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A daily newsletter charting the future: From technology to the scientific breakthroughs changing our lives.
In a 'not too distant future' Gattaca-like designer babies could become possible
The 1997 movie Gattaca imagined a, quote, “not-too-distant future,” in which designer babies are as common as designer jeans. Many families conceive children through genetic selection – choosing superior characteristics and reducing susceptibility to genetic diseases. Sound farfetched? Well…in 2011, NASA named Gattaca the most plausible science fiction movie of all time. This is Mach at the movies.
Cheetah 3 is a blind robot that doesn’t need sensors to navigate01:16
'The Meg': Is the terrifying prehistoric shark from Jason Statham's new movie real?03:24
The human factor: What it will take to build the perfect team for traveling to Mars07:42
The devastating California wildfires from space01:07
The most incredible meteor shower of the year is about to light up the night sky01:31
Touching the sun: NASA solar probe to go where no spacecraft has gone before01:51