SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
“BRAIN-ON-A-CHIP” DEVICES ARE CHANGING HOW WE STUDY THE BRAIN
Researchers are refining "brain-on-a-chip" technology, which could one day eliminate the need for animal — or even human — testing for a number of neurological diseases and conditions.
LITTLE 'RAINBOW' DINOSAUR DISCOVERED BY FARMER IN CHINA
Despite its fearsome, Velociraptor-like skull, a 161-million-year-old dinosaur the size of a duck would have been a shining, shimmering and splendid sight to behold — mostly because it sported gleaming, iridescent feathers that were rainbow-colored, a new study finds.
NASA-FUNDED RESEARCH WILL LET UNMANNED SPACECRAFT “THINK” USING AI AND BLOCKCHAIN
Researchers will put artificial intelligence to work on a blockchain system in order to help unmanned spacecraft "think" for themselves. This will let spacecraft react to new data even when far from Earth, where transmitted instructions lag.
A ROBOTIC IMPLANT COULD TREAT CONGENITAL DISORDERS IN BABIES
A study in pigs indicates that a newly designed robotic implant can promote tissue growth by pulling at organs. Engineered with an esophagus defect in mind, the robot could one day treat a variety of tube-shaped organs.
SCIENTISTS COAX HUMAN STEM CELLS INTO BECOMING TOUCH NEURONS
This remarkable first could one day lead to innovative paralysis treatments.
NASA HAS DEVELOPED AUTONOMOUS SPACE NAVIGATION THAT USES PULSARS
“This demonstration is a breakthrough for future deep space exploration.”
GOOPY GIF: YOU CAN'T LOOK AWAY FROM THIS MESMERIZING EXPERIMENT
A weird GIF highlights the magic of ferrofluids.
WRITING A TO-DO LIST BEFORE BED COULD HELP YOU SLEEP
A new bedtime to-do list, courtesy of sleep researchers at Baylor University:
OUR CLIMATE IS CHANGING RAPIDLY. IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT GEOENGINEERING.
It could save the planet. Or it could make everything worse.
WHY SCIENTISTS JUST CREATED THE CREEPIEST ROBOT BABY YOU'LL EVER SEE
A foil-wrapped robotic half-baby that looks like it escaped from an unnerving avant-garde art installation is helping researchers to understand how much dirt, pollen, skin cells and bacteria are stirred up — and inhaled — by crawling infants.