Future Electric Cars Could Store Energy In Carbon Fiber Bodies

At the moment electric cars store their energy in their batteries. The problem with these batteries is that they need to be big enough to sustain the car traveling for hundreds of miles, and in turn they also pose some potential risks such as exploding. They can also be very expensive to replace.


iPhone Xs Max’s Display Found To Be Gentle On Your Eyes

An issue that we’ve been hearing about in recent times is blue light, which is basically the light emitted from our electronic gadgets that have been found to interrupt our sleeping patterns, and in general are said to be bad for one’s eyes as well. This has led companies such as Apple to introduce Night Shift mode that modifies the temperature of the display to make it “warmer”.


Sucking CO2 Out Of The Sky Might Not Be As Expensive As We Thought

While carbon dioxide (CO2) is a naturally occuring gas (we expel CO2 when we breathe out) and is used by plants during the photosynthesis process, just like all things in life, too much of something is usually bad, and the excess of CO2 has resulted in climate change, and not necessarily for the better.


Google & Harvard Use AI To Predict The Aftershocks Of Earthquakes

When an earthquake takes place, naturally the size of the earthquake itself is something to be concerned over, where it could be something small, or it could result in a massive natural disaster. However the aftershocks are also something that need to be considered, where it could result in structures weakened by the initial earthquake to collapse.


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Spear-Wielding Robot Can Protect Coral Reefs Against The Lionfish

It is funny how it seems that nature was designed to allow everything to live in harmony with each other, where each living being seems to have a purpose in the ecosystem. However sometimes it doesn’t always work out that way, like the lionfish who has been known to wreak havoc on the coral reefs.


Researchers Develop New Lithium-Ion Batteries That Harden On Impact

There is a lot of work being done with regards to batteries that power our electronics, such as smartphones and laptops. For the most part lithium-ion is the most commonly used battery, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the best. There are issues with lithium-ion, such as how it loses its charge over time, and how volatile it is where it has been known to cause explosions.


Researchers Develop Liquid Metal That Can Be Programmed

When you think about the term “liquid metal”, if you’re old enough chances are you might associate that with the antagonist from James Cameron’s Terminator 2. Now it looks like we are taking one additional step towards that future as researchers have actually created liquid metal that responds to programming.


Researchers Develop AI That Can Help Make Cancer Treatment Less Toxic

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive form of brain cancer with a prognosis of no more than five years in adults. However its treatment is also just as aggressive in which doctors general administer the maximum drug dose (that falls within safety levels) to try and shrink the tumor as much as possible. As you might expect, this does have some pretty bad side effects.


Scientists Successfully Transplant Lab-Grown Lungs Into Pigs

Thanks to medical technology that has helped lead to the development of organ transplants, this has resulted in many lives being saved, where organs such as hearts, lungs, livers, and kidneys have over the years been successfully transplanted from one person to the other. However the problem with transplants is that you need to find a donor that matches you.


Google Glass Can Help Kids With Autism

In recent times we’ve started to realize how wearables have the potential to help with certain medical conditions. For example recently it was discovered that over in China, the use of virtual reality could potentially help gauge how well drug addicts are recovering in rehab. Now it looks like another wearable in the form of Google Glass can also help kids with autism.


Reprogrammable Braille Could Result In Smaller-Sized Books

Ebooks have an advantage over physical books in the sense that with a single device like a Kindle, you could store hundreds if not thousands of books, making it easier to carry your entire library with you on the go. However there are some who prefer reading physical books, just like how there might be some who are visually impaired might prefer “reading” on a braille book.


Researchers Develop Wearable That Measures Your Cortisol Levels

The majority of fitness trackers offer pretty standard fitness tracking features, such as the steps we’ve taken, distance walked/run, calories burned, and heart rate. These are considered to be “basic” functions that most people would expect from such trackers, but it is possible that in the future our trackers could become more complex and better at gathering data.


Forget Fireworks, Artificial Meteor Showers Could Be The Next Big Thing

Setting off fireworks everytime there is a major event is pretty much standard fare. Fireworks during New Years, during Christmas, on the 4th of July, and so on. Don’t get us wrong, fireworks are awesome and it doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen it, it’s still pretty great and impressive whenever you see a fireworks show.


Robot Plant Pot Has Legs That Lets It Chase Sunlight

Plants need sunlight to survive and that’s a fact. This is why sometimes when you can see plants that end up growing in weird directions in order to best reach the areas where there is sunlight. Now the problem with indoor plants is that they don’t always have access to sunlight, but this robot could solve that problem.