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By just thinking about it, amputees move robot hands with unprecedented precision

03.10.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

In a major breakthrough in prosthetics, researchers at the University of Michigan have been able to amplify nerve signals from residual limbs using tiny muscle grafts.  The improved connection means bionic limbs pick up clearer signals from the ... ...

Pew: 30% of U.S. adults have used online dating; 12% found a committed relationships from it

Dating app usage in the U.S. is on the rise, but so are the issues it brings. According to a new Pew Research Center report on online dating, out today, 30% of U.S. adults have at some point used a dating app or website. That’s up from just 11% in 2013. A smaller number of ...

Espresso is better with fewer beans, more coarsely ground

Going against conventional wisdom, researchers at the University of Portsmouth in the UK say the way to consistently make better espresso is by using fewer beans and grinding them more coarsely, reports Interesting Engineering:

"When beans were ground finely, the particles were so small that in some regions of the bed they clogged up the ...

A startup just launched red wine to the International Space Station to age for 12 months

Space-based businesses don’t all have to be about communications or Earth observation – European startup Space Cargo Unlimited, for instance, is focused on what operating in a microgravity environment can unlock for research and manufacturing. Accordingly, the company just launched an unusual payload to the International Space Station (ISS) – twelve bottles of wine. The ...

Researchers taught rats how to drive tiny cars and, crucially, there’s video

10.26.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Traditionally, rodents don't operate motor vehicles. It's mostly a human thing. That didn't stop researchers at the University of Richmond, which made the world a better place with some truly excellent footage of rats driving cars this week. News of ... ...

Week in Review: Regulation boogaloo

Hello, weekenders. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about how services like Instagram had moved beyond letting ...

Netflix responds to study reporting increased depictions of smoking on TV

07.07.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Smoking is on the rise – at least it is on TV, according to a report from Truth Initiative, which has been tracking on-screen depictions of smoking and found a drastic increase between 2018 and 2019.  The number one offender? Netflix. The ... ...

Science says empathy is a skill. Here are 5 ways to get better at it

06.07.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Empathy is one of those words that, in 2019, can force a person to confront dueling sides of their humanity.  On one hand, you might identify as an empathetic person, open to feeling another person's pain. You may worry that we're losing our cap... ...