRISPR Prime

You’ve heard of CRISPR, now meet its newer, savvier cousin CRISPR Prime CRISPR, the revolutionary ability to snip out and alter genes with scissor-like precision, has exploded in popularity over the last few years and is generally seen as the standalone wizard of modern gene-editing. However, it’s not a perfect system, sometimes […]

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Eigen nabs $37M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’

Eigen nabs M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’ One of the bigger trends in enterprise software has been the emergence of startups building tools to make the benefits of artificial intelligence technology more accessible to non-tech companies. Today, one that has built a […]

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The road ahead for Waymo, AV engineering and mobility, with Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov

The road ahead for Waymo, AV engineering and mobility, with Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov Earlier this month, TechCrunch held its annual Mobility Sessions event down in San Jose, where leading mobility-focused auto companies, startups, executives and thought leaders joined us to discuss all things autonomous vehicle technology, micromobility and electric vehicles. Extra […]

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink looks to begin outfitting human brains with faster input and output starting next year

Elon Musk’s Neuralink looks to begin outfitting human brains with faster input and output starting next year Neuralink, the Elon Musk-led startup that the multi-entrepreneur founded in 2017, is working on technology that’s based around ‘threads’ which it says can be implanted in human brains with much less potential impact to the […]

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Gates-backed Lumotive upends lidar conventions using metamaterials

Gates-backed Lumotive upends lidar conventions using metamaterials Pretty much every self-driving car on the road, not to mention many a robot and drone, uses lidar to sense its surroundings. But useful as lidar is, it also involves physical compromises that limit its capabilities. Lumotive is a new company with funding from Bill […]

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XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses As healthcare moves toward genetically tailored treatments, one of the biggest hurdles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of fast, low-cost genetic testing. And few people are more familiar with the problems of today’s genetic diagnostics tools than Kalim Mir, the 52-year-old founder […]

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Nobel Prize goes to laser-wrangling physicists, including first woman to be honored in 55 years

Nobel Prize goes to laser-wrangling physicists, including first woman to be honored in 55 years The 2018 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to a trio of researchers whose work in lasers enabled all kinds of new experiments and treatments. Arthur Ashkin is the primary recipient, sharing the prize with Gérard […]

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Lunewave is pitching a new sensor offering better vision for autonomous vehicles

Lunewave is pitching a new sensor offering better vision for autonomous vehicles The investment arms of BMW and the Chinese search technology giant, Baidu, along with a large original equipment manufacturer for the auto industry and a slew of technology investors have all come together to back Lunewave, a startup developing new […]

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NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket

NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket This weekend, NASA is launching a new high-tech satellite to monitor the planet’s glacier and sea ice levels — with space lasers, naturally. ICESat-2 will be a huge boon for climatologists, and it’s also a bittersweet […]

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Inside Atari’s rise and fall

Inside Atari’s rise and fall Jamie Lendino Contributor Share on Twitter Jamie Lendino is the editor-in-chief of Extreme Tech By the first few months of 1982, it had become more common to see electronics stores, toy stores, and discount variety stops selling 2600 games. This was before Electronics Boutique, Software Etc., and […]

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