- The Exoskeletons Are Coming
Some workers could soon strap on a power-assist suit before maneuvering heavy objects.
- A Biodegradable Computer Chip That Performs Surprisingly Well
Researchers show that devices based on a material derived from wood work as well as the communications chip in your smartphone.
- Minecraft Shows Robots How to Stop Dithering
A new approach to robot learning was tested in Minecraft, the popular open-ended computer game.
- Self-Charging Phones Are on the Way, Finally
A handful of companies are coming up with ways to extend your phone’s battery life when you’re far from a power outlet.
- Ancestry Moves Further into Consumer Genetics
The company that began as a source of genealogical data now hopes to marry that information with DNA data—and sell it for research.
- New Chips Provide a Spark for Wireless Charging
Efficient Power Conversion has launched gallium nitride chips that promise higher efficiency and lower cost than silicon.
- Tiny Brain Clumps Offer New Clues into the Cause of Autism
Brain “organoids” made from the stem cells of autism patients could help researchers determine the factors that lead to the disorder. <
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
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