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Barbershops Unite To Empower Black Voters
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Voting
Barbershops Unite To Empower Black Voters
One campaign is hoping to increase voter turnout by empowering barbershops as community voter engagement hubs.
October 24, 2020

One campaign is hoping to increase voter turnout by empowering barbershops as community voter engagement hubs.

Robotics
Firefighting Robot Helps Battle Blaze in Los Angeles
Firefighting Robot
Robotics
Firefighting Robot Helps Battle Blaze in Los Angeles
The U.S.’s first firefighting robot helped keep LAFD firefighters safe while they battled a blaze in downtown Los Angeles.
October 23, 2020

The U.S.’s first firefighting robot helped keep LAFD firefighters safe while they battled a blaze in downtown Los Angeles.

Future of Education
Engageli Challenges Zoom for Best Virtual Classroom
Engageli Challenges Zoom for Best Virtual Classroom
Future of Education
Engageli Challenges Zoom for Best Virtual Classroom
Engageli, a new digital education platform launched this week, to provide a solution to remote learning woes.
October 22, 2020

Engageli, a new digital education platform launched this week, to provide a solution to remote learning woes.

AI
Robot Lawyer Helps People Connect With Incarcerated Loved Ones
Robot Lawyer
AI
Robot Lawyer Helps People Connect With Incarcerated Loved Ones
DoNotPay’s robot lawyer can now help people write and send letters to inmates without worrying about violating a facility’s mail rules.
October 21, 2020

DoNotPay’s robot lawyer can now help people write and send letters to inmates without worrying about violating a facility’s mail rules.

Coronavirus
U.K. to Launch First Human Challenge Trial for COVID-19
human challenge trial for COVID-19
Coronavirus
U.K. to Launch First Human Challenge Trial for COVID-19
The U.K. is funding a $44 million human challenge trial for COVID-19 during which healthy volunteers will be deliberately exposed to the coronavirus.
October 20, 2020

The U.K. is funding a $44 million human challenge trial for COVID-19 during which healthy volunteers will be deliberately exposed to the coronavirus.

Aerospace
Nokia Is Building a 4G Network on the Moon
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Aerospace
Nokia Is Building a 4G Network on the Moon
As part of NASA's "Tipping Point" program, Nokia will establish a 4G network on the moon to help astronauts communicate with each other and Earth.
October 20, 2020

As part of NASA's "Tipping Point" program, Nokia will establish a 4G network on the moon to help astronauts communicate with each other and Earth.

Voting
Stadium Voting Sites Make Voting Safer. Here’s How to Find Them.
Stadium Voting Sites Make Voting Safer. Here’s How to Find Them.
Voting
Stadium Voting Sites Make Voting Safer. Here’s How to Find Them.
As the pandemic increases the risk of in-person voting, sports teams are converting their homes into arena and stadium voting sites.
October 19, 2020

As the pandemic increases the risk of in-person voting, sports teams are converting their homes into arena and stadium voting sites.

Biology
A Microevolution Is Happening in Humans Right Now
microevolution
Biology
A Microevolution Is Happening in Humans Right Now
More humans are being born with a third arm artery, an example of microevolution happening right before our eyes.
October 18, 2020

More humans are being born with a third arm artery, an example of microevolution happening right before our eyes.

Viruses
A Deadly Virus Emerged in South Africa in 2008. Then It Vanished.
new virus
Viruses
A Deadly Virus Emerged in South Africa in 2008. Then It Vanished.
A deadly new virus killed a South African safari agent and three others, then disappeared without a trace. What can we learn from a unique outbreak?
October 18, 2020

A deadly new virus killed a South African safari agent and three others, then disappeared without a trace. What can we learn from a unique outbreak?

Healthcare
Jaw Joints Grown From Fat Could Alleviate TMJ Pain
TMJ Pain
Healthcare
Jaw Joints Grown From Fat Could Alleviate TMJ Pain
Researchers have grown new jaw joints for pigs from fat-sourced stem cells, and the technique could one day cure TMJ pain, or even knee pain, in people.
October 18, 2020

Researchers have grown new jaw joints for pigs from fat-sourced stem cells, and the technique could one day cure TMJ pain, or even knee pain, in people.

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