Using “Nanodrops” to Repair Corneas Could Ultimately Replace Glasses

The eye drops fixed both nearsightedness and farsightedness in animal studies.

13 hours ago

Future Computers Will Process and Remember Info at the Same Time, Functioning More Like Real Brains

A new "memtransistor" device functions like a neuron.

17 hours ago

Bad News: The Amazon Might Be Past the Point of Saving

Only 3% more destruction would render the Amazon unsalvageable.

February 23, 2018

Researchers Want to Hunt Unknown Viruses Before They Cause the Next Pandemic

All it would take is one to cause the next global pandemic.

February 23, 2018

No, Violent Video Games Don’t Cause Mass Shootings

Blaming violent media for mass shootings is a gross oversimplification.

February 23, 2018

CERN Researchers Are Planning to Trap and Truck Antimatter From One Facility to Another

They just have to smooth out some kinks, like preventing it from exploding en route.

February 23, 2018

Smart Glasses Can Convert Text Into Sound for the Visually Impaired

The glasses can help those with dyslexia or poor eyesight.

February 23, 2018

To Grow Up, Singapore Is Drilling Down

The city-state is investing $188 million in underground tech research.

February 23, 2018

Scientists Use EEG Machine to Create Digital Images From Brain Activity

"We were able to ... get a direct illustration of what’s happening in the brain."

February 23, 2018

Two Space Hotels Could Open as Early as 2021

Bigelow Aersospace is ready to tackle space tourism.

February 23, 2018

Three Reasons Why It’s a Good Idea to Build a Skyscraper Out of Wood

Trust us, it's practical.

February 23, 2018

Today in Astronaut Fashion: A Unitard to Keep Your Back Healthy

The Skinsuit recreates the effect of gravity to avoid damaging the astronaut's spine.

February 23, 2018

Tracking Atmospheric “Rivers” Could Help Us Predict Extreme Weather

Current models can predict 1-2 weeks in advance, but this one predicted up to five weeks out.

February 21, 2018

Today’s Delays in Addressing CO2 Emissions Could Influence Sea Levels for Centuries

This doesn't look good.

February 21, 2018

Losing Biodiversity Could Lead to “Extinction Cascades”

Losing just a single species could create a domino effect.

February 20, 2018

Oh, Great: There’s Lots of Mercury in the Thawing Permafrost

Yikes. So what happens when the Alaskan permafrost thaws and all that mercury escapes?

February 19, 2018

The EPA’s Pollution Estimates Are Way Off. That’s Bad News for Our Future.

We've been measuring it all wrong, all along.

February 19, 2018

New Nanobots Kill Cancerous Tumors by Cutting off Their Blood Supply

And they do so without affecting healthy cells.

February 19, 2018

It’s Great That Supermarkets Are Cutting Plastic Waste. But That’s Not Going to Solve the Problem.

It's just a drop in the ocean. A really, really polluted ocean.

February 19, 2018

Innovative Shape-Shifting Furniture Can Help Save Space in Your Home

Make the most of your place's small spaces.

February 19, 2018

Chemicals Like Perfume Produce as Much Air Pollution as Cars

We've improved vehicle emissions, but cars aren't the only source of air pollution.

February 19, 2018
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