Each of These Microscopic Glass Beads Stores an Image Encoded on a Strand of DNA

Each of These Microscopic Glass Beads Stores an Image Encoded on a Strand of DNA Increasingly, civilization’s information is stored digitally, and that storage is abundant and growing. We don’t…

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 19)

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 19) FUTURE OF WORK Kill the 5-Day Work Week Joe Pinsker | The Atlantic “People who work a four-day…

Statements on Pam Melroy’s Senate Confirmation as NASA Deputy Administrator

The following are statements from Pam Melroy and Administrator Bill Nelson on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Melroy as deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Source: NASA…

Is It Time to Give Up on Consciousness as ‘the Ghost in the Machine’?

Is It Time to Give Up on Consciousness as ‘the Ghost in the Machine’? As individuals, we feel that we know what consciousness is because we experience it daily. It’s that…

NASA Administrator Statement on China Crewed Launch

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released the following statement Thursday regarding the China National Space Agency’s launch of the first crew to its Tiangong space station: Source: NASA Breaking news NASA…

Controlling subterranean forces enables a fast, steerable, burrowing soft robot

Robotic navigation on land, through air, and in water is well researched; numerous robots have successfully demonstrated motion in these environments. However, one frontier for robotic locomotion remains largely unexplored—below…

Burrowing soft robots break new ground

A bioinspired soft robot burrows through shallow dry sand with remarkable speed and maneuverability. Source: Science Mag: Burrowing soft robots break new ground

These Mice Were Born From Sperm That Spent Almost 6 Years in Space

These Mice Were Born From Sperm That Spent Almost 6 Years in Space As inconceivable as it still sounds, the wheels have been set in motion for humans to one…

NASA Launches Mission Equity, Seeks Public Input to Broaden Access

NASA is launching Mission Equity, a comprehensive effort to assess expanding and modifying agency programs, procurements, grants, and policies, and examine what potential barriers and challenges exist for communities that…

A Google AI Designed a Computer Chip as Well as a Human Engineer—But Much Faster

A Google AI Designed a Computer Chip as Well as a Human Engineer—But Much Faster AI has finally come full circle. A new suite of algorithms by Google Brain can…

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