Cloning horror: Human clone fears as Euro scientists
CREATE LIFE from ‘nothing’
SCIENTISTS have created a living embryo in a laboratory
without using either egg or sperm in ground-breaking but hugely controversial
By CARLY READ 08:58, Thu, May 3, 2018 | UPDATED: 14:57,
Thu, May 3, 2018
The experimental research combined two types of stem
cells and created a viable embryo – which the team say would provide an
unlimited stock for medical research.
The created embryos would also be used for medical
treatment testing and help shed light on one of the biggest infertility enigmas
- why embryos fail to implant in the womb.
However critics say it is a huge step towards human
The researchers believe the wonder creation could see
mice being cloned in three years time, and humans two decades later.
Lead researcher, Professor Nicholas Rivron of Maastricht
University, said the main use for the embryos would be to test drugs and solve
the infertility riddle.
He said: “As you …
Smartphones to replace cards at bank machines
Agence France-Presse on Feb 20, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Here's another use for the smartphone as it invades daily
life: in place of your debit card at your bank cash machine.
The "cardless" automatic teller machine (ATM)
is gaining ground in the US and around the world, with smartphone technology
allowing for speedier and more secure transactions.
Dozens of US banks are installing new ATMs or updating
existing ones to allow customers to order cash on a mobile application and then
scan a code to get their money without having to insert a bank card.
US banking giants Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Chase
are in the process of deploying the new ATMs, as are a number of regional banks
and financial groups around the world. Makers of ATMs and financial software
groups are ramping up to meet this demand.
"We think our model (using smartphones) reduces a
lot of vulnerabilities," said Doug Brown, who leads mobile technology for
Buyer Beware: Hollywood Special Effects Now Permeate
Technology lets home sellers change photos to stage rooms
with virtual furniture and perform HGTV-style makeovers
By Ryan Dezember Updated March 4, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET
Real-estate listing photos have always accentuated the
positive, but computer-generated imagery of the sort Hollywood uses has now
become so cheap and prolific that home sellers are taking out walls, removing
ugly paneling and even adding digital swimming pools.
At the same time, photos are more important than ever:
Nearly every home search begins online and deals are often struck without
in-person showings, particularly among investors who are putting photos through
their own algorithms to price homes as they make an unprecedented move into the
U.S. housing market.
The technology allows sellers to green browned lawns,
stage rooms with virtual furniture like digital dollhouses and even perform
full-blown HGTV-style makeovers with clicks of a mouse.