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Science

Researchers create artificial skin for devices

Published on 10/22/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Marc Teyssier and his team have developed a fake skin material that looks, feels, and responds just like human skin. It can be used to interact with devices on a variety of levels and adds another dimension of depth to touch controls.

Scientists create an even darker darkest material ever

Published on 09/14/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Absorbing 99.995% of light, the accidentally-discovered material comes in at 10 times darker than any other material that came before it. It’s made up of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes that have been grown on chlorine-etched aluminum foil.

Famous black hole image gets top prize

Published on 09/08/2019 @ 1 AM EST

The 347 scientists who worked together to capture the iconic black hole image received $3 million for winning the Breakthrough Prize. They’ll divide the winnings evenly.

FDA OKs computer-assisted heart surgery

Published on 08/24/2019 @ 1 AM EST

The FDA approved trials to start this autumn for OPTIMA, a computer program that produces a virtual model of the heart of a patient. With this, surgeons are able to visualize the heart, limiting the number of surgeries required to just one.

AWS to help medical researchers

Published on 08/10/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Through machine learning technology, researchers will be able to better diagnose patients as well as monitor their diseases. In a press release, AWS mentions “cancer diagnostics, precision medicine, voice-enabled technologies and medical imaging.”

Contact lenses that let wearers zoom

Published on 07/29/2019 @ 9 AM EST

UC San Diego scientists are working on a pair of contacts that can zoom in and out. The robotic soft lenses are activated when the wearer blinks twice.