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ZTE Blade 11 Prime review: wireless charging for under $200

ZTE Blade 11 Prime review: wireless charging for under $200 Allison Johnson The ZTE Blade 11 Prime offers one standout feature in a field of largely similar sub-$200 phones: wireless charging. In the smartphone trickle-down economy, wireless charging is basically guaranteed on any flagship-level phone, but it’s still hit-and-miss among midrange phones and all but…

Google’s Nest Mini is only $19 at Adorama

Google’s Nest Mini is only $19 at Adorama

Google’s Nest Mini is only $19 at Adorama Brandon Widder Whether you’ve fully committed to the smart home ecosystem or are just dabbling in the space for the first time, picking up a smart speaker is a no-brainer for most people. If you haven’t yet grabbed an Amazon or Google smart speaker, however, Adorama is…

Failure of Genetic Therapies for Huntington’s Devastates Community

Failure of Genetic Therapies for Huntington’s Devastates Community

Failure of Genetic Therapies for Huntington’s Devastates Community Diana Kwon, Nature magazine Two pharmaceutical companies have halted clinical trials of gene-targeting therapies for Huntington’s disease (HD), following the drugs’ disappointing performance. Researchers had hoped that the treatments—known as antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs)—would be a game changer for HD, an incurable genetic condition that affects…

Coronavirus News Roundup, May 1–May 7

Coronavirus News Roundup, May 1–May 7

Coronavirus News Roundup, May 1–May 7 Robin Lloyd The items below are highlights from the free newsletter, “Smart, useful, science stuff about COVID-19.” To receive newsletter issues daily in your inbox, sign up here. A 5/5/21 post by Katelyn Jetelina at her site Your Local Epidemiologist lays out the case for getting a…

Carbon Capture Technologies Are Improving Nicely

Carbon Capture Technologies Are Improving Nicely

Carbon Capture Technologies Are Improving Nicely John Fialka, E&E News The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is known for its far-reaching array of experiments. It’s now wrestling with what may be its toughest one: how to stimulate the technologies for three new industries to capture, transport and store the climate-changing emissions of fossil…