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Science and Technology links (July 27th, 2017)

Currently, damage to the retina is largely viewed as irreversible. However, some researchers were able to generate retinal cells in mice.

Toyota is reportedly ready to commercialize, within 5 years, a new type of batteries called “solid state”. They would be lighter than the current lithium batteries and would work well over a wider range of temperatures.

It is possible that the Moon might be rich in water, after all. This would make the Moon an attractive destination since water has many useful applications.

Though it happens elsewhere in the world, scientists have edited the genes of embryos for the first time in the US. It is unlikely to lead to the production of genetically superior children on a large scale, at least for the foreseeable future.