Exoskeleton could one day boost walking speed of older adults

A new ankle exoskeleton increases users' walking speed by about 40%. Researchers hope it will one day help restore walking speed for older adults.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
April 29, 2021 ~7 min

Quest for error-free genomes begins with this rare bird

New findings from the Vertebrate Genomes Study offer some hope for endangered species like the kakapo and vaquita. And that's just the start.

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State • futurity
April 29, 2021 ~8 min

Did icy clouds give Mars lakes and rivers?

Icy clouds could have kept early Mars warm enough to form rivers and lakes, a new study using computer models suggests.

Louise Lerner-Chicago • futurity
April 29, 2021 ~7 min

‘Location spoofing’ creates deepfake satellite images

Researchers identify new ways to detect "deepfake geography," warn of the dangers of falsified geospatial data, and call for geographic fact-checking.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
April 29, 2021 ~8 min

Your brain responds to happy screams faster than fearful ones

New research identifies six diferent types of human screaming. It also shows our brains process joyful screams more efficiently than others.

U. Zurich • futurity
April 29, 2021 ~4 min

Should hormones get universal names across species?

Scientists advocate for cleaning up troublesome jargon by applying new standard nomenclature for the hormones known as oxytocin and vasopressin in humans.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
April 29, 2021 ~8 min

More US Companies Now Offering 3D Printed Homes

VOA Learning English • voa
April 28, 2021 ~5 min

Listen: Kara Swisher explains the high costs of ‘Big Tech’

On this podcast, Kara Swisher of The New York Times explains the high costs of large tech companies like Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

U. Chicago • futurity
April 28, 2021 ~2 min

Why silver dissipates from gold-silver nanoparticles

A new study reveals a mechanism behind silver's dissipation from gold-silver nanoparticles.The discovery could help fine-tune nanoparticle alloys for specific uses.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
April 28, 2021 ~6 min

520-day simulated Mars mission changes crew’s gut bacteria

After completing a confined 520-day simulated mission to Mars, researchers discovered significant changes in the crew's gut microbiota.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
April 27, 2021 ~6 min