Current tech boom is no dot-com bubble, experts say

Silicon Valley's tech cup runneth over. Job growth is humming, coders are being lionized on HBO, Uber and its shared-economy cohorts are on fire, disrupted innovation is unfolding on every corner. And everyone from downtown ...

Producing jet fuel compounds from fungus

Washington State University researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically viable production ...

Cash pours into startups, but investors are turning cautious

Vadim Tarasov is getting pickier. The managing director of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Altpoint Ventures, Tasarov has begun rejecting startup deals he would have jumped on earlier. Prices are just too high.

New technology maps human genome in days

The two 3-by-1-inch glass chips held the unfathomable amount of genetic information contained in 16 human genomes. Last week, a technician placed the chips - called flow cells - in a new genetic sequencing machine at the ...

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