Stickers ‘listen’ to skin to track your health

A sensor that sticks to the skin can pick up signals like a blush or heartbeat and beam health readings to a receiver clipped to your clothes.

Tom Abate-Stanford | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology sensors skin wearable-devices

Can ‘trap, neuter, return’ really control cats? Maybe

Trap, neuter, return programs for free-roaming cats are controversial. New research says they can reduce populations and suffering, but only at scale.

Alisson Clark-Florida | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology birth-control cats invasive-species pets reproduction veterinary-science


Growing organoids uncovers how cells become organs

Tiny sensors are embedded into stretchable, integrated mesh that grows with the developing tissue, allowing scientists to track how cells grow into organs.

Leah Burrows | Aug. 16, 2019 | harvard
~3 mins   

Tags: science-technology basic-research charles-m-lieber cyborg-organoids jia-liu john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences leah-burrows nano-letters organoids

Tiny ‘glass’ bottles deliver drugs at right temp and place

"This new method could allow infusion therapies to target specific parts of the body and potentially negating certain side effects..."

Josh Brown-Georgia Tech | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer drug-delivery nanotechnology

Wild boar genes recreated domestic pigs

"...when we look at modern European pigs, they look like they were domesticated in Europe even though we now know that is not true."

Keith Randall-Texas A&M | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology dna domestication evolution genomes livestock pigs

How the glowing bacteria in squid fight it out

Hawaiian bobtail squid owe their luminescence to bacteria they acquire from the environment. Genetic analysis clarifies how this symbiosis works.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology bacteria genes genomes squid symbiosis

Deep learning speeds chemical test for food, blood, and more

Using deep learning to analyze the data that gas chromatography gathers could benefit our food, health care, the environment, and much more.

Lene Hundborg Koss-U. Copenhagen | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology food gases machine-learning

‘MacGyver’ robot builds tools with what’s on hand

A new robot can make tools from separate parts by reasoning about shape, function, and how they can fit together—a technique known as "MacGyvering."

David Mitchell-GaTech | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology machine-learning robots shapes

Massive newbie planet smacked young Jupiter head-on

The collision between a newborn planet and a younger Jupiter could explain some suprising readings from NASA's Juno mission.

Jade Boyd-Rice | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology jupiter planets space stars

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