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Climate Crisis
Can Weather Modification Save Us From Megadroughts?
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Climate Crisis
Can Weather Modification Save Us From Megadroughts?
Scientists predict that the western U.S. is entering the most severe "megadrought" on record. One weather modification solution is cloud seeding.

Scientists predict that the western U.S. is entering the most severe "megadrought" on record. One weather modification solution is cloud seeding.

Biology
The Most Detailed Map of the Human Heart
map of the human heart
Biology
The Most Detailed Map of the Human Heart
A new map of the human heart details the function and location of 500,000 cells, providing a valuable tool for researchers studying cardiovascular disease.

A new map of the human heart details the function and location of 500,000 cells, providing a valuable tool for researchers studying cardiovascular disease.

Volcanoes
Dropping Drones into Volcanoes Can Help Us Predict Eruptions
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Volcanoes
Dropping Drones into Volcanoes Can Help Us Predict Eruptions
The ratio of sulphur to carbon dioxide being released can be an indicator of imminent volcanic eruptions. Researchers are using drones to gather that data.

The ratio of sulphur to carbon dioxide being released can be an indicator of imminent volcanic eruptions. Researchers are using drones to gather that data.

Animals
Vampire Bats Social Distance When Sick, and So Should You
vampire bats
Animals
Vampire Bats Social Distance When Sick, and So Should You
Vampire bats are incredibly social creatures, living in colonies which can be massive. New research suggests that when they feel sick, they socially distance.

Vampire bats are incredibly social creatures, living in colonies which can be massive. New research suggests that when they feel sick, they socially distance.

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.

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

Music
This Algorithm Just Generated 68 Billion Unique Melodies
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Music
This Algorithm Just Generated 68 Billion Unique Melodies
Two musicians built an algorithm that could write every melody in the popular music range — and then released the melodies into the public domain.

Two musicians built an algorithm that could write every melody in the popular music range — and then released the melodies into the public domain.

The Sound of Science
This Electronic Musician Is Transforming the Soundscape of Hospitals
This Electronic Musician Is Transforming the Soundscape of Hospitals
The Sound of Science
This Electronic Musician Is Transforming the Soundscape of Hospitals
Trained as a classical pianist, ambient artist Yoko Sen is on a mission to redesign medical devices' beeps and buzzes and save us from alarm fatigue.

Trained as a classical pianist, ambient artist Yoko Sen is on a mission to redesign medical devices' beeps and buzzes and save us from alarm fatigue.

Superhuman
Brain Implant Gives Quadriplegic Movement
Brain Implant Gives Quadriplegic Movement
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Superhuman
Brain Implant Gives Quadriplegic Movement
A brain implant connected to electrodes could offer hope to those who have lost function in their limbs.
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A brain implant connected to electrodes could offer hope to those who have lost function in their limbs.A tragic diving accident while on vacation left Ian Burkhart unable to move most of his body. But a brain implant connected to electrodes on his arm restored his ability to move his fingers and could offer hope to those who have lost function in their limbs.