TWITTER TURNS DOWN THE CRISPR HYPE

#CRISPRfacts – & head-nod to @BabyAttachMode http://t.co/SxTUvzVJz2— Andrew Maynard (@2020science) July 22, 2015 The gene editing technique CRISPR was launched from relative public obscurity to the mainstream today when #CRISPRfacts began trending on Twitter, quieting some of the hype surrounding a Wired story. CRISPR does hold a lot of promise. Unlike previous gene editing techniques,…

NEW YORK’S GARBAGE CANS WILL TURN INTO WI-FI HOTSPOTS

Garbage cans are the latest previously un-smart objects to become Wi-Fi-enabled. Waste management company Bigbelly equipped two of its smart bins with wireless internet in downtown Manhattan last winter, providing 50 to 75 megabits per second. That’s fast enough to download an HD movie in nine minutes, or upload 200 photos in about 27 seconds.…