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Nation of Artists and Freethink are proud to partner with Aflac, Sproutel and Carol Cone On Purpose for the launch of My Special Aflac Duck, a social robot designed to bring comfort and joy to kids with cancer, and already the winner of the Tech for a Better World Innovation Award at CES 2018, Engadget’s official Best of CES Awards for Best Unexpected Product, and the CES Showstoppers Award for Best Robotics.

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Citizen Science
Help Scientists Figure Out Whether Brain Training Apps Work
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Citizen Science
Help Scientists Figure Out Whether Brain Training Apps Work
To figure out how people might benefit from brain training apps, researchers are looking for 30,000 volunteers willing to play brain games science.

To figure out how people might benefit from brain training apps, researchers are looking for 30,000 volunteers willing to play brain games science.

Future of Medicine
“Google Maps for the Human Body” Offers a Deep View Inside Our Trillions of Cells
“Google Maps for the Human Body” Offers a Deep View Inside Our Trillions of Cells
Future of Medicine
“Google Maps for the Human Body” Offers a Deep View Inside Our Trillions of Cells
Researchers are creating an interactive, 3D map of the human body to help identify and prevent disease.
By Sarah Wells

Researchers are creating an interactive, 3D map of the human body to help identify and prevent disease.

Robotics
Meet the Mayflower, the Robot Boat Crossing the Atlantic in 2021
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Robotics
Meet the Mayflower, the Robot Boat Crossing the Atlantic in 2021
The new Mayflower, set to traverse the Atlantic in 2021, won’t bear any pilgrims. It’s a robot boat, sailing sailor-free.

The new Mayflower, set to traverse the Atlantic in 2021, won’t bear any pilgrims. It’s a robot boat, sailing sailor-free.

Medicine
New ALS Treatment Appears to Slow Disease Progression
ALS Treatment
Medicine
New ALS Treatment Appears to Slow Disease Progression
A new ALS treatment that appears to slow disease progression offers hope to those battling the incurable neurological disorder.

A new ALS treatment that appears to slow disease progression offers hope to those battling the incurable neurological disorder.

Hurricanes
Could a Norwegian “Hurricane Net” Stop Storms by Cooling the Sea?
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Hurricanes
Could a Norwegian “Hurricane Net” Stop Storms by Cooling the Sea?
Norwegian company OceanTherm uses bubble nets to keep ice out of fjords. Could a hurricane net weaken the storms?

Norwegian company OceanTherm uses bubble nets to keep ice out of fjords. Could a hurricane net weaken the storms?

Drones
New Tech Could Finally Change Drone Regulations for the Better
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Drones
New Tech Could Finally Change Drone Regulations for the Better
FAA drone regulations require pilots to have a visual line of sight of their aircraft, but new detect-and-avoid systems could change that.

FAA drone regulations require pilots to have a visual line of sight of their aircraft, but new detect-and-avoid systems could change that.

Dispatches
Goodbye, Passwords: Hello Brain-ID
Goodbye, Passwords: Hello Brain-ID
Dispatches
Goodbye, Passwords: Hello Brain-ID
Can mind-readers replace passwords and biometric security?
By Wenyao Xu, Feng Lin and Zhanpeng Jin

Can mind-readers replace passwords and biometric security?

Dispatches
Precision Medicine Cured an “Untreatable” Stage IV Breast Cancer
Precision Medicine Cured  an “Untreatable” Stage IV Breast Cancer
Dispatches
Precision Medicine Cured an “Untreatable” Stage IV Breast Cancer
Two years ago, she had two months to live.
Can an Algorithm Catch a Serial Killer?
Can an Algorithm Catch a Serial Killer?
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Can an Algorithm Catch a Serial Killer?
A self-professed data nerd, Thomas Hargrove believes everything around us is following a mathematical formula...including murder.
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A self-professed data nerd, Thomas Hargrove believes everything around us is following a mathematical formula...including murder. Hargrove wanted to find a way to use data to solve cold cases and identify potential serial killers that have gone unnoticed. Armed with public homicide records, he created an algorithm that can spot similar patterns across different cases. Each cluster is given an unique identifier -- what he...