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Researchers Develop an Engineered ‘Mini’ CRISPR Genome Editing System

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: In a paper published Sept. 3 in Molecular Cell, [Stanley Qi, assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University] and his collaborators announce what they believe is a major step forward for CRISPR: An efficient, multi-purpose, mini CRISPR system. Whereas the commonly used CRISPR systems — with names like Cas9 and Cas12a denoting ... Read More »

Wildly Reinvented Wind Turbine Generates Five Times More Energy Than Its Competitors

Norwegian company Wind Catching Systems is developing a floating, multi-turbine technology for wind farms that could generate five times the annual energy of the world’s largest, single wind turbine. This increased efficiency is due to an innovative design that reinvents the way wind farms look and perform. Fast Company reports: Unlike traditional wind turbines, which consist of one pole and ... Read More »

Qualcomm Debuts Lossless Bluetooth Audio Streaming With aptX Lossless

Qualcomm says it’s figured out a way to deliver lossless audio over Bluetooth, yielding quality that should be indistinguishable from uncompressed sources. And it’s calling it aptX Lossless, the next generation of Qualcomm’s proprietary audio format. From a report: Taking a “systems level approach,” was the key, the company says, as it’s “optimized a number of core wireless connectivity and ... Read More »

Apple Faces Probe From US Labor Board Over Complaints of Hostile Working Conditions

The US National Labor Relations Board is looking into cases filed against the tech giant by two of the main voices accusing the company of permitting a hostile work environment. Engadget reports: The first complaint was filed by Ashley Gjovik, the senior engineering program manager who said she spent months talking with the company about unsafe working conditions and sexism ... Read More »

US Air Force Chief Software Officer Quits

The US Air Force’s first ever chief software officer has quit the job after branding it “probably the most challenging and infuriating of my entire career” in a remarkably candid blog post. The Register reports: Nicolas Chaillan’s impressively blunt leaving note, which he posted to his LinkedIn profile, castigated USAF senior hierarchy for failing to prioritise basic IT issues, saying: ... Read More »