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1. Animals Set Survival Record Inside Artificial Womb
Fetal lambs lived for weeks in a fluid-filled bag. Tests to help premature babies could begin in three years
2. A Carbon-Fiber Cage Could Crash-Proof Drone Delivery
For those worried about shipping fragile items this way, there may be a solution.
3. Artificial Human Embryos Are Coming, and No One Knows How to Handle Them
Stem cells can be coaxed to self-assemble into structures resembling human embryos.
4. Inside the Far-Out Glass Lab
A key ingredient in flexible and lightweight devices of the future is taking shape.
5. Ford Has a Robotic Butt to Test Its Car Seats
And it’s called Robutt.
6. Watch This $100 Drone Try to Do a Bumblebee’s Job
Japanese tinkerers created a tiny, flower-pollinating drone for a world without insects.
7. Scientists Used CRISPR to Put This GIF Inside a Living Organism’s DNA
Embedding images in the genomes of bacteria is testing the limits of DNA storage.
8. First Human Embryos Edited in U.S.
Gene-editing chemicals are injected into a human egg at the moment of fertilization.
9. Boston Dynamics’ Backflipping Robot Is an Astounding Advance
Boston Dynamics has gotten its two-legged Atlas humanoid to do backflips.
Humans and technology
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
A new operating system for health care
A reimagined IT infrastructure for health care could reorient us from sickness to wellness.
Introducing the chief trust officer
Building and maintaining stakeholder trust is now a key responsibility across the C-suite
How to teach kids who flip between book and screen
Technology is changing how we read—and that means we need to rethink how we teach.
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