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Virology
Phage Therapy Kills Superbug Behind Many ICU Infections
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Virology
Phage Therapy Kills Superbug Behind Many ICU Infections
Combining a bacteria-killing virus and an antibiotic was able to wipe out an infection of the superbug A. baumannii in mice.
January 15, 2021

Combining a bacteria-killing virus and an antibiotic was able to wipe out an infection of the superbug A. baumannii in mice.

Medical Innovation
Nerve-Stimulator Helps People Walk after MS and Strokes
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Medical Innovation
Nerve-Stimulator Helps People Walk after MS and Strokes
The EvoWalk wearable uses electrical stimulation, sensors, and AI to combat foot drop, a condition commonly linked to MS and strokes.
January 14, 2021

The EvoWalk wearable uses electrical stimulation, sensors, and AI to combat foot drop, a condition commonly linked to MS and strokes.

Aerospace
This Spider-Like Moon Rover Will Explore Lunar Lava Tubes
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Aerospace
This Spider-Like Moon Rover Will Explore Lunar Lava Tubes
A spider-like moon rover heading to the lunar surface in 2021 is designed to explore the underground lava tubes in which astronauts might one day live.
January 13, 2021

A spider-like moon rover heading to the lunar surface in 2021 is designed to explore the underground lava tubes in which astronauts might one day live.

Clean Energy
Wind Turbine Blades Are a Growing Waste Problem
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Clean Energy
Wind Turbine Blades Are a Growing Waste Problem
Using decommissioned wind turbine blades to build bridges, buildings, and more could eliminate one of the biggest disadvantages of wind energy.
January 12, 2021

Using decommissioned wind turbine blades to build bridges, buildings, and more could eliminate one of the biggest disadvantages of wind energy.

AI
New AI Can Draw Pictures, Inching Closer to Humanlike Smarts
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AI
New AI Can Draw Pictures, Inching Closer to Humanlike Smarts
OpenAI's two new machine learning algorithms improve computer vision and can use text cues to draw unique and often offbeat images.
January 11, 2021

OpenAI's two new machine learning algorithms improve computer vision and can use text cues to draw unique and often offbeat images.

The Future Explored
Geothermal Energy Is on the Verge of a Big Breakthrough
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The Future Explored
Geothermal Energy Is on the Verge of a Big Breakthrough
Geothermal energy may be the key to bringing reliable, clean energy to the world.
January 10, 2021

Geothermal energy may be the key to bringing reliable, clean energy to the world.

Cancer
Cancer Cells Can Hibernate to Escape Chemotherapy
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Cancer
Cancer Cells Can Hibernate to Escape Chemotherapy
A new study has found evidence that cancer cells hibernate, slowing down their division and waiting out the harsh environment of chemotherapy.
January 10, 2021

A new study has found evidence that cancer cells hibernate, slowing down their division and waiting out the harsh environment of chemotherapy.

Robotics
Recycling Robot Keeps Waste Out of Landfills
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Robotics
Recycling Robot Keeps Waste Out of Landfills
AMP Robotics has developed a recycling robot that uses AI to sort recyclables twice as quickly as humans can.
January 10, 2021

AMP Robotics has developed a recycling robot that uses AI to sort recyclables twice as quickly as humans can.

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Future Forward
Reversing Extinction for the Northern White Rhino
Reversing Extinction for the Northern White Rhino
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Future Forward
Reversing Extinction for the Northern White Rhino
The Northern white rhino is functionally extinct, meaning the two living females of the species are infertile. This scientist from the San Diego Zoo may have the solution to save the last of this extinct species, by tapping into her frozen zoo.
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August 13, 2019

The Northern White Rhino is functionally extinct - but scientists at the San Diego Zoo are launching an unprecedented effort to recreate the species and save it from extinction. The earth is undergoing an unprecedented wave of extinctions, with estimates that between 200 and 2,000 species go extinct every day. One on the brink is the Northern White Rhinoceros, which after waves of poaching only has two known members in the...

