Their lab experiments were a success, but the technology is not yet to ready for use on human patients. News 

Researchers Create Bacteria to Identify Cancer Cells

A new technology has been created by a team of scientists from around the world that could aid in the detection and treatment of cancer in difficult-to-reach areas like the colon. The team has published a paper in the journal Science detailing their technique, which they have named CATCH, short for cellular assay for targeted, CRISPR-discriminated horizontal gene transfer. In their laboratory experiments, the scientists utilized a type of bacterium known as Acinetobacter baylyi. This particular bacterium has the natural ability to absorb DNA from its surroundings and incorporate it…

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The open-source model will serve as the basis for future forest, crop and climate change-monitoring AI. Space 

IBM and NASA Collaborate to Create Global Planetary Data System for Earth Sciences

In 2024, NASA predicts that its Earth science missions will produce approximately 250,000 terabytes of data. To effectively analyze this vast amount of satellite data, IBM, HuggingFace, and NASA have joined forces to develop an open-source geospatial foundation model. This model will serve as the groundwork for a new generation of climate and Earth science artificial intelligence systems. These AI systems will be capable of monitoring deforestation, forecasting crop yields, and tracking greenhouse gas emissions. In this project, IBM used the recently released as a base model of NASA’s…

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Researchers from the University of Bath used turpentine to produce chemical precursors. News 

Researchers Transform Paper Industry Waste into Ibuprofen and Other Painkillers

When people think of the pharmaceutical industry, they usually don’t associate it with the production of life-saving drugs and environmental degradation. However, a study conducted in 2019 by The Conversation revealed that drug companies actually produce more carbon dioxide equivalents per million dollars than the automotive industry. The study found that the pharmaceutical market, although 28 percent smaller, is 13 percent more polluting than the automotive sector. In other words, it is crucial for drug companies to decrease their carbon emissions in order to protect the planet and its inhabitants.…

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He played a key role in advancing laptops, phones and EVs. News 

John Goodenough, Inventor of Lithium-ion Battery Technology, Passes Away at 100

Dr. John Goodenough, who is widely recognized as the inventor of the lithium-ion battery and a significant figure in the field of technology, has passed away at the age of 100, according to the University of Texas at Austin. His contributions have made cellphones, laptops, and electric vehicles feasible, and he is regarded as one of the most influential scientists in the industry. The researchers had studied lithium batteries before. For example, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham prepared a plan in which lithium was combined with titanium disulfide. However, The New…

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