Can We Use Genetics To Build NEW Species?
Scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute sequenced the genome of the bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides and coded it into a computer. After intensive study, they understood the genome well enough to create a synthetic version of the organism FROM SCRATCH.
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FW: Thinking: Will Solar Power Be The Energy Miracle?
Our biggest sources of energy today are also big sources of carbon dioxide. Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, said It will take an "energy miracle" to tackle climate change and meet our energy needs in the coming decades.
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3D printing can be used to create everything from furniture to human organs. Learn about the present and future of 3D printing in this video from Fw:Thinking.
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In the future, will happiness be as simple as getting the right balance of chemicals in the brain, or is there more to it than that? Learn more about the future of happiness in this video from Fw:Thinking.
Fw:Thinking: Hunting Exoplanets
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