A New Brain Implant Automatically Detects and Kills Pain in Real Time

A New Brain Implant Automatically Detects and Kills Pain in Real Time

Chronic pain is like a horror movie monster that sneaks up on you. It’s unpredictable, lingers silently, and when it strikes it’s often too late to tame. More diabolically, our best weapon against it—pain medication—can increase pain intensity over time. And as the opioid epidemic sadly shows, even pain medication is a double-edged sword…


Ingenious New Search and Rescue Drone Finds People by Listening for Screams

There’s that iconic moment in many a Superman story in which the Man of Steel is soaring through the sky when, thanks to his super hearing, he picks up the faint, frightened voice of a person calling for help. Without a second thought, Supes zeroes in on the audio source and flies off in that direction, ready to perform a daring rescue…


A Single Drop of Blood Can Reveal Stress Hormones in The Body With Quick New Test

Scientists are constantly looking for ways of diagnosing what’s going on in the body as quickly and as safely as possible – it means problems can be spotted earlier and managed more effectively…


Flying Car Completes Test Flight Between Airports

A prototype flying car has completed a 35-minute flight between international airports in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia…


The Affordable 3D-Printed Home That Could Transform African Urbanization

There is a housing crisis taking place across many parts of Africa. Nigeria alone has an estimated shortfall of 17 million housing units. Part of the problem is that every day around 40,000 people relocate to one of Africa’s many vibrant, growing cities. But those cities are struggling to keep up with the demand for new homes, leaving many people with nowhere to live…


Solar Device Generates Electricity and Desalinates Water With No Waste Brine

A device that can generate electricity while desalinating seawater has been developed by researchers in Saudi Arabia and China, who claim that their new system is highly efficient at performing both tasks. The device uses waste heat from the solar cell for desalination, thereby cooling the solar cell. It also produces no concentrated brine as waste, cutting its potential environmental impact…


NASA Software Benefits Earth, Available for Business, Public Use

Many of NASA’s computational innovations were developed to help explore space, but the public can download them for applications that benefit us right here on Earth. The agency’s latest software catalog has hundreds of popular programs, as well as more than 180 new ones, all available for free download…

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