How to grow functioning human muscles from stem cells

... and microscale robot exoskeleton muscles from graphene and glass

A stained cross section of the new muscle fibers. The red cells are muscle cells, the green areas are receptors for neuronal input, and the blue patches are cell nuclei. (credit: Duke University)

DARPA-funded ‘unhackable’ computer could avoid future flaws like Spectre and Meltdown

UPDATE 1/9/2018: Microsoft Windows update "bricks" computers with AMD processor

(credit: University of Michigan)

Researchers hack cell biology to create complex shapes that form living tissue

The next step beyond 3D-printed tissues and organs

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Brainwave ‘mirroring’ neurotechnology improves post-traumatic stress symptoms

Brain "listens" to itself, re-balances its brainwave activity between hemispheres

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Will artificial intelligence become conscious?

(Credit: EPFL/Blue Brain Project)

A breakthrough low-light image sensor for photography, life sciences, security

DARPA-sponsored research project allows for capturing single photons, replaces time exposure

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How to program DNA like we do computers

Researchers program DNA molecules to follow specific instructions to create sophisticated molecular machines for medical and research uses

This is a chemical oscillator. (credit: Image courtesy of Ella Maru Studio and Cody Geary)

A new low-cost, simple way to measure medical vital signs with radio waves

A radio frequency identification tag (credit: Cornell)

Video games and piano lessons improve cognitive functions in seniors, researchers find

(credit: Nintendo)

AlphaZero’s ‘alien’ superhuman-level program masters chess in 24 hours with no domain knowledge

Like a robot building a Ferrari from thousands of metal bits and parts, but no knowledge of a combustion engine

AlphaZero vs. Stockfish chess program | Round 1 (credit: Chess.com)

3D-printing biocompatible living bacteria

Applications include skin transplants and nanofilters that break down toxic substances

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New technology allows robots to visualize their own future

robot imagines future

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