New Atlas – New Technology & Science News 2022-11-25 05:06:33

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.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: CRISPR, gene therapy, Genetics, Genetic engineering, MIT, DNA, Virus, Enzyme … [Read more...]

Authenticated ancient coins reveal a Roman emperor lost to history

History is full of artifacts that later turn out to be fakes, but very occasionally the opposite can happen. New analysis of ancient Roman coins long dismissed as forgeries has found they appear to be authentic, revealing a previously unknown Roman emperor.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: History, Currency, Romania, Rome, Archeology, University College London, University of Glasgow, Microscopes … [Read more...]

Pixel keyboard can be customized with Lego bricks

You can build just about anything out of Lego, and now that even includes your keyboard. Pixel is a new mechanical keyboard from MelGeek that can be customized with Lego bricks around the rim, on the back or even on the keys themselves.Continue ReadingCategory: Electronics, ScienceTags: Keyboard, Bluetooth Keyboards, Computer, Computer Human Interface, Computers, PC, Windows, Laptop, Apple, Mobile, Tablet, Kickstarter … [Read more...]

Oldest meal on record dates back half a billion years

The remains of the oldest meal on record have been identified. In fossils of a strange slug-like creature called Kimberella, which lived half a billion years ago, scientists have found food molecules preserved in the gut, revealing what and how these ancient animals ate.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Fossils, Food, Australian National University, Life, Evolution … [Read more...]

James Webb captures complete chemical profile of exoplanet atmosphere

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has provided the most detailed look at the atmosphere of an exoplanet ever. Analyzing data from four instruments, a team of astronomers was able to compile a complete molecular and chemical profile of the planet, including signs of active chemistry.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Astronomy, Exoplanet, Planet, Gas Giant, James Webb Space Telescope, JWST, NASA, Atmosphere, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon … [Read more...]

New Atlas – New Technology & Science News 2022-11-23 02:52:58

Scientists believe that the Earth is currently in the midst of its sixth major extinction event, but a new study suggests that’s not the case – it may actually be the seventh. Scientists have found evidence of a previously unknown mass extinction event that struck half a billion years ago.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Fossils, Life, Extinction, UC Riverside, University of California Riverside, Virginia Tech, Animals, Evolution … [Read more...]