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New spray fights infections and antibiotic resistance | MedicalXPress (08:27)
Spraying drugs up the nose may help heal the brain after a stroke | New Scientist (18:47)
Toroidal propellers: A noise-killing game changer in air and water | New Atlas (24:24)
Google Research and DeepMind develop AI medical chatbot | Digital Health (01:25)
MIT researchers develop an AI model that can detect future lung cancer risk | MIT news (09:22)
Major breakthrough as scientists produce first-ever rheumatoid arthritis gene therapy | Brighter Side News (18:54)
New Nanoparticles Deliver Therapy Brain-Wide and Edit Alzheimer’s Gene | Neuroscience News (24:02)
Anthropic’s Claude improves on ChatGPT but still suffers from limitations | TechCrunch (01:10)
Death of the narrator? Apple unveils suite of AI-voiced audiobooks | The Guardian (01:14)
Porsche’s synthetic gasoline factory comes online today in Chile | Ars Technica (01:07)
Experimental compound shown to block effects of multiple harmful drugs | New Atlas (01:20)
What is ChatGPT and why does it matter? | ZDNET (00:57)
Elon Musk says he's confident Neuralink will be ready to put chips into human brains in the next 6 months | Business Insider (00:51)
Researchers are building robots that can build themselves | Tech Crunch (00:52)
"Polytherapeutic" tinnitus treatment app delivers impressive results | New Atlas (00:49)
Tinnitus is when you experience ringing or other noises in one or both of your ears.
5% of people experience tinnitus at some point in their lives
A team of researchers at the University of Auckland has found it's new smartphone app treatment is getting strong results
This polytherapeutic “combines goal-based counseling with p...
First human patients receive transfusions of lab-grown blood cells | New Atlas (01:01)
For the first time ever, human patients have received transfusions of blood cells that were grown from stem cells in a lab
Revolutionize blood transfusions
Blood donations are life saving, but the demand outweighs the supply
But only 13.6 million units of whole blood and red blood cells are collected in the U.S. in a year.
Honda aims for a solid-state-powered EV by the end of the decade | Ars Technica (00:53)
Honda is working on what it believes will be the breakthrough that brings solid-state batteries to the market.
Working solo on this technology
Shinji Aoyama, Honda's global leader of electrification, told Ars Technica:
“In the springtime of 2024, we will start a pilot line (for manufacturing). Then if we can be successful...
The future of solid-state batteries could be 3D-printed | The Verge (01:11)
Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere: in your phone, car, camera, and more.
One major flaw: safety.
Lithium-ion batteries have a tendency to catch fire, especially when damaged or at high temperatures.
Solid-state batteries replace a flammable liquid electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries with a more stable solid one.
Radioactive implant wipes tumors in unprecedented pre-clinical success | New Atlas (00:52)
Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat, with tumor cells of this type highly evasive and loaded with mutations that make them resistant to many drugs.
3.2 percent of all cancers, yet is the third leading cause of cancer-related death
Engineers at Duke University have developed a novel delivery system ...
A bionic pancreas could solve one of the biggest challenges of diabetes | MIT Technology Review (01:02)
In a recent trial, a bionic pancreas that automatically delivers insulin proved more effective than pumps or injections at lowering blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is a serious condition that causes a person’s level of glucose, or sugar, to become too high because the pancreas ca...
Scientists Have Discovered a New Set of Blood Groups | Wired (00:52)
After performing an emergency C-section for a pregnant woman, researchers were curious why there were these strange antibodies in the blood.
They made a startling discovery:
The woman’s blood was of an ultra rare type, which may have made her baby’s blood incompatible with her own.
Prompting her immune system to produce antibodies against her ba...
Google Fiber CEO Dinni Jain announced Tuesday via blog post that 20 gigs is coming,
The company achieved a 20.2Gbps download speed in a field test in Kansas City
Google Fiber currently offers two plan options: 1-gigabit download speeds for $70 per month and a 2-gig plan for $100 monthly.
cheapest 2Gbps plan among major intern...
InSight hears meteoroid impacts on Mars | EarthSky (01:15)
Since 2018, NASA’s InSight lander has been busy studying the interior of Mars detecting over 1,300 marsquakes
NASA announced on September 19, 2022, that, for the first time, InSight has heard the impacts of four meteoroids as they crashed into the Martian surface.
Detected the vibrations from the impacts in 2020 and 2021.
The impacts produced small marsquak...
SpaceX’s Starlink internet reaches Antarctica, touching all 7 continents | New Atlas (01:16)
Scientists with the United States Antarctic Program at the McMurdo Station are tapping into the space-based internet service, Starlink.
Boosting the bandwidth for scientific research at the end of the Earth.
Location of the Antarctic Program? You guess it Antartica
The researchers have received a Starlink terminal of their...
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