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Keep Your Ears Clean With SPADE, The Smartest Ear Wax Remover

[ad_1] We throw away a lot of plastic, and it will stick around for decades. That includes your cotton swabs. Worse, cotton swabs aren’t particularly effective at their primary job, namely cleaning out your ears. Shoving a swab in your ears just grinds the wax into your ear canal further. Fortunately, SPADE, the smartest ear wax removal system, can not …

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Drones Programmed to Take the Perfect Picture of You Could Be the Future of Facial Recognition

[ad_1] Facial recognition technology has been banned by multiple US cities, including Portland, Boston, and San Francisco. Besides the very real risk of the tech being biased against minorities, the technology also carries with it an uneasy sense that we’re creeping towards a surveillance state. Despite these concerns, though, work to improve facial recognition tech is still forging ahead, with …

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Patient Dies After Doctors Transplant COVID-Infected Lungs

[ad_1] A Michigan woman has died from COVID-19 two months after receiving a double-lung transplant from a donor who had been infected with the virus.  The woman, who had chronic obstructive lung disease, contracted the virus when she received a lung transplant at the University Hospital at Ann Arbor, according to Kaiser Health News. Three days after the operation, she …

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Ceramic in meteorites upends theory of early solar system

[ad_1] Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. A new analysis of ceramic chips embedded in meteorites suggests the formation of our solar system was not as quiet and orderly as we once thought. The new study builds evidence that the baby solar system likely witnessed wild temperature swings and changing …

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Astronomers Discover Hannibal Lecter Stars That Wear Planet Corpses

[ad_1] Scientists found something ghastly embedded in the edges of dying stars. Hello, Clarice Researchers have discovered chunks of planet corpses embedded in the atmosphere surrounding dead stars — the ghastly remnants of star systems that may have once looked somewhat like our own. In a paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy, a team of European scientists detail how …

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MIT Aims to One Day Grow Your Kitchen Table in a Lab

[ad_1] You’ve likely heard the buzz around lab-grown (or cultured) meat. We can now take a few cells from a live animal and grow those cells into a piece of meat. The process is kinder to animals, consumes fewer resources, and has less environmental impact. MIT researchers will soon publish a paper describing a proof-of-concept for lab-grown plant tissues, like …

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Hyperimmune response model could clarify severe COVID-19

[ad_1] Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Researchers have identified and replicated a hyperimmune response in nonhuman primates that could one day lead to treatments for people with severe cases of COVID-19. “This may be an important first step in understanding why some people become critically ill from COVID-19,” says …

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Airport Jetpack Sighting May Have Actually Been Person-Shaped Drone

[ad_1] Unidentified Flying Object In September, several pilots in the airspace near Los Angeles International Airport spotted something odd: what appeared to be “a guy in a jetpack,” as one  bewildered pilot told LA’s tower, flying around 3,000 feet. Several months later, and after investigation by local law enforcement, the FAA and the FBI, it’s still unclear what the airline …

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Your wandering mind is a ‘feature,’ not a bug

[ad_1] Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Researchers have come up with a way to track the flow of our internal thought processes and signal whether our minds are focused, fixated, or wandering. Using an electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure brain activity while people performed mundane attention tasks, researchers identified brain …