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  • newSensor-Packed ‘Electronic Skin’ Controls Robots With Haptic Feedback
    Being able to beam yourself into a robotic body has all kinds of applications, from the practical to the fanciful. Existing interfaces that could make this possible tend to be bulky, but a wireless electronic skin made by Chinese researchers promises…
    - 23 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 3:00pm -
  • How Will the Universe End? Scientists Seek an Answer in the Biggest Galaxy Map Yet
    This week, astrophysicists presented the biggest map of the universe yet. Having nailed down the position of 7.5 million galaxies, the map is larger and more detailed than all its predecessors combined. And it’s nowhere near complete. Using the ult…
    - 2 days ago 16 Jan 22, 7:30pm -
  • This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through January 15)
    BIOTECH In a First, Man Receives a Heart From a Genetically Altered Pig Roni Caryn Rabin | The New York Times “A 57-year-old man with life-threatening heart disease has received a heart from a genetically modified pig, a groundbreaking procedure th…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 22, 3:00pm -
  • This Autonomous Delivery Robot Has External Airbags in Case It Hits a Person
    Autonomous delivery was already on multiple companies’ research and development agenda before the pandemic, but when people stopped wanting to leave their homes it took on a whole new level of urgency (and potential for profit). Besides the fact th…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 3:00pm -
  • New Research: Memories May Be Stored in the Connections Between Brain Cells
    All memory storage devices, from your brain to the RAM in your computer, store information by changing their physical qualities. Over 130 years ago, pioneering neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal first suggested that the brain stores information b…
    - 5 days ago 13 Jan 22, 3:00pm -
  • Watch a Jet Suit Pilot Deliver Supplies in a Mountain Warfare Rescue
    In 2020 a jet suit pilot flew up a mountain to test whether it would make sense for emergency responders in wilderness areas to add jet suits to their toolkit. Last year the same suit was used by the British Royal Marines to board a ship in a staged…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 4:53pm -
  • Breakthrough Shot of Engineered Immune Cells Helps Heal Heart Damage
    It’s now possible to transform immune cells directly into “super soldiers” inside the body. I’m talking about CAR-T, the immunotherapy that revolutionized blood cancer treatment. Here, a person’s immune T cells are removed from the body, ge…
    - 7 days ago 11 Jan 22, 3:00pm -
  • These Will Be the Earliest Use Cases for Quantum Computers
    Quantum computing is expected to revolutionize a broad swathe of industries. But as the technology edges closer to commercialization, what will the earliest use cases be? Quantum computing is still a long way from going mainstream. The industry had s…
    - 8 days ago 10 Jan 22, 3:00pm -
  • How Could the Big Bang Arise From Nothing?
    READER QUESTION: My understanding is that nothing comes from nothing. For something to exist, there must be material or a component available, and for them to be available, there must be something else available. Now my question: Where did the materi…
    - 9 days ago 9 Jan 22, 3:00pm -
  • How a Handful of Prehistoric Geniuses Launched Humanity’s Technological Revolution
    For the first few million years of human evolution, technologies changed slowly. Some three million years ago, our ancestors were making chipped stone flakes and crude choppers. Two million years ago, hand-axes. A million years ago, primitive humans…
    - 11 days ago 7 Jan 22, 3:00pm -

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