Researchers create a bone like metal foam that heals at room temperature

Researchers create a bone like metal foam that heals at room temperature

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When metal breaks it takes a huge amount of energy and heat to fix it, but this new breakthrough fixes that problem.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For 6,000 years, humans have been making things from metal...

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Suspicious nuclear power plants can now be monitored remotely using WATCHMAN

Suspicious nuclear power plants can now be monitored remotely using WATCHMAN

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now it’s only been possible to assess the status of a sovereign states nuclear power program by physically inspecting the site, which is sometimes difficult, but now it can be done remotely from thousands of miles away.   A consortium led by UK...

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Placenta-on-a-Chip breakthrough could prevent birth defects and save lives

Placenta-on-a-Chip breakthrough could prevent birth defects and save lives

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Studying the effects that different drugs that pregnant women take during their pregnancies on their unborn children is complex, difficult and expensive, this technology could help save lives and reduce the likelihood of unwelcome birth defects.   Recently we’ve seen the creation of Brain in...

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New brain research discovers people are great at predicting what’ll go viral

New brain research discovers people are great at predicting what’ll go viral

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why does anything go viral? Ask a million people and a million people will have a million different answers, but according to new research the real answer’s inside your head.   I have to admit that as I read through the science behind this news,...

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New breakthrough will make scars and wrinkles a thing of the past

New breakthrough will make scars and wrinkles a thing of the past

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many people have scar tissue, and everyone, one day gets wrinkles, now both of those human frailties could be a thing of the past   There are a few of reasons that scar tissue looks different than regular skin – it lacks hair follicles and it...

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World first as AI “Judge” succesfully predicts the outcomes of 79% of cases in the European Court

World first as AI “Judge” succesfully predicts the outcomes of 79% of cases in the European Court

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial intelligence has a problem with nuance but that didn’t stop it from correctly predicting the outcome of most of the cases.   An artificial intelligence system has correctly predicted the outcomes of hundreds of cases heard at the European Court of Human Rights, researchers...

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