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This Is the End of the Silicon Chip, Here’s What’s Next

Electronics keep getting smaller, and it’s all thanks to electric switches called transistors. When these little fellas replaced vacuum tubes, computers went from the size of entire rooms to merely the corner of a room. In the 60-odd years since, transistors have kept shrinking, scaling down and powering up our electronics with them. But many […]

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Is It Easier to Recognize People Who Look Like You?

Faces are possibly the most important visual stimuli that we perceive. The moment you see a person’s face, you can infer their race, age, mood, identity, and possibly their gender expression (always ask). Unless, of course, you have prosopagnosia, aka ‘face blindness’ — where you can’t tell familiar or unfamiliar faces apart. Prosopagnosia is important […]

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What is CRISPR & How Could It Edit Your DNA?

CRISPR could be responsible for a new era of genetically perfected plants, animals, and even humans…but what the heck is it? Hello imperfect humans, Trace here for DNews. A few years ago, something called Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats or CRISPR burst onto scene. It worked so well scientists began issuing ethical statements about […]

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