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Existing Chemo Drugs Could Offer a Potential Ebola Treatment
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Virology
Existing Chemo Drugs Could Offer a Potential Ebola Treatment
Capable of causing highly lethal disease, Ebola treatment is a public health priority. A new study shows chemo drugs may do just that.
March 7, 2021

Capable of causing highly lethal disease, Ebola treatment is a public health priority. A new study shows chemo drugs may do just that.

Computers
An Easy-to-Repair Modular Laptop Is Launching This Summer
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Computers
An Easy-to-Repair Modular Laptop Is Launching This Summer
Framework has announced a new modular laptop that’s easy to repair and upgrade, which could make it last twice as long as the average laptop.
March 7, 2021

Framework has announced a new modular laptop that’s easy to repair and upgrade, which could make it last twice as long as the average laptop.

Vaccines
Duke Scientists Find a Potential Vaccine for UTI
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Vaccines
Duke Scientists Find a Potential Vaccine for UTI
Despite being common, painful, and persistent, there’s currently no vaccine treatment for UTIs. But a new method has shown promise in mice.
March 7, 2021

Despite being common, painful, and persistent, there’s currently no vaccine treatment for UTIs. But a new method has shown promise in mice.

Sports
NFL Hopefuls Train With Sensor-Free Athlete Tracking Tech
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Sports
NFL Hopefuls Train With Sensor-Free Athlete Tracking Tech
Intel’s new athlete tracking platform, 3DAT, can deliver performance insights without the use of potentially cumbersome sensors.
March 7, 2021

Intel’s new athlete tracking platform, 3DAT, can deliver performance insights without the use of potentially cumbersome sensors.

AI
How to Deepfake Your Grandparents' Old Photos
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AI
How to Deepfake Your Grandparents' Old Photos
A new deepfake tool called Deep Nostalgia generates brief animations of faces in still photographs, breathing life into people’s old family portraits.
March 7, 2021

A new deepfake tool called Deep Nostalgia generates brief animations of faces in still photographs, breathing life into people’s old family portraits.

Disaster Response
Volcano Eruption in Galapagos Could Lead to Warning System
Volcano Eruption in Galapagos
Disaster Response
Volcano Eruption in Galapagos Could Lead to Warning System
Scientists used seismic monitors to record motion data of a volcano eruption, which could be used to understand early warning signals for a pending eruption.
March 6, 2021

Scientists used seismic monitors to record motion data of a volcano eruption, which could be used to understand early warning signals for a pending eruption.

History
Neanderthals Had the Capacity for Human Communication
neanderthal communication
History
Neanderthals Had the Capacity for Human Communication
Neanderthals appear to have had the capacity to hear verbal language, suggesting that modern human communication has ancient roots.
March 6, 2021

Neanderthals appear to have had the capacity to hear verbal language, suggesting that modern human communication has ancient roots.

Dope Science
NYU is Launching a Center for Psychedelic Medicine
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Dope Science
NYU is Launching a Center for Psychedelic Medicine
NYU’s Center for Psychedelic Medicine will serve as the nexus for the school’s psychedelic research, as well as provide training to budding researchers.
March 6, 2021

NYU’s Center for Psychedelic Medicine will serve as the nexus for the school’s psychedelic research, as well as provide training to budding researchers.

Transportation
This Mass-Produced Solar Car Costs Just $25,900
solar car
Transportation
This Mass-Produced Solar Car Costs Just $25,900
The Aptera solar car is expected to hit roads in 2021, but even if it's not the next big thing in transportation, its design elements could be.
March 6, 2021

The Aptera solar car is expected to hit roads in 2021, but even if it's not the next big thing in transportation, its design elements could be.

Robotics
MIT Turned a Robo-Dog Into a Robot Doctor
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Robotics
MIT Turned a Robo-Dog Into a Robot Doctor
MIT converted a robo-dog built by Boston Dynamics into a robot doctor and then asked patients how they felt being treated by it.
March 6, 2021

MIT converted a robo-dog built by Boston Dynamics into a robot doctor and then asked patients how they felt being treated by it.

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