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Soft Robots Could Get Stronger By Pumping Iron
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Robotics
Soft Robots Could Get Stronger By Pumping Iron
Soft robots could get more muscular with a new soft gel that becomes tougher when subjected to vibration.
February 27, 2021

Soft robots could get more muscular with a new soft gel that becomes tougher when subjected to vibration.

Aerospace
Cancer Survivor Joins First All-Citizen Private Spaceflight
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Aerospace
Cancer Survivor Joins First All-Citizen Private Spaceflight
The crew aboard the first all-citizen private spaceflight, Inspiration4, includes a billionaire, a childhood cancer survivor, and maybe you.
February 25, 2021

The crew aboard the first all-citizen private spaceflight, Inspiration4, includes a billionaire, a childhood cancer survivor, and maybe you.

Coronavirus
FDA: One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective
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Coronavirus
FDA: One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective
FDA experts confirm that Johnson and Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, putting it a step closer to authorization.
February 25, 2021

FDA experts confirm that Johnson and Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, putting it a step closer to authorization.

Aerospace
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.

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.

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