Friday, May 25, 2018
This Digital Pill Prototype Uses Bacteria to Sense Stomach Bleeding

This Digital Pill Prototype Uses Bacteria to Sense Stomach Bleeding

Researchers are cooking up pill-sized sensors to detect medical molecules and possibly diagnose other gastrointestinal ailments.
This Robotic Pollinator Is Like a Huge Bee With Wheels and an Arm

This Robotic Pollinator Is Like a Huge Bee With Wheels and an Arm

In a world with too many humans and not enough pollinators, robots like the BrambleBee could help.
The Physics of How a Mirror Creates a Virtual World

The Physics of How a Mirror Creates a Virtual World

Human eyes are sort of dumb—but you can trick them into being smart.
An Ebola Vaccine Gets Its First Real-World Test

An Ebola Vaccine Gets Its First Real-World Test

Scientists have known about Ebola since 1976, and the Democratic Republic of Congo has had nine outbreaks since then. But now one shot might beat it.
A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

Astronomers argue that there’s an undiscovered giant planet far beyond the orbit of Neptune. A newly discovered rocky body has added evidence to the circumstantial case for it.
Space Photos of the Week: Mars Gets Pac-Man Fever

Space Photos of the Week: Mars Gets Pac-Man Fever

NASA just released an image of a crater-dune combination it is calling Bachan Pac-Man.
23andMe Goes Global In Its Data-Mining Efforts

23andMe Goes Global In Its Data-Mining Efforts

The consumer genetics company is opening its data set to some researchers—and recruiting others to make that data set more robust in the first place.
How Volcanologists Predicted Kilauea’s Explosive Eruption

How Volcanologists Predicted Kilauea’s Explosive Eruption

Scientists are now warning that the next phase of eruptions could send very large boulders as far as a mile from the crater.
Yanny vs. Laurel Means We'll All Die Alone

Yanny vs. Laurel Means We'll All Die Alone

When everyone’s brain makes a little world out of sensory input, and everyone’s world is just a little bit different, can you really *know* anyone?
This Insect-Sized Flying Robot Is Powered by Lasers

This Insect-Sized Flying Robot Is Powered by Lasers

It’s the first robo-fly that doesn’t need to be tethered to a power supply.

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