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Synthetic fiber ‘muscles’ could lead to brawny robots and prosthetics

Sponsored Links Kanik et. al. Most attempts at giving robots muscles tend to be heavy, slow or both. Scientists might finally have a solution that’s both light and nimble, though. They’ve developed fibers that can serve as artificial muscles for robots while remaining light, responsive and powerful. They bonded two polymers with very different thermal …

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Who will wake up from a coma? Electrical jolts in the brain offer hints

Enlarge / Healthcare worker sets up an EEG on an ICU patient. Getty | BSIP Researchers may have found a way to detect inklings of consciousness in comatose and vegetative patients just days after they experience a brain injury—and it appears the method may help predict which patients will rouse and recover in the months …

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Test tube embryo transfer may give near-extinct rhinos a second chance

Sponsored Links TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images Lab-made embryos are one step closer to saving a virtually extinct species. Scientists have successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female for the first time, implanting the creation into a southern white rhino in Poland. The effort supports a theory that scientists can repopulate the near-extinct …

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The Elizabeth Holmes Theranos trial will start next summer

Sponsored Links Former Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes (C) leaves the Robert F. Peckham U.S. Federal Court on June 28, 2019 in San Jose, California. Justin Sullivan via Getty Images After the scandal, the book, the podcasts and the documentary, the Theranos debacle is finally going to court — in 2020. U.S. District Court …

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Charles Hoskinson Thinks Cardano Will Prevail Over Libra in Emerging Markets

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson claimed that emerging markets are where cryptocurrencies matter, and that Facebook’s announced virtual currency Libra is not going to find success in this area, according to a report by Finance Magnates on June 26. According to Hoskinson, emerging markets are the future. He says: “Emerging markets are where cryptocurrencies matter […] …

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My DNA test confirmed it: I’m not a morning person

There’s a coded judgment that people who do well in the mornings hold against those of us who do not. “You’re just not a morning person,” they say, the words dripping with the implication that our sluggishness in the AM is a result of slovenliness. It’s the same subtext you see held against fat people, …

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Juul faces House investigation over teen e-cigarette use

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Julio Cortez Juul is facing even more heat over concerns that it’s contributing to teen vaping. The House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy has opened an investigation into the “youth e-cigarette epidemic” that could determine if Juul had marketed its e-cigarettes to kids. Committee Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi has asked the company …

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Your sleep tracker might make insomnia worse

Sponsored Links fizkes via Getty Images Sleep tracking can help you determine if you’re getting a good night’s rest, but it might exacerbate your problems in some circumstances. Scientists talking to the New York Times have warned that sleep tracker apps and devices can worsen insomnia both through inaccurate data and by making your anxieties …

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Social media ads for vaping must include nicotine warnings, FTC says

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned a handful of “e-liquid,” or vape, companies that they — and their social media influencers — must follow the same advertising rules as everyone else. Specifically, ads for vaping products that contain nicotine must include warning labels, as …

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Global Pharma Giant Develops DLT-Based Care Network for Diabetes Patients

А leading pharmaceutical firm Boehringer Ingelheim has teamed up with blockchain-based healthcare platform Solve.Care, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on June 6. Germany-based Boehringer, one of the world’s 20 largest pharma companies, and Solve.Care are planning to build a blockchain and digital asset-powered network for trusted sharing of data about patients with …

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