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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Phoned Home. Here’s What’s Next.
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Aerospace
NASA’s Mars Helicopter Phoned Home. Here’s What’s Next.
NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has survived the journey to the Red Planet. Here’s what’s next for the first-of-its-kind aircraft.
February 24, 2021

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has survived the journey to the Red Planet. Here’s what’s next for the first-of-its-kind aircraft.

AI
Meet the Chess AI You Might Actually Beat
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AI
Meet the Chess AI You Might Actually Beat
Maia is a chess AI designed to play like you, not crush you. Predicting the most human decisions may pave the way for AI to train and work with us.
February 23, 2021

Maia is a chess AI designed to play like you, not crush you. Predicting the most human decisions may pave the way for AI to train and work with us.

VR
MetaHuman Lets You Create Photorealistic, Animated Digital Humans
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VR
MetaHuman Lets You Create Photorealistic, Animated Digital Humans
Epic has released a new character creation tool in Unreal Engine, called MetaHuman Creator, that helps you render an almost endless selection of near-photorealistic digital people.
February 22, 2021

Epic has released a new character creation tool in Unreal Engine, called MetaHuman Creator, that helps you render an almost endless selection of near-photorealistic digital people.

Ecosystems
Targeted Wetland Restoration Efforts Could Cut Nitrogen Pollution in Half
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Ecosystems
Targeted Wetland Restoration Efforts Could Cut Nitrogen Pollution in Half
Researchers used computer models to evaluate wetland restoration scenarios and found that strategic wetland placement is the key to cleaning up water pollution.
February 21, 2021

Researchers used computer models to evaluate wetland restoration scenarios and found that strategic wetland placement is the key to cleaning up water pollution.

Coronavirus
World’s First COVID-19 Human Challenge Study Is a Go
COVID-19 Human Challenge Study
Coronavirus
World’s First COVID-19 Human Challenge Study Is a Go
Researchers have gotten the green light to deliberately infect people with the coronavirus as part of the world’s first COVID-19 human challenge study.
February 21, 2021

Researchers have gotten the green light to deliberately infect people with the coronavirus as part of the world’s first COVID-19 human challenge study.

The Future Explored
Massive Green Hydrogen Projects Are Underway
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The Future Explored
Massive Green Hydrogen Projects Are Underway
Large-scale ventures are a big step toward testing whether we can create a marketplace for green hydrogen in a way that makes economic sense.
February 21, 2021

Large-scale ventures are a big step toward testing whether we can create a marketplace for green hydrogen in a way that makes economic sense.

Medicine
Diabetes Drug Shows Promise as Obesity Treatment
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Medicine
Diabetes Drug Shows Promise as Obesity Treatment
The diabetes drug semaglutide shows promise as an obesity treatment, helping people lose an average of 34 pounds in a recent trial.
February 21, 2021

The diabetes drug semaglutide shows promise as an obesity treatment, helping people lose an average of 34 pounds in a recent trial.

Tech for Wellbeing
Stamp-Sized Wearable Health Monitor Can Do It All
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Tech for Wellbeing
Stamp-Sized Wearable Health Monitor Can Do It All
Researchers at UCSD have developed a wearable health monitor that can measure both cardiovascular and biochemical signals at once.
February 21, 2021

Researchers at UCSD have developed a wearable health monitor that can measure both cardiovascular and biochemical signals at once.

Prosthetics
New Amputation Surgery Technique May Lead to Better Control of Prosthetics
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Prosthetics
New Amputation Surgery Technique May Lead to Better Control of Prosthetics
A new amputation surgery technique developed at MIT reconnects muscle pairings and may lead to better prosthetic control — and less pain.
February 21, 2021

A new amputation surgery technique developed at MIT reconnects muscle pairings and may lead to better prosthetic control — and less pain.

Aerospace
Light-Driven Levitation Could Lift Probes to the Edge of Space
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Aerospace
Light-Driven Levitation Could Lift Probes to the Edge of Space
A new light-driven levitation technique can lift objects large enough to carry sensors to the understudied mesosphere near the edge of space.
February 21, 2021

A new light-driven levitation technique can lift objects large enough to carry sensors to the understudied mesosphere near the edge of space.

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