Futurism |New Lie-Detecting Robot Security Agent Could Help Secure Borders

IN BRIEF AVATAR is a robot kiosk equipped with eye-detection software and motion and pressure sensors designed to identify signs of lying and discomfort in travelers. AVATAR could be used for law enforcement, job interviews, and other human resources applications as well, adding to the increased number of jobs being replaced by automation. AVATAR Meet…

Futurism |Australian Honey Proven to Be Effective Against Superbugs

In Brief A new study has found that the same chemical that gives New Zealand manuka honey its unique antibacterial properties is present in Australian varieties as well. Because bacteria doesn’t develop a resistance to this chemical, manuka honey could prove to be an invaluable tool in the global fight against antibiotic resistance. A Sweet…

Futurism |Revolutionary Bioprinting Tech Results in Beating Heart Cells

In Brief Someone in the US suffers a heart attack every 34 seconds, while someone dies from a heart-related disease every 60 seconds. A new method from Australia uses bioprinting to create a patch of beating cardiac cells that can be stuck directly to a damaged organ following an attack. BODY BUILDING Researchers from the…

Science Daily |A wolverine-inspired material

Illustration showing self-healing via ion-dipole interaction. Credit: University of Colorado, Boulder Scientists, including several from the University of California, Riverside, have developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive material that can be electrically activated to power artificial muscles and could be used to improve batteries, electronic devices, and robots. The findings, which were published today…

Futurism |Expert: The Latest Parkinson’s Disease Therapies Will Affect Us All

In Brief Recent developments have given scientists a more thorough understanding of various neurological disorders, which in turn have revealed insights into how our brains work. They have also lead to novel treatments that many researchers believe will be widely available to people with Parkinson’s within the next five to 10 years. Editors note: Benjamin Stecher…