By Heidi Harley

science / science - 5 years ago

France to run driverless mainline trains within five years

French railway operator SNCF said Wednesday it was planning to introduce prototypes of driverless mainline trains for passengers and freight by 2023, and include them in scheduled services in subsequent years. "With autonomous trains, all the trains will run in a harmonized way and at the same spee...

science / science - 5 years ago

Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold

Hurricane Florence is poised to hit the mid-Atlantic coast and the Carolinas this week, and satellite images of the storm are nothing short of terrifying. Astronauts at the International Space Station, for example, struggled to fit the enormous storm into one frame.  "We could only capture her...

science / science - 5 years ago

What's the Likelihood That CRISPR Will Cure Cancer?

This is the basic concept behind a technology that's been garnering a lot of interest over the past several years. Called CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat, this genetic editing technology offers hope that one day doctors will be able to easily correc...