Emerging Tech

Meet the gene-edited bacteria that could make cannabis plants obsolete

Jay Keasling,Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley. National Science Foundation “Hey, man.” “Yeah, what?” “You know how you’ve got craft beer, right?” “Yeah, I guess.” “Well, imagine if — imagine if it was possible to brew cannabis like you brew beer.” “That would be awesome. Someone should totally come up with […]

Emerging Tech

This streaming music service pays artists in Bitcoin, plants trees if you listen

It sounds like the ultimate tongue-in-cheek sales pitch to target millenials: An environmentally friendly streaming music service that pays artists in Bitcoin, and plants trees in exchange for streams from customers. All you need are references to vaping and craft ale, and you’d have a comprehensive 20-something hipster bingo card. In fact, it’s a serious […]