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AI
Human Battles AI Fighter Jet in First Man vs. Machine Test Flight
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AI
Human Battles AI Fighter Jet in First Man vs. Machine Test Flight
Daniel Robinson, a veteran F-22 pilot, flew a real aircraft and battled an AI virtual fighter in a world's first.
November 23, 2020

Daniel Robinson, a veteran F-22 pilot, flew a real aircraft and battled an AI virtual fighter in a world's first.

The Future Explored
We Can Grow 60% More Food By Hacking Photosynthesis
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The Future Explored
We Can Grow 60% More Food By Hacking Photosynthesis
By improving photosynthesis, we can get more food from our farmland.
November 22, 2020

By improving photosynthesis, we can get more food from our farmland.

Medical Innovation
New Skin Cancer Vaccine Is Twice as Powerful
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Medical Innovation
New Skin Cancer Vaccine Is Twice as Powerful
By adding two “boosters” to an in-development skin cancer vaccine, scientists may have improved its ability to prevent melanoma recurrence.
November 21, 2020

By adding two “boosters” to an in-development skin cancer vaccine, scientists may have improved its ability to prevent melanoma recurrence.

Engineering
Scientists Want to Use a Laser Beam to Control Lightning
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Engineering
Scientists Want to Use a Laser Beam to Control Lightning
A new laser beam may allow scientists to control lightning, allowing them to divert a bolt to strike where it’s less likely to cause a wildfire.
November 21, 2020

A new laser beam may allow scientists to control lightning, allowing them to divert a bolt to strike where it’s less likely to cause a wildfire.

Biology
Bacteria Could Make Space Mining 400% More Efficient
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Biology
Bacteria Could Make Space Mining 400% More Efficient
Using a bioreactor packed with bacteria could make space mining more efficient by speeding up the extraction of elements from rock.
November 20, 2020

Using a bioreactor packed with bacteria could make space mining more efficient by speeding up the extraction of elements from rock.

Medical Innovation
New Vanishing Wound Dressing Heals Skin With Minimal Scarring
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Medical Innovation
New Vanishing Wound Dressing Heals Skin With Minimal Scarring
A new kind of hydrogel dressing improves wound healing and minimizes scarring by kicking the adaptive immune system into gear.
November 19, 2020

A new kind of hydrogel dressing improves wound healing and minimizes scarring by kicking the adaptive immune system into gear.

Gene Editing
Bacteria’s Self-Destruct Mechanism May Unlock Next-Level Genome Editing
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Gene Editing
Bacteria’s Self-Destruct Mechanism May Unlock Next-Level Genome Editing
A mystery for 30 years, retrons are showing potential as genome-editing tools. Now, we know what they actually do.
November 18, 2020

A mystery for 30 years, retrons are showing potential as genome-editing tools. Now, we know what they actually do.

Biology
The Most Detailed Map of the Human Heart
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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.
November 17, 2020

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.

Favorites in Tech & Science

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.