Chinese scientists are preparing for the first human trials with the Crispr gene editing tool to engineer people's bodies to fight cancer. "What could go wrong?" asks anyone who has never seen a zombie movie.
A European research team has found a way to rapidly replicate the naturally occurring "lotus effect' to create a self-cleaning metal that could reshape efficiency and safety in food production facilities.
Innovation, we seem to think, is limited to the high tech, to cutting edge gadgetry and sleek, space-age designs; innovation is the fresh and new, the overtly cool and geeky. But that’s not true. Not at all.