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Smart Home Devices Can Now Track Your Health
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Smart Devices
Smart Home Devices Can Now Track Your Health
Smart home technology can provide insight into residents' health by monitoring temperature, vision, and body chemistry.
September 17, 2020

Smart home technology can provide insight into residents' health by monitoring temperature, vision, and body chemistry.

Health Care
MIT Can Now Monitor Your Sleeping Position With Radio Waves
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Health Care
MIT Can Now Monitor Your Sleeping Position With Radio Waves
A new sleep monitor out of MIT uses reflections from radio signals — not cameras or body sensors — to track a person’s sleeping positions.
September 15, 2020

A new sleep monitor out of MIT uses reflections from radio signals — not cameras or body sensors — to track a person’s sleeping positions.

Genetics
Can RNA Editing Catch Up To CRISPR?
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Genetics
Can RNA Editing Catch Up To CRISPR?
Developed in the 1980s, RNA editing was overshadowed by CRISPR. But the last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in the gene editing technique.
September 14, 2020

Developed in the 1980s, RNA editing was overshadowed by CRISPR. But the last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in the gene editing technique.

Animals
Google Built a Neural Network to Warn Ships of Whales. Will it Help?
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Animals
Google Built a Neural Network to Warn Ships of Whales. Will it Help?
Google introduced an artificial neural network that can locate whales in the ocean. They want to use it to keep the animals safe from ships.
September 13, 2020

Google introduced an artificial neural network that can locate whales in the ocean. They want to use it to keep the animals safe from ships.

Medical Innovation
The Race To Get Artificial Blood Into Patients’ Veins
Artificial Blood
Medical Innovation
The Race To Get Artificial Blood Into Patients’ Veins
Artificial blood could help address blood shortages while overcoming the limitations of donated blood, which has a relatively short shelf life.
September 13, 2020

Artificial blood could help address blood shortages while overcoming the limitations of donated blood, which has a relatively short shelf life.

Medical Innovation
Could a Single Injection Send Diabetes Into Remission?
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Medical Innovation
Could a Single Injection Send Diabetes Into Remission?
Research has found that a single surgical injection of a protein into the brain can restore blood sugar levels and send diabetes into remission, for rodents. This could transform the lives of people living with diabetes.
September 13, 2020

Research has found that a single surgical injection of a protein into the brain can restore blood sugar levels and send diabetes into remission, for rodents. This could transform the lives of people living with diabetes.

Food
This Edible Sensor Can Alert You of Food Contamination
Food Contamination
Food
This Edible Sensor Can Alert You of Food Contamination
A microneedle patch made of silk changes color if it senses food contamination or spoilage, making it easier to know when food’s gone bad.
September 13, 2020

A microneedle patch made of silk changes color if it senses food contamination or spoilage, making it easier to know when food’s gone bad.

The Future Explored
All of Human Knowledge in a Tablespoon of DNA
dna hard drives
The Future Explored
All of Human Knowledge in a Tablespoon of DNA
With artificial DNA, a data storage facility as big as a football field could be compressed to the size of a sugar cube.
September 12, 2020

With artificial DNA, a data storage facility as big as a football field could be compressed to the size of a sugar cube.

Disaster Response
Firefighting Satellites Help Track Wildfires in California
Track Wildfires
Disaster Response
Firefighting Satellites Help Track Wildfires in California
High-tech instruments on satellites are helping emergency responders and members of the public track wildfires in California.
September 12, 2020

High-tech instruments on satellites are helping emergency responders and members of the public track wildfires in California.

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Biohackers
Biohackers
Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery.

Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery.

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Dope Science
Dope Science
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Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing.

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Wrong
Wrong
Bad predictions made by some of our brightest minds

Bad predictions made by some of our brightest minds