Science

The latest in science news, from the depths of space to the quantum realm.

New charging approach could extend battery life by at least 20%

November 07, 2022
The many cells that make up a lithium battery pack are not all equal; some will degrade and die faster than others. New research out of Stanford has found that the whole battery can live much longer if each cell gets an individual charging treatment.

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  • Remote controlled worms can follow stop and go lights

    November 28, 2022
    Scientists in Japan have demonstrated a technique that allows them to remotely control the movements of worms. By implanting light-sensitive proteins into the organisms, the team was able to make them move under green light and stop under UV.
  • New CRISPR gene-editing system can "drag-and-drop" DNA in bulk

    November 24, 2022
    A new technique has been added to the CRISPR gene-editing toolbox. Known as PASTE, the system uses virus enzymes to “drag-and-drop” large sections of DNA into a genome, which could help treat a range of genetic diseases.
  • Oldest meal on record dates back half a billion years

    November 23, 2022
    The remains of the oldest meal on record have been identified. In half-billion-year-old fossils of a strange slug-like creature called Kimberella, scientists found preserved food molecules in the gut, revealing what and how these ancient animals ate.
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