Nanotechnology lets us innovate on mechanical tactics against cancer, instead of more horrible chemical solutions. This is encouraging.
Every cubic foot of Martian soil contains 2 pints of water! Amazing! The rovers continue to impress.
Molecules of light. It sounds like this could be very useful / entertaining someday.
They’re using algorithms to predict which criminals will commit crimes again when they are paroled. The number of variables doesn’t look that complicated - it’s the data analysis that identified the indicators in the first place that is impressive.
Now this seems like an extreme way for a computer to determine priorities - deciding if your brain is thinking too much to receive calls, notifications, etc. Someday though, this will probably seem normal, although maybe our computers will learn better ways to gauge our stress level.
It’s a small study, but it’s a good read for parents. The interesting thing is how parents talk about different scientific topics differently to children of different ages and genders. Double standards start early. Most importantly, instilling a scientific thought process needs to start early too.
Gorgeous and informative data visualizations!
Voyager 1 has left the heliosphere. It took over 35 years, but the probe is still transmitting. Amazing!
I find this list very helpful, both as a parent and as a marketing strategist.
This article makes a very good point - the most easily recycled things are biological. And growing these materials is a faster cycle than making things like plastics from oil, which is basically a biological process taking thousands and thousands of years. When we become able to grow materials, instead of growing organisms and then processing them into materials, we will have biological manufacturing and it will be awesome.