Anthropobots are tiny biological robots that can heal damaged body tissue

A team of scientists has created tiny biological robots from human cells that can heal damaged body tissue, reports Nature. The development was carried out by biologist Michael Levine of Tufts University in Medford (USA) and his colleagues. They used human tracheal cells to create anthropobots. They published their results ... Read more

The legendary Popular Science magazine has been decided to be closed. It has been published since 1872

The American popular science publication Popular Science (PopSci) will no longer be available as a magazine. This was reported by Recurrent Ventures, which owns PopSci, according to The Verge. According to Katie Herbert, Communications Director at Recurrent Ventures, the publication should “evolve” beyond the magazine product. “PopSci is a phenomenal ... Read more

NASA tests laser communication in space, signal received from a distance of 16 million kilometers

NASA specialists are approaching the use of laser communication in deep space. Now they have managed to successfully conduct a corresponding experiment, reports The Verge. Space agency experts conducted the test using the Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) system. As part of the test, they transmitted encoded data to Earth ... Read more

The US is considering treatment of a deadly disease using CRISPR gene editing technology

The United States is considering a new therapy that could potentially cure people of sickle cell disease. This is a painful and fatal disease that has no universal successful treatment, reports Slashdot. We are talking about the exa-cel method, developed by the Boston-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals and the Swiss CRISPR Therapeutics. ... Read more

Artificial intelligence helps NCAR scientists “see” the poles of the Sun

Artificial intelligence has created images of parts of the Sun that have never been seen before, reports Newsweek. The experiment was conducted by researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Colorado. Within its framework, scientists were able to see the poles of the Sun. The fact is ... Read more

Ukraine receives AI scanner to help diagnose cancer

This fall, Ukraine has received unique artificial intelligence (AI) equipment that will help diagnose cancer, the International Foundation for Medical Innovation ( reports. This is a technique for scanning and processing histological specimens with integrated artificial intelligence KFBIO AI. It is based on a deep neural network (DCNN) that can ... Read more

A plant has been opened in the United States to absorb carbon dioxide from the air. How does it work?

A unique enterprise has been opened in the United States. Its work is aimed at absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This was reported by Slashdot with reference to The New York Times. The facility was built by Heirloom Carbon Technologies. It is located in California and is considered the ... Read more

NASA will not be able to communicate with Mars exploration vehicles until November 25

NASA has temporarily lost contact with the Mars exploration spacecraft, reports Engadget. The situation is expected and explained by an astronomical phenomenon known as a solar conjunction. During it, the Earth and Mars move on opposite sides of the Sun and form a straight line with it. During this period, ... Read more

A patient with Parkinson’s disease regained his walk thanks to the ARC-IM spinal implant

A patient with Parkinson’s disease was able to walk again without impairment thanks to a spinal implant. It restores normal signal transmission between the spinal cord and leg muscles, reports TechCrunch. The study was conducted by a Swiss team led by Onward. It was founded at the Federal Polytechnic School ... Read more

NASA has shown a map of almost all the water on Earth – the SWOT apparatus helped with this

NASA scientists have used data from the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite to create a map of almost all the water on Earth, reports Space. The corresponding animation shows the different surface levels of the oceans, freshwater lakes and rivers on the planet. SWOT collected data during its ... Read more

Rats can have imagination like humans. This was discovered thanks to virtual reality

Rats can be as imaginative as humans. This conclusion was reached by specialists at the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the United States, writes Slashdot. The researchers found that rodents can imagine desired places and objects that are not in front of them. Just like ... Read more

Near the Earth’s core there may be remnants of the former planet Theia, from which the Moon was formed

Remnants of the former planet Theia, from which the Moon was formed, may be located near the Earth’s core. This conclusion was reached by scientists analyzing two zones in the mantle of our planet, writes Ars Technica. According to a common theory, early in the history of our solar system, ... Read more

DeepMind presents a new version of AlphaFold – now AI will help in drug development

