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TECH 13 Jan 2016 | 9:08 AM

US patent agency to decide inventor of powerful gene editing technology

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.

TECH 19 Nov 2015 | 8:00 AM

Potato to Web: Internet outsourcing in Pakistan’s mountainous north

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.

TECH 09 Sep 2015 | 8:00 AM

Smartphone ingredient found in plant extracts

Scientists in Germany have come up with a method for extracting the precious element germanium from plants.

TECH 25 Aug 2015 | 3:17 PM

Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths

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.

TECH 11 Jun 2015 | 7:30 AM

Home cooking US startup Blue Apron gets funding sizzle

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.

TECH 20 May 2015 | 12:56 PM

Google Ventures leads US$15mil deal in Farmers Business Network

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.

TECH 08 May 2015 | 12:17 PM

Startup turns old shipping containers into farms

The food tech startup Freight Farms is giving new life to old shipping containers, and at the same time giving impetus to locally grown food.

TECH 07 May 2015 | 1:44 PM

FAA in partnerships to test beyond-line-of-sight drones

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.

TECH 10 Mar 2015 | 2:57 PM

Exelis to offer drone-tracking system as industry, NASA seek to ease safety fears

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.

TECH 09 Mar 2015 | 3:14 PM

In Japan, Abe's robot panel aims to give drone industry an edge

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.