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FDA approves world’s 1st contact lenses that darken in sunlight

April 24th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Contact lenses that automatically darken when the wearer goes outside are cleared to hit the market after the innovation got a green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this month.



This new 3D-printed house was built by a portable robot in just 48 hours

April 23rd, 2018 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

There are a lot of 3D-printed houses popping up these days, but this is the first time an architect with the renown of Massimiliano Locatelli of CLS Architetti and Arup has tackled one. Built out of a special quick-drying mortar, the 1,076-square-foot house was constructed in just 48 hours. Locatelli envisions 3D printing as the […]



Physicists just discovered an entirely new type of superconductivity

April 13th, 2018 at 9:50 am » Comments Off

“No one thought this was possible in solid materials.” One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where electricity flows with zero resistance at room temperature. Progress has been slow, but physicists have just made an unexpected breakthrough. They’ve discovered a superconductor that works in a way no […]



Tiny ‘hearing’ device is 100,000 times thinner than your eardrum

April 4th, 2018 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

It can detect signals at frequencies higher and lower than our own ears, too.



IBM unveils ‘world’s smallest computer’ with blockchain at Think 2018

March 26th, 2018 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

If there’s one downside to powerful computers, it’s that they’re too damn big. Luckily, that’s about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say about it. March 19 is the first day of IBM Think 2018, the company’s flagship conference, where the company will unveil what it claims is the world’s smallest computer. […]



XPRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis: ‘We’re Living at a Time When Individual Entrepreneurs Are More Powerful Than Governments’

March 14th, 2018 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

Peter Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which designs and operates large-scale incentive competitions to, in essence, change the world. In the words of its own criteria, an Xprize must be bold, audacious, and achievable. It must target market failure, drive investment, and give birth to a new industry. And, […]



New CRISPR method takes on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

March 5th, 2018 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

The advance of CRISPR gene editing technology, which uses an RNA strand to guide an enzyme called Cas9 to cut a specific portion of DNA, has raised concerns and sparked debate as people envision a not-so-distant future populated by bioengineered super-crops, genetically flawless pets, and customized babies. While the method could be used for these […]



Celularity placental stem cell treatments for cancer, longevity

February 19th, 2018 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

A startup that wants to use stem cells to keep us living longer just raised $250 million Celularity is a New Jersey-based startup co-founded by X-Prize founder Dr. Peter Diamandis and ex-Celgene executive Dr. Bob Hariri.



Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

January 17th, 2018 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater.



It’s official, AI is now better at reading comprehension than humans are

January 17th, 2018 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Microsoft and Alibaba machines tied for first place, but both beat a human by a slim margin.



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