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Floating LED art illustrates the quality of NYC’s water

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Playlab/Family New York/Floating Point You don’t have to check a website to find out whether or not New York City’s water is healthy — for the next few months, you just have to take a look at some art in the water itself. Playlab, Family New York and Floating Point […]

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Intel wants to use AI to reconnect damaged spinal nerves

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Intel AI’s use in medicine could soon extend to one of the medical world’s toughest challenges: helping the paralyzed regain movement. Intel and Brown University have started work on a DARPA-backed Intelligent Spine Interface project that would use AI to restore movement and bladder control for those with serious spinal […]

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NASA shares the odd sounds from its Mars seismometer

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP NASA’s InSight lander is providing a veritable soundtrack for Mars. The agency has posted a handful of recordings from the SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure) that give a feel for Mars’ activity. Two of them are “representative” marsquakes, and might be good for testing the bass […]

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Phone app detects eye disease in kids through photos

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Emma Kim via Getty Images It might soon be possible to catch eye diseases using just the phone in your pocket. Researchers have developed a CRADLE app (Computer Assisted Detector of Leukoria) for Android and iOS that uses machine learning to look for early signs of “white eye” reflections in […]

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Algorithms help robot dogs trot more like real animals

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Peter Means/Virginia Tech Robot dogs can move efficiently, but not all that naturally — and no, twerking doesn’t count. Virginia Tech researchers think they can do better. They’re developing a combination of algorithms and sensors that help robots move with gaits more like those of real animals. The system mimics […]

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Hitting the Books: Searching for ancient cities from space

Engadget RSS Feed Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget of their stories. […]

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How conservationists are controlling invasive species in the 21st century

Engadget RSS Feed When humans colonized islands throughout the Pacific some 2,000 years ago, rats came along for the ride. The introduction of those rodents proved disastrous for the local island exosystem, a pattern than unfortunately continues to this day with no sign of slowing. Conservationists are now experimenting with high tech solutions to help […]

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AI can gauge the risk of dying from heart conditions

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links flukyfluky via Getty Images AI’s ability to predict threats to your health could soon include deadly heart conditions. Researchers at MIT’s CSAIL have developed a machine learning system, RiskCardio, that can estimate the risk of death due to cardiovascular issues that block or reduce blood flow. All it needs is […]

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Color-changing smart skin gets an upgrade thanks to chameleons

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ACS Nano Color-changing smart skin is nothing new, but scientists have had a hard time working out the kinks. Current smart skin is fragile and buckles after being exposed to varying temperatures. To help remedy that problem, scientists turned to analyzing detailed videos of chameleons’ skin. This helped them develop […]

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Scientists discover water vapor on an exoplanet with a rocky core

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Boris SV via Getty Images Water vapor is common in gas giants; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all have H2O floating around in their atmospheres. But water on a rocky planet is exceedingly rare, making the discovery of water vapor — and possibly even rain — on the exoplanet K2-18 […]

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