Emerging Tech

MIT’s smart capsule could be programmed to release drugs in response to a fever

MIT With a few minor modifications, the experience of taking medication in either tablet or capsule form has stayed pretty much the same for more than 100 years. Things may be starting to change, however. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Draper, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a cutting-edge 3D-printed capsule controlled using […]

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There’s a giant EMP blaster in New Mexico. Don’t worry, it’s here to protect us

Sandia National Laboratories When you hear about the potential risk of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) disabling virtually every electronic device within a country, there’s a good chance you think, “Hey, I remember that James Bond movie plot.” But just because the threat of an EMP emitted by a nuclear weapon exploded in the skies above […]

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This cryptocurrency wallet teaches kids to save as virtual money gains a foothold

[embedded content] So you’ve taught your 6-year-old child to read, write, and play nice with others. What’s next? Give them a base understanding of cryptocurrency, of course. After all, what self-respecting modern kid trusts their parents to hand over regular installments of allowance without systematically recording it on the blockchain for posterity? Okay, so we’re […]

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This unusual nature-inspired robot is equally at home on land or in the water

[embedded content] Biomimicry, the concept of modellng systems found in nature to solve complex problems, is popular among roboticists. But while the robots that result from it can gain the strengths of particular forms of animal locomotion or other abilities, they also adopt the species’ same limitations. For example, an aquatic fish-inspired swimming robot may […]