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.


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.


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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.


Researchers Create A ‘Psychopath’ AI By Feeding It Reddit Captions

The development of AI is a fascinating one, where if we could develop computer systems that can think for itself and for us, it would save us a lot of time. However there is the ethical question behind the development of such sentience, and as if to prove the naysayers right, researchers at MIT have actually created an ‘psychopath’ AI.


Study Finds AI Can Detect Skin Cancer More Accurately Than Doctors

It is not surprising that we’re seeing an uptick in AI being used in the medical field, where even governments are backing such initiatives. There is good reason for this, because unlike humans, computers don’t get tired and they aren’t biased, which is why sometimes AI can help pick up on things doctors miss.


Researchers Develop Hydrogel That Promotes Brain Tissue Regrowth

Unlike some of our organs or parts of our body, our brain is pretty slow when it comes to healing itself. This is why our brains cannot recover from certain degenerative conditions as it can’t heal itself fast enough, at least not fast enough to keep up or outpace the disease.