Digital Detectives
Keeper of the Missing
Keeper of the Missing
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Digital Detectives
Keeper of the Missing
One woman is tracking thousands of missing people. Autism is her superpower.
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July 5, 2019

Subscribe for More Stories From the Digital Detectives Series Email Subscribe Meaghan Good has made it her life’s mission to track missing people. She runs The Charley Project, an important database compiling information on thousands of missing...

Made With Intel
The Future of Cancer Research
The Future of Cancer Research
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Made With Intel
The Future of Cancer Research
Intel's Bryce Olson used genomic sequencing to help fight his cancer. Now he’s helping researchers use artificial intelligence to discover entirely new cancer treatments.
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September 17, 2018

Intel employee Bryce Olson was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. When the standard of care didn’t work, Bryce turned to genomic sequencing which allowed his doctors to identify specific genetic drivers of his disease and specific treatments and clinical trials that were a fit for his cancer. This precision medicine approach helped send his cancer into remission for several years. Now that his cancer has returned,...

Making Tumors Glow to Improve Cancer Surgery
Making Tumors Glow to Improve Cancer Surgery
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Making Tumors Glow to Improve Cancer Surgery
This surgeon is improving surgery by lighting up cancer cells.
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December 14, 2018

This surgeon, Dr. Sunil Singhal, is making tumors glow to help doctors ensure they have removed all of the cancer cells at the surgery site. Completely removing cancer tumors can be difficult, and if a small amount remains, the cancer can recur. Sunil, the director of the Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, came up with the idea of using glowing tumors to advance cancer surgery after an...

Growing Food with Seawater
Growing Food with Seawater
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Growing Food with Seawater
This designer invented a greenhouse that lets you grow food with seawater.
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November 13, 2018

Water is in short supply in much of the world — but what if we use seawater? It’s been a dream for years, but now technology is making it possible. This new seawater greenhouse uses a clever cardboard design to distill fresh water from salt water cheaply and efficiently. It’s helping grow crops in Somaliland, and could help stop the water crisis in Africa and other parts of the world that are susceptible to drought. The...

Superhuman
These Gloves Can Teach You to Play the Piano. And Maybe Heal Your Brain.
These Gloves Can Teach You to Play the Piano. And Maybe Heal Your Brain.
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Superhuman
These Gloves Can Teach You to Play the Piano. And Maybe Heal Your Brain.
Through "passive haptic learning", these gloves can teach you how to play the piano in an hour. Braille in four hours. Now researchers want to see if victims of traumatic brain injuries can use these gloves to re-learn critical skills.
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May 8, 2018

Georgia Tech researchers Thad Starner and Caitlyn Seim have developed a pair of gloves for playing piano that can magically get you up to speed in just an hour. They've also taught blind people to read braille in four hours, a process that usually takes up to four months. The gloves work through a process called passive haptic learning, and is another great discovery from Georgia Tech researchers. Basically, they vibrate in...

DIY
The Homemade Internet Service
The Homemade Internet Service
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DIY
The Homemade Internet Service
We all get tired of our internet service. But what if instead of just restarting your router, you started your own internet service?
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February 12, 2018

We all get tired of our internet service. Too expensive, too slow, too many lost signals. But what if instead of just restarting your router, you started your own internet service? Sounds crazy, but that’s exactly what one man did.

DIY
Electrifying Classic Cars
Electrifying Classic Cars
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DIY
Electrifying Classic Cars
Starting with the classics, this unique shop is converting existing cars into all-electric road warriors.
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January 29, 2018

When people think about electric cars, sleek, new models usually come to mind. To be sure, they’re incredible feats of engineering. But what about the millions of cars already on the road? Enter EV West. Starting with the classics, this unique shop is converting existing cars into all-electric road warriors. And potentially reinventing the electric car landscape in the process. We visited to see them in action in our latest...

Superhuman
3-D Printing Prosthetics for Kids
3-D Printing Prosthetics for Kids
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Superhuman
3-D Printing Prosthetics for Kids
The incredible movement of shared designs and tech that’s making prosthetics better and cheaper for everyone.
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October 2, 2017

Powered by 3D printer technology, people are making prosthetics at a fraction of the cost. Watch this episode of “Superhuman” for the story of how e-NABLE, an online network of volunteers, has created 3,000 bionic hands for people in need (mostly kids) across 90 countries.