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A cyborg cockroach could someday save your life

A tiny neuro-controller created by researchers at the University of Connecticut could provide more precise control of...

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Genes are key to academic success, study suggests

Parents always worry about whether their children will do well in school, but their kids probably were born with much...

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How we judge personality from faces depends on our beliefs about how personality works

NYU researchers tested how much we believe different traits co-occur in other people’s personalities–for...

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The $250 Biohack That’s Revolutionizing Life With Diabetes

When her daughter, Sydney, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 8, Kate Farnsworth stopped sleeping through the...

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Carbon nanotubes used to develop clothing that can double as batteries

Engineers with the University of Cincinnati are leveraging a partnership with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to create...

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New ‘e-dermis’ brings sense of touch, pain to prosthetic hands

Amputees often experience the sensation of a “phantom limb” — a feeling that a missing body part is...

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Test tube artificial neural network recognizes ‘molecular handwriting’

Researchers at Caltech have developed an artificial neural network made out of DNA that can solve a classic machine...

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The U.S. Air Force learned to code—and saved the Pentagon millions

In October 2016, Eric Schmidt found himself in the Arab Gulf nation of Qatar. Then executive chairman of Alphabet,...

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How to Clean Your Filthy, Disgusting Laptop

You know your laptop is filthy. You can see the dirt and grime on your keyboard. You can see that circle of skin oils...

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Why is there concern that cell phones may cause cancer or other health problems?

There are three main reasons why people are concerned that cell phones (also known as “mobile” or “wireless”...

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