August 31, 2017

The first quantum-cryptographic satellite network will be Chinese

IN THE never-ending arms race between encryptors and eavesdroppers, many of those on the side that is trying to keep messages secret are betting on quantum […]
August 31, 2017

A wonder drug for heart disease that isn’t that wonderful

ON AUGUST 27th the results of a trial of an anti-inflammatory medicine called canakinumab were released at a meeting, in Barcelona, of the European Society of […]
August 24, 2017

Sewing clothes still needs human hands. But for how much longer?

Sew long and thanks for all the jobs IN 1970 William J. Bank, president of the Blue Jeans Corporation, predicted that there would be a man […]
August 24, 2017

Leather grown using biotechnology is about to hit the catwalk

LEATHERMAKING is an ancient craft. The oldest leather artefact found so far is a 5,500-year-old shoe from a cave in Armenia, but paintings in Egyptian tombs […]