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Prosthetics
Prosthetic Leg Uses AI to Adjust to Different Terrains
Prosthetic Leg
Prosthetics
Prosthetic Leg Uses AI to Adjust to Different Terrains
A new computer vision system developed to work with a prosthetic leg predicts the type of terrain ahead so that the limb can adjust accordingly.
May 29, 2020

A new computer vision system developed to work with a prosthetic leg predicts the type of terrain ahead so that the limb can adjust accordingly.

Fertility
How GMO Zebrafish Could Inspire New Infertility Treatments
zebrafish  Infertility Treatments
Fertility
How GMO Zebrafish Could Inspire New Infertility Treatments
By genetically modifying zebrafish, researchers have discovered a sex hormone that could lead to future infertility treatments for humans.
May 28, 2020

By genetically modifying zebrafish, researchers have discovered a sex hormone that could lead to future infertility treatments for humans.

Sports
New App Lets Sports Fans Cheer (or Jeer) Athletes Remotely
Sports Fans
Sports
New App Lets Sports Fans Cheer (or Jeer) Athletes Remotely
Yamaha’s “Remote Cheerer” system lets sports fans stuck at home during the pandemic use an app to make noise at live sports facilities.
May 28, 2020

Yamaha’s “Remote Cheerer” system lets sports fans stuck at home during the pandemic use an app to make noise at live sports facilities.

AI & Ethics
"Moral Machine" Picks Up On Human Ethics
Moral Machine
AI & Ethics
"Moral Machine" Picks Up On Human Ethics
By feeding an AI a diet of books, news articles, and religious texts, researchers were able to create a “moral machine” reflecting the ethics of a society.
May 26, 2020

By feeding an AI a diet of books, news articles, and religious texts, researchers were able to create a “moral machine” reflecting the ethics of a society.

Aerospace
“Crew Dragon” Launch to Kick Off New Era in U.S. Spaceflight
Crew Dragon
Aerospace
“Crew Dragon” Launch to Kick Off New Era in U.S. Spaceflight
On May 27, a SpaceX Crew Dragon will ferry two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station as part of the Commercial Crew Program.
May 25, 2020

On May 27, a SpaceX Crew Dragon will ferry two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station as part of the Commercial Crew Program.

New Normal
Virtual Reality Meetings Are the New Zoom
Virtual Reality Meetings
New Normal
Virtual Reality Meetings Are the New Zoom
If you’re sick of video conferencing, you can now access Spatial’s platform for virtual reality meetings for free and without a headset.
May 24, 2020

If you’re sick of video conferencing, you can now access Spatial’s platform for virtual reality meetings for free and without a headset.

Future of Medicine
This Ultrasound Connects to an iPhone to Help Catch COVID-19
Portable Ultrasound Machine
Future of Medicine
This Ultrasound Connects to an iPhone to Help Catch COVID-19
Ultrasound can be a useful diagnostic tool for COVID-19. A portable ultrasound machine called the Butterfly iQ may make it safer.
May 24, 2020

Ultrasound can be a useful diagnostic tool for COVID-19. A portable ultrasound machine called the Butterfly iQ may make it safer.

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Progress Report
Progress Report
We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world.

We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world.

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

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

Dope Science
Dope Science
Dope Science
Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Guardians of the Apocalypse
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Asteroids, supervolanoes, earthquakes, oh my... While the chances of these catastrophic events are low, the chance exists. Meet the people working to monitor, prepare, and even prevent the worst case scenario.

Asteroids, supervolanoes, earthquakes, oh my... While the chances of these catastrophic events are low, the chance exists. Meet the people working to monitor, prepare, and even prevent the worst case scenario.

The Edge
The Edge
The Edge
Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.

Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.