This Week In Science (February 10-16, 2020)

1.) Scientists Discover the World’s Largest Bacteria-Eating Virus. In an article published in the journal Nature, scientists reported that they had discovered the world’s largest virus. Clocking in at more than 735,000 base pairs, the virus is so large that it blurs the line between living and nonliving. Senior author, Continue Reading

What is the Singularity?

What is the Technological Singularity? The Technological Singularity is a hypothesis that there will be an intelligence explosion. Most often, the singularity is posited as runaway exponential computing growth and is normally associated with general artificial intelligence.  This concept has received a lot of criticism and skepticism over the years, Continue Reading

This Week In Science (February 3-9, 2020)

1.)  CRISPR Gene Editing Takes a Major Step Forward In a study in Science, researchers announced that they had successfully used CRISPR CAS9 gene editing to edit T-cells in 3 cancer patients. twp gees that encoded for T Cell receptor chains were deleted in order to enhance the expression of Continue Reading

This Week In Science (January 27- February 2, 2020)

1.) China Announces a New Rapid Screening Test for Coronavirus Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak that is ravaging China, it was announced that a new rapid screening test has been developed. The test can indicate the presence of Coronavirus in less than 15 minutes. Production capacity is currently 4000 kits per Continue Reading

This Week in Science (April 9-15 2019)

1.) Astronomers Take the First Direct Image of a Black Hole This week, astronomers released the first ever picture of a black hole. The picture of a supermassive black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy shows a bright disk of orbiting gas circling around a black hole and Continue Reading

This Week in Science (April 1-8, 2019)

1.) For the first time, scientists image how individual immune system molecules activate  In a first, the process for how immune system cells are switched on has been imaged. The environment signals the immune cell, which leads to several hundred proteins forming into a linked network. This process is called Continue Reading

This Week in Science (March 25-31 2019)

1.) Tokamak reactor achieves sufficient pressure for fusion In a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal “Physical Review”, scientists reported that they had achieved an unexpectantly high pressure when generating plasma in a tokamak reactor. Researchers achieved a pressure thought to be sufficient for a sustained energy positive fusion reaction. Continue Reading