‘Axe rooms’ are all the rage in Jordan

AMMAN – In an underground room in Amman, a small group of Jordanians swing giant hammers at an old television, computer and printer, wrecking the machines, and then hit a car windscreen, shattering the glass into tiny pieces. In the “Axe Rage Rooms”, people can vent their anger and frustration by demolishing old items as… Read More »

Bacterial therapy in a dish

Engineering bacteria to intelligently sense and respond to disease states, from infections to cancer, has become a promising focus of synthetic biology. Rapid advances in genetic engineering tools have enabled researchers to “program” cells to perform various sophisticated tasks. For example, a network of genes can be wired together to form a genetic circuit in… Read More »