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Your digital photos could be stored as DNA one day

On Earth right now, there are about 10 trillion gigabytes of digital data, and every day, humans produce emails, photos, tweets, and other digital...

Life from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars, shows study

Some microbes on Earth could temporarily survive on the surface of Mars, finds a new study by NASA and German Aerospace Center scientists. The researchers...

New surgery could help better control prosthetic limbs

MIT researchers have invented a new type of amputation surgery that can help amputees to better control their residual muscles and sense where their...

Artificial intelligence could predict whether you’ll die from COVID-19

Artificial intelligence could predict who is most likely to die from the coronavirus. In doing so, it can also help decide who should be at...

Pain-free microneedle patch may replace needles for blood draws

No more needles. Blood draws are no fun. They hurt. Veins can burst, or even roll — like they’re trying to avoid the needle, too. Oftentimes, doctors...

This laser-steering microrobot could refine minimally invasive surgeries

Robotic engineers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) have developed a laser-steering microrobot that can...

Scientists find innovative way to measure electricity in cells

Electricity is a key ingredient in living bodies. We know that voltage differences are important in biological systems; they drive the beating of the heart...

Gene edit could get oil from plant leaves

Research has found a way to boost the production of triacylglycerol, the main component of vegetable oil, in plant leaves. Vegetable oils are traditionally extracted...

Coronavirus mutation – not as scary as it sounds

A new strain of the coronavirus may be responsible for the faster spread of the virus in London and south-east England, it has been...

This ultrathin pressure sensor could attach to your fingertips

Researchers have developed an ultrathin pressure sensor that can be attached directly to the skin. It can measure how fingers interact with objects to produce...