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Biohacker’s Prosthetic Arm Lets Him Play a Synthesizer With His Mind
Biohacker’s Prosthetic Arm Lets Him Play a Synthesizer With His Mind
Biohacking
Biohacker’s Prosthetic Arm Lets Him Play a Synthesizer With His Mind
Biohacker Bertolt Meyer has built the SynLimb, a controller that attaches to his prosthetic arm, allowing him to control his modular synthesizer with his mind.
By Kristin Houser
February 22, 2020

Biohacker Bertolt Meyer has built the SynLimb, a controller that attaches to his prosthetic arm, allowing him to control his modular synthesizer with his mind.

Space
Want to Visit the Moon? NASA Is Accepting Astronaut Applications
Want to Visit the Moon? NASA Is Accepting Astronaut Applications
Space
Want to Visit the Moon? NASA Is Accepting Astronaut Applications
NASA has announced plans to begin accepting applications for its next class of Astronaut Candidates, some of whom may go on to visit the moon or even Mars.
By Kristin Houser
February 21, 2020

NASA has announced plans to begin accepting applications for its next class of Astronaut Candidates, some of whom may go on to visit the moon or even Mars.

Public Health
Experts Unveil “Breakthrough” Map of Key Coronavirus Protein
Experts Unveil “Breakthrough” Map of Key Coronavirus Protein
Public Health
Experts Unveil “Breakthrough” Map of Key Coronavirus Protein
Scientists have created the first atomic-scale 3D map of 2019-nCoV’s spike protein, the part of the coronavirus that infiltrates human cells.
By Kristin Houser
February 20, 2020

Scientists have created the first atomic-scale 3D map of 2019-nCoV’s spike protein, the part of the coronavirus that infiltrates human cells.

Cybersecurity
We’re One Step Closer to a Super-Secure Quantum Internet
We’re One Step Closer to a Super-Secure Quantum Internet
Cybersecurity
We’re One Step Closer to a Super-Secure Quantum Internet
Scientists have successfully entangled photons across a 52-mile-long quantum loop in Chicago, a major milestone along the path to a quantum Internet.
By Kristin Houser
February 20, 2020

Scientists have successfully entangled photons across a 52-mile-long quantum loop in Chicago, a major milestone along the path to a quantum Internet.

The Brain
Stimulating Monkeys’ Brains Snaps Them out of Unconsciousness
monkey consciousness
The Brain
Stimulating Monkeys’ Brains Snaps Them out of Unconsciousness
Researchers found that they could induce a state of consciousness in an unconscious monkey by electrically stimulating a specific part of the animal’s brain.
By Kristin Houser
February 19, 2020

Researchers found that they could induce a state of consciousness in an unconscious monkey by electrically stimulating a specific part of the animal’s brain.

Sustainability
Can the Maritime Industry Go Green? Washington Ferries Show Us How
Washington ferries
Sustainability
Can the Maritime Industry Go Green? Washington Ferries Show Us How
Washington ferries will soon make the switch from diesel to batteries, becoming the world’s largest hybrid-powered, car-carrying ferries.
February 17, 2020

Washington ferries will soon make the switch from diesel to batteries, becoming the world’s largest hybrid-powered, car-carrying ferries.

Dope Science
MDMA Effects, Risks, and Rewards Explained
MDMA effects
Dope Science
MDMA Effects, Risks, and Rewards Explained
MDMA, also known as Molly or Ecstasy, is a synthetic psychoactive drug. MDMA effects include enhanced pleasure and a heightened sense of touch and sound.
February 16, 2020

MDMA, also known as Molly or Ecstasy, is a synthetic psychoactive drug. MDMA effects include enhanced pleasure and a heightened sense of touch and sound.

Public Health
How to Make 100 Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine in a Year
coronavirus vaccine
Public Health
How to Make 100 Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine in a Year
Creating a new vaccine is slow and expensive. One biotech firm thinks a “plug-and-play” vaccine could change that.
February 15, 2020

Creating a new vaccine is slow and expensive. One biotech firm thinks a “plug-and-play” vaccine could change that.

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Dope Science
Dope Science
Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

The Edge
The Edge
The Edge
Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.

Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.