Baby gene experiment by Chinese researcher ‘foolish and dangerous’: Experts

The first people to be gene-edited, a pair of baby twin girls in China, may have been mutated in a way that they are likely to die young, researchers said, calling the action “very dangerous” and “foolish”. Continue Reading

3D printing: Engineers develop new piezoelectric material

Piezoelectric materials are little engineering marvels that can be found in everything from our phones to electric stoves due to their ability to generate an electric charge in response to applied mechanical stress. However, they have their limitations. Continue Reading

Blue light from smartphones may speed blindness

Washington: Blue light emitted from smartphones and other digital devices can accelerate blindness by transforming vital molecules in the eye’s retina into cell killers, a study has found. Macular degeneration, an incurable eye disease that results in significant vision loss… Continue Reading

Indian telescope discovers most distant radio galaxy ever

Astronomers have used an Indian telescope to discover the most distant radio galaxy ever known, located at a distance of 12 billion light-years. The galaxy from a time when the universe was only seven per cent of its current age was found using the Giant Meter-wave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in Pune. Continue Reading