Atlas is a robot created by Boston Dynamics, who Google bought in 2013. What's different about Atlas is that it can walk on surfaces that require balance and agility usually traits reserved for humans. This will make the robots useful in emergency situations.
After Scandals in America and Ukraine exposing how much Governments can tell about people from their mobile phones, and how easy they can be controlled a new 'Ultra Private' smart phone has been released with technology from Phil Zimmermann.
Genome Editing: a pair of macaque monkeys have been with precise genetic mutations, through vitro fertilization. his group hopes to create monkeys with Parkinson’s, among other brain disorders. The aim would be to look for early signs of the disease and study the mechanisms that allow it to progress. Speculation about this sort of gene mutation in humans is obvious but the researchers say that's a long way to go.