DeepMind has unveiled the latest version of its AI-powered AlphaFold program, reports TechCrunch. Its first version was presented about five years ago. Back then, it was able to predict the structure of many proteins in the human body. Later, the system was improved – in 2020, an updated and more ... Read more

Why dinosaurs went extinct on Earth 66 million years ago revealed

Scientists believe that they have finally managed to find out the cause of the death of dinosaurs on Earth about 66 million years ago. The results of the study were published in the journal Nature Geoscience, Slashdot. According to an international team of scientists, the culprit is fine silicate dust ... Read more

German scientists successfully launch the world’s smallest particle accelerator NEA

Scientists have managed to launch the world’s smallest particle accelerator. The success was achieved by scientists from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in Germany. The results of the study were published in the journal Nature, writes Space. We are talking about a nanophotonic electron accelerator (NEA). It consists of ... Read more

Genetically modified silkworms can produce fiber stronger than Kevlar

Chinese researchers have successfully genetically modified silkworms to produce webs that are 6 times stronger than Kevlar, which is used to make body armor. This is reported by the scientific publication Cosmos, citing a study published in Matter. Similar to silkworm silk, spider web is a natural polyamide fiber, while ... Read more

The Moon may be 40 million years older than previously thought. What is the evidence for this?

The Moon’s true age may be 4.46 billion years. This is 40 million years older than previously thought, writes Gizmodo. These conclusions were reached by scientists who examined samples of zircon crystals from the lunar soil collected during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. As part of the study, the ... Read more

AI chatbots use false racist ideas in answers about medicine

Popular AI chatbots use racist medical ideas that are not true. This raises concerns that such tools may exacerbate health inequalities for black patients. This is the conclusion reached by researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine, writes AP. They published the results of their work in the journal Digital ... Read more

The first house that can absorb CO2 was built in the Bahamas

The Bahamas has built the first house using an alternative type of concrete. The building is unique in that it is able to absorb CO2, writes The Verge. The project is led by basketball legend Rick Fox. Together with architect Sam Marshall, he founded Partanna, a startup producing environmentally friendly ... Read more

NASA prepares to launch Psyche mission to study metal-rich asteroid

NASA is preparing for the Psyche mission, which will study a metal-rich asteroid, reports Engadget. We are talking about the asteroid 16 Psyche, which consists mainly of iron and nickel. It is believed that it was once part of the planet’s core. But there is another theory – the asteroid ... Read more

Scientists teach AI to empathize, which will improve interaction in the service sector

Scientists are teaching artificial intelligence to empathize. New capabilities can improve interaction in customer service, human resources, or mental health, writes The Wall Street Journal. According to scientists, large AI-driven language models have been trained on a huge number of voice, text, and video conversations. So now they are smart ... Read more

The US is preparing to test nuclear weapons underground, but there will be no real explosions

The United States is preparing to test nuclear weapons stockpiles underground. The peculiarity of the tests is that there will be no real explosions during them, writes Quartz. According to scientists responsible for the readiness of the US nuclear arsenal to be used if necessary, key components for such tests ... Read more

Scientists have created skin that looks like human skin. To do this, they used 3D printing

Scientists were able to create skin that looks more like human skin than any other development. The study was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, writes Gizmodo. The skin was developed by researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. To create it, they used 3D printing methods ... Read more

A new discovery may change the way we think about Stonehenge

An unexpected discovery may change the way we think about the history of Stonehenge in the UK. Questions have arisen about the origin of the Altar Stone, which is considered one of the central objects of the megalith, reports The Vice. A team of researchers from the University of Aberystwyth ... Read more

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to scientists for creating new methods for studying electrons inside atoms and molecules

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Kraus, and Anne L’Huyghe for their experimental methods that create attosecond pulses of light to study the dynamics of electrons in matter. The contribution of the laureates has made it possible to study processes that are so fast that ... Read more