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A New CRISPR Tool Flips Genes On and Off Like a Light Switch

CRISPR is revolutionary. It’s also a total brute. The classic version of the gene editing wunderkind literally slices a gene to bits just to turn it off. It’s effective, yes. But it’s like putting an electrical wire through a paper shredder to turn off a misbehaving light bulb. Once the wires are cut, there’s no […]

Nanophotonics Could Be the Dark Horse of the Quantum Computing Race

The race to build the first practical quantum computers looks like a two-horse contest between machines built from superconducting qubits and those that use trapped ions. But new research suggests a third contender—machines based on optical technology—could sneak up on the inside. The most advanced quantum computers today are the ones built by Google and IBM, which rely on superconducting circuits to […]

Four Ways to Help Those Who Might Lose Out in the Green Economy

So far, I’ve participated in 11 virtual events to discuss my new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, with a few more to come. At each one, I’ve talked about how the world needs to transform its entire physical economy so we can stop emitting greenhouse gases by 2050, and at nearly every event, I’ve […]

4th Industrial Revolution

How to Switch to Remote Working

After decades spent in offices, the idea of working remotely seemed alien to a large part of the population even back in 2019, especially to those who have bonded with their colleagues and find face-to-face communication the most effective. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made adjustments, and not necessarily for the worse. People have switched […]

Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Everyone is talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. There is no question that we are in the middle of the automation and interconnectedness of devices, processes, smart homes, machines and other instruments. Not a day goes by where we are not receiving groundbreaking news on pioneering technology like IoT, robotics, AI, cloud computing, 3-D printing, […]

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