Emerging Tech

Yarn made from lab-grown skin sounds horrifying, but it may help save your life

You probably won’t want your holiday sweater knitted with it, but yarn grown from human skin cells could nonetheless be a crucially important invention for future tissue grafts and organ repairs. The “human textiles” have been developed by researchers at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. Unlike synthetic materials which are currently […]

Gaming

New Star Wars movie to be made by Thor: Ragnarok director?

Enlarge Aurich Mandalorian Ragnarok Over the past few years, New Zealand’s Taika Waititi has become one of our favorite directors here at Ars. And with good reason—his back catalogue of feature films includes Eagle vs Shark, Boy, What We Do in the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok, and last year’s controversial-but-excellent, Oscar-nominated Jojo Rabbit. And soon, we’ll […]

Emerging Tech

Google has made ‘substantial’ donations to climate change deniers in D.C.

Despite Google’s consistent public stance that it supports political action regarding climate change, the company has reportedly made a number of “substantial” contributions to several well-known climate change deniers in Washington, The Guardian reports. The Guardian discovered that among the hundreds of political groups Google lists as beneficiaries of its giving are more than a […]

Gears & Gadgets

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th-gen mini-review: Minor updates made to a stellar machine

Enlarge Valentina Palladino There are some people who would never buy a ThinkPad, and there are others who flock to Lenovo’s flagship business family every time the company makes an update. The latest release will be no exception, even if the updates it brings are relatively small. The seventh-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon will look familiar […]