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Delivery Drone Breaks Flight Record for Transporting an Organ
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Drones
Delivery Drone Breaks Flight Record for Transporting an Organ
A MissionGO delivery drone carried a human kidney a record-breaking 10 miles, demonstrating how the devices could facilitate organ transplants.
September 25, 2020

A MissionGO delivery drone carried a human kidney a record-breaking 10 miles, demonstrating how the devices could facilitate organ transplants.

Food
Truffle Pomme Fondue Sound Tasty? Visit This Fine-Dining Drive-Thru.
fine dining drive thru
Food
Truffle Pomme Fondue Sound Tasty? Visit This Fine-Dining Drive-Thru.
The Resy Drive-Thru could help the restaurant industry survive the pandemic by serving as a creative new revenue stream for fine-dining chefs.
September 24, 2020

The Resy Drive-Thru could help the restaurant industry survive the pandemic by serving as a creative new revenue stream for fine-dining chefs.

Coronavirus
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Reaches Final Trial Stage
Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine
Coronavirus
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Reaches Final Trial Stage
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine isn’t the first to reach the final human trial stage, but it may have several advantages over its predecessors.
September 23, 2020

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine isn’t the first to reach the final human trial stage, but it may have several advantages over its predecessors.

Computer Science
Underwater Data Center Could Lead to a More Reliable Internet
Underwater Data Center
Computer Science
Underwater Data Center Could Lead to a More Reliable Internet
After spending two years on the ocean’s floor, Microsoft’s underwater data center had a much lower server failure rate than land-based data centers.
September 22, 2020

After spending two years on the ocean’s floor, Microsoft’s underwater data center had a much lower server failure rate than land-based data centers.

Coronavirus
“Antibody Inhaler” Could Rapidly Treat—and Prevent—COVID-19
antibody inhaler
Coronavirus
“Antibody Inhaler” Could Rapidly Treat—and Prevent—COVID-19
Scientists have discovered a new antibody therapy that can be inhaled to provide treatment and temporary immunity to the coronavirus.
By Sarah Wells
September 21, 2020

Scientists have discovered a new antibody therapy that can be inhaled to provide treatment and temporary immunity to the coronavirus.

CRISPR
CRISPR’d Male “Surrogates” Can Produce Another Animal’s Prized Sperm
CRISPR’d Male “Surrogates” Can Produce Another Animal’s Prized Sperm
CRISPR
CRISPR’d Male “Surrogates” Can Produce Another Animal’s Prized Sperm
High-quality sperm means high-quality animals, but the process can be expensive or inaccessible. CRISPR-edited “surrogate sires” may provide a solution.
September 20, 2020

High-quality sperm means high-quality animals, but the process can be expensive or inaccessible. CRISPR-edited “surrogate sires” may provide a solution.

Dope Science
“Candy Flipping” — Mixing MDMA and LSD — Is Hitting the Lab
candy-flipping
Dope Science
“Candy Flipping” — Mixing MDMA and LSD — Is Hitting the Lab
A clinical trial of mixing LSD and MDMA, known as “candy flipping,” wants to see if molly can take a trip’s edge off and make LSD therapy more effective.
September 20, 2020

A clinical trial of mixing LSD and MDMA, known as “candy flipping,” wants to see if molly can take a trip’s edge off and make LSD therapy more effective.

Coronavirus
Antivenom Scientists Are Using Horse Antibodies for COVID-19
horse antibodies for covid 19
Coronavirus
Antivenom Scientists Are Using Horse Antibodies for COVID-19
In Costa Rica, horse antibodies for COVID-19 are about to enter human trials.
September 20, 2020

In Costa Rica, horse antibodies for COVID-19 are about to enter human trials.

Oceans
Undescribed Deep Sea Creatures Discovered in the Great Barrier Reef
deep sea creatures
Oceans
Undescribed Deep Sea Creatures Discovered in the Great Barrier Reef
Researchers discovered undescribed deep sea creatures, spotted rare fish, and gathered geological samples from the deepest part of the Great Barrier Reef.
September 20, 2020

Researchers discovered undescribed deep sea creatures, spotted rare fish, and gathered geological samples from the deepest part of the Great Barrier Reef.

The Future Explored
Can We Turn the Moon Into a Gas Station?
Can We Turn the Moon Into a Gas Station?
The Future Explored
Can We Turn the Moon Into a Gas Station?
NASA is looking to buy moon rocks from private companies. This lunar marketplace will spur the development of new technologies that can extract resources from the moon.
September 19, 2020

NASA is looking to buy moon rocks from private companies. This lunar marketplace will spur the development of new technologies that can extract resources from the moon.

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Biohackers
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.

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

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

Wrong
Wrong
Wrong
Bad predictions made by some of our brightest minds

Bad predictions made by some of our brightest minds