DIY ‘smart’ white cane works like a self-driving car

A "smart" white cane that uses way-finding approaches from robotics and self-driving vehicles could benefit people who are blind or visually impaired.

Andrew Myers-Stanford • futurity
today ~7 min

Serotonin plays a role in remembering new people

New research with mice clarifies how the brain creates new social memories, a process that involves the neurotransmitter serotonin.

Stanford • futurity
today ~11 min

Imagined jazz improv changes the brain like real singing

When jazz musicians imagine improvising, it elicits the same brain changes as when they actually sing, a new study shows.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
today ~6 min

Harvard’s Lieberman says Americans can learn from hunter-gatherers

Sedentary tendencies may be robbing aging humans of a key benefit of exercise: the myriad repair mechanisms that heal the body from the minor dings and tears of hunter-gatherer and farming lifestyles.

Alvin Powell • harvard
yesterday ~6 min

Physics outreach programs are a win-win for students, community

Physics educational outreach programs are positive for both audiences and the students who present them, a new study shows.

Shana Hutchins-Texas A&M • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Team makes most precise measurement of neutron lifetime

The world's most precise measurement of the neutron's lifetime has an uncertainty of less than one-tenth of a percent.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Is the best planetary defense a good offense?

Two physicists propose a new, bolder approach to planetary defense called PI, or "Pulverize It."

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
yesterday ~11 min

These neural networks know what they’re doing

A certain type of artificial intelligence agent can learn the cause-and-effect basis of a navigation task during training.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~6 min

Star Trek’s William Shatner Becomes Oldest Man to Fly in Space

VOA Learning English • voa
Oct. 13, 2021 ~4 min

New Map of the Universe Lets Users ‘Travel Through Space and Time’

VOA Learning English • voa
Oct. 13, 2021 ~4 min