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MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that detect explosive material in groundwater. The technology could be used to detect pollution and climate change in the future. (Image Credit: Annie Spratt/Unsplash)   Spinach plants are sending email messages to their creators, and no, it’s not spam. MIT scientists have engineered spinach plants with nanotechnology that allows them to send emails whenever explosive materials, like nitroaromatics, are detected. One day, sci ...
Elon Musk has recently promised to award $100 million to anyone who develops the best carbon capture technology. (Image Credit: Unsplash)   On January 21st, 2021, Elon Musk announced that he is promising to pay a $100 million prize for the best carbon capture technology. Capturing carbon dioxide emissions is becoming increasingly important to limit the effects of climate change. However, there is very little progress on the technology. So far, efforts have focused on reducing emissions ins ...
Mike Ambinder plays a game wearing the OpenBCI Ultracortex BCI Array. (Image Credit: Mike Ambinder/Valve Corporation)   In an interview with New Zealand’s 1 News, Valve Software’s Gabe Newell offered a few insights into the company’s exploration of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) for gaming and beyond. Newell says that your brain interfacing with a computer is “distinguishable from science fiction.”He also believes that developers should not ignore this idea. ...
The new wearable device can also administer medicine to help monitor certain diseases. The new sensor can help monitor diseases like oral ulcers and oral cancer (Image credit:Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain)   A new wearable device could change how we send and receive medical data. Huanyu 'Larry' Cheng, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor in the Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM), recently published a paper in Microsystems & Nanoengineering about a mic ...

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