A 3D ink made from living cells to create living structures

A 3D ink made from living cells to create living structures

FIG. 1: Schedule of design strategy, production and functional applications of microbial ink. an E. coli was genetically engineered to produce microbial inks by fusing α (bud) and γ (hollow) protein domains, derived from fibrin to the major structural component of curli nanofibers, CsgA. After secretion, the CsgA-α and CsgA-γ monomers assemble themselves into nanofibers … Read more

Spectacular coral event this year spawns hope – and billions of babies for Great Barrier Reef (SE)

Oceanographers enjoyed an eruption of colors and life flowing forth in the annual spawning of corals from the Great Barrier Reef last week. Lent by Reef Teach After the full moon in November, scientists witnessed a banner year that inspired hopes of reviving the world’s coral reefs. At the iconic reef off the coast of … Read more

AI discovers over 300 unknown exoplanets in Kepler telescope data

A new artificial intelligence algorithm has discovered over 300 unprecedented exoplanets in data collected by a now defunct exoplanet hunting telescope. That Kepler space telescope, NASA’s first dedicated exoplanet hunter, has observed hundreds of thousands of stars in search of potentially habitable worlds outside our solar system. The catalog of potential planets it had collected … Read more

Is NASA aware of any terrestrial asteroids? [Video]

Is NASA do you know of any terrestrial asteroids? Fortunately, there have been no known asteroid threats to Earth for at least 100 years. But that does not mean we are not looking for. Asteroid expert Davide Farnocchia from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory breaks it down: Video printout: Is NASA aware of any terrestrial asteroids? … Read more

Is NASA aware of any terrestrial asteroids? [Video]

Is NASA do you know of any terrestrial asteroids? Fortunately, there have been no known asteroid threats to Earth for at least 100 years. But that does not mean we are not looking for. Asteroid expert Davide Farnocchia from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory breaks it down: Video printout: Is NASA aware of any terrestrial asteroids? … Read more

Webb – The most powerful space telescope ever built – will look back in time to the dark ages of the universe

The artist’s impression of the NASA / ESA / CSA James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: ESA, NASA, S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF team, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems / STScI / ATG medialab Some have called NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope “the telescope that ate astronomy.” It is the most powerful space telescope ever built … Read more

Fight your food technology enthusiasm

There are two problems with this approach. First, promises of technologies to reduce emissions from agriculture often far exceed what they can actually deliver. Such as. Matthew Hayek and I wrote in WIRED earlier this year, widely published claims that feeding cows with algae feed additives could reduce their emissions by 80 percent actually seems … Read more