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Nov 14, 2019

The beetle that pulls water from thin air

Posted by in category: sustainability

How a tiny beetle could help us harvest water from thin air.

Nov 14, 2019

Realistic arm prosthetic

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI

This 3D-printed robotic arm could be the most advanced and most realistic yet.

Nov 14, 2019

‘World’s cheapest electric car’

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Chinese carmaker unveils the ‘world’s cheapest electric car,’ starting at less than $9,000.

Nov 14, 2019

The world’s first medically approved 3D-printed bionic arm is now available in the UK, USA, France, Spain and Ireland for children and adults with below-elbow limb differences

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, cyborgs, transhumanism

More countries coming very soon! Start your bionic journey here: http://

Nov 14, 2019

HyperStealth Biotechnology Creates Real ‘Invisibility Cloak’

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Here’s how HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp.’s ‘invisibility cloak’ works ✨.

Nov 14, 2019

The ‘post-antibiotic era’ is here: Drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ sicken 2.8M and kill 35K each year, CDC says

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A new CDC report sets a baseline of infections and deaths from antibiotic-resistant germs and outlines strategies to slow drug-resistant infections.

Nov 14, 2019

Sleep duration predicts death risk in diabetes and hypertension

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

An analysis of data from 1,654 people suggests that sleep duration may help predict early death risk in people with type 2 diabetes or hypertension.

Nov 14, 2019

Curiosity rover reveals “mind-boggling” oxygen swings on Mars

Posted by in category: space

The study of Mars is a constant exercise in problem-solving, and NASA scientists have just been served up a doozy. Data from the Curiosity rover positioned within the planet’s Gale Crater has revealed wild seasonal swings in oxygen levels, something mission scientists neither expected or are able to explain.

This perplexing piece of intel comes courtesy of Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) tool, an onboard laboratory that has been sucking in the air over the Gale Crater for analysis over the course of three Martian years (almost six Earth years). This has enabled the team to piece together the composition of the planet’s thin atmosphere, with CO2, nitrogen, argon, carbon monoxide and oxygen all part of the mix.

The concentrations of these gases increase and decrease as the weather changes on Mars, as the icy winters lower air pressure across the planet and the summer then raises them again. This leads to regular patterns of concentrations of gases like nitrogen and argon, and in examining the latest data, the scientists expected to see similar trends at play for oxygen.

Nov 14, 2019

In Case of Apocalypse, Open This Arctic Code Vault

Posted by in categories: business, existential risks

In this episode of “Hello World,” Ashlee Vance travels to Svalbard — an archipelago located at 80 degrees north — to participate in some doomsday preparation with GitHub CEO Nat Friedman.

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Nov 14, 2019

Parkinson’s Gut Bacteria Studies Differ in Findings, Methods, Review Says

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Studies on gut bacteria in Parkinson’s disease differ in their findings and important methodological details, according to a new review that highlights these differences and proposes strategies to mitigate them in the future.

The study, titled “ Increasing Comparability and Utility of Gut Microbiome Studies in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review,” was published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease.

Although Parkinson’s is often thought of as a disorder of the brain, the gut likely plays an important role in the disease, but it has only been seriously studied in recent years. A number of studies have recently focused on how the gut microbiome — the bacteria that live inside the intestines — might impact Parkinson’s.