Friday, October 18, 2019

To Infinity And Beyond: These Crystal Sensors Can See Blasts From...

In the 1960s, satellites monitoring Soviet nuclear tests noticed huge, curious flashes of radiation. Rather than coming from the ground below, they were arriving...

The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

Atmospheric carbon gets turned back into coal, tobacco plants are repurposed as “green bioreactors,” and an artificial intelligence text generator becomes worrisomely good at...

The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

Bone marrow implants could forestall neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, synthetic DNA sheds light on how life might’ve evolved elsewhere in the universe, and computer-designed...

The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

 Whispered messages can be transmitted across a room directly into the ear they’re intended for, a shirt can change its properties whether it’s hot...

The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

This week, researchers rigged off-the-shelf technology to catapult their ideas into the next level. Engineers in California used a movie projector to 3D-print super...

The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

Tiny robots will repair Britain’s sewer system, an algorithm helps digital cameras see around corners and a controversial gene therapy technique could change the...

The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

Scientists are growing blood vessels in petri dishes, engineers are using bird feathers as inspiration for a new Velcro-like material, and a Japanese company...

The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

Robots performing spinal surgery. Robots wandering about and asking for directions. A mysterious series of shifts in the earth’s magnetic field. Are conditions on...

The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

As we blast off into a brave new year, this week’s most notable scientific advances have us contemplating childbirth in space, ever more precise...