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A showdown between two teams of top US scientists over who was first to invent a breakthrough gene-editing technology known as CRISPR formally began on Jan 11 as a US government agency launched proceedings to decide the issue.
When a landslide created a huge, turquoise lake that cut them off the world, the farmers of Gulmit were left destitute and unable to sell their potatoes. Their solution: to drag their Himalayan valley in Pakistan’s far north into the Internet age.
Australian scientists revealed they are using micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline of the pollinators.
A US startup that delivers do-it-yourself home cooking kits complete with pre-measured ingredients announced it will turn up the heat with US$135mil (RM505.33mil) in fresh funding.
Google Inc and two venture capitalist firms are investing US$15mil (RM54.16mil) in a US tech company that helps farmers maximise their crops based on data gathered by agricultural equipment and shared between growers.
The Federal Aviation Administration said it would work with two private US companies to test commercial drones that can fly beyond an operator's line of sight, a precursor to sophisticated drone operations such as package delivery.
US aerospace company Exelis Inc is close to unveiling a low-altitude surveillance system for drones, the latest sign of how a "highway in the sky" is likely to evolve.
The government of Japan, a country with a proven track record in electronics and robotics, is looking to fast track industry-friendly regulation to give its drone sector an edge over the United States.