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Medicine
Stomach Implant Tells Your Brain You're Not Hungry
Stomach Implant Tells Your Brain You're Not Hungry
Medicine
Stomach Implant Tells Your Brain You're Not Hungry
A tiny implant uses LED light stimulation to stave off hunger, offering a new weight loss option, and gastric bypass alternative, for people suffering from obesity.
January 17, 2021

A tiny implant uses LED light stimulation to stave off hunger, offering a new weight loss option, and gastric bypass alternative, for people suffering from obesity.

Coronavirus
Vaccines and Recovery Both Provide Strong COVID-19 Immunity
COVID-19 immunity
Coronavirus
Vaccines and Recovery Both Provide Strong COVID-19 Immunity
Natural COVID-19 immunity — the kind coronavirus survivors have — is about as robust as the immunity prompted by vaccines.
January 17, 2021

Natural COVID-19 immunity — the kind coronavirus survivors have — is about as robust as the immunity prompted by vaccines.

Self-Driving Semis
Autonomous Trucks Are Taking to the Highways
Autonomous Trucks Are Taking to the Highways
Self-Driving Semis
Autonomous Trucks Are Taking to the Highways
Self-driving cars get all the love, but autonomous trucks are already hitting the road, with a “driver-out” demonstration scheduled for 2021.
January 17, 2021

Self-driving cars get all the love, but autonomous trucks are already hitting the road, with a “driver-out” demonstration scheduled for 2021.

Drugs
Smart Vape Pen Claims to Solve the Cannabis Dosing Problem
cannabis dosing
Drugs
Smart Vape Pen Claims to Solve the Cannabis Dosing Problem
To solve the cannabis dosing problem, the MODE smart vape vibrates when a person should stop inhaling and again when they should exhale.
January 16, 2021

To solve the cannabis dosing problem, the MODE smart vape vibrates when a person should stop inhaling and again when they should exhale.

Space
Scientists May Have Found the Hum of the Universe
Scientists May Have Found the Hum of the Universe
Space
Scientists May Have Found the Hum of the Universe
Scientists may have recorded the "hum" of the universe for the first time by measuring irregularities in gravitational waves.
January 16, 2021

Scientists may have recorded the "hum" of the universe for the first time by measuring irregularities in gravitational waves.

Coronavirus
Moderna Is Developing an mRNA Vaccine for HIV
mRNA Vaccine for HIV
Coronavirus
Moderna Is Developing an mRNA Vaccine for HIV
Moderna is using the same technology behind its COVID-19 vaccine to develop an mRNA vaccine for HIV.
January 16, 2021

Moderna is using the same technology behind its COVID-19 vaccine to develop an mRNA vaccine for HIV.

Space
Tiny Satellite Uses Earth’s Magnetic Field to Generate Thrust
low earth orbit
Space
Tiny Satellite Uses Earth’s Magnetic Field to Generate Thrust
Students are sending a CubeSat to space. The nanosatellite will test a propulsion method that uses Earth's magnetic field to maintain low earth orbit.
January 16, 2021

Students are sending a CubeSat to space. The nanosatellite will test a propulsion method that uses Earth's magnetic field to maintain low earth orbit.

The Future Explored
Beyond COVID: mRNA Vaccines May Treat Cancer and More
Beyond COVID: mRNA Vaccines May Treat Cancer and More
The Future Explored
Beyond COVID: mRNA Vaccines May Treat Cancer and More
The technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine could be used to treat other diseases too.
January 16, 2021

The technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine could be used to treat other diseases too.

Robotics
One Robot Was Able to Watch Another Bot and Predict Its Actions
robot displays empathy
Robotics
One Robot Was Able to Watch Another Bot and Predict Its Actions
A Columbia University study suggests that empathy between robots may be possible — and the skill could make the bots more useful to humans.
January 16, 2021

A Columbia University study suggests that empathy between robots may be possible — and the skill could make the bots more useful to humans.

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