Today’s Solutions: May 22, 2022

Artificial Intelligence

AI is the technology of the future. From supporting art restoration to overcoming the limitations of traditional agriculture and counting wild elephants, find out how AI is transforming the world for the better.

Woman speech therapist doing speech exercises with with stuttering boy

Novel research could help improve the quality of life of people who stutter

According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, there are about three million people in the US who stutter. Since stuttering can make it difficult to communicate with other people, it can also take a toll on a person’s quality of life by negatively impacting job Read More...

Robot with a red light on its head facing a maze.

Robots with ‘human like’ brains able to escape maze

Mazes are commonly used in psychology to assess the behavior of rats and mice. As scientists create more and more human-like robot brains, they thought it was time for the machines to have a turn. Robot vs. maze Teams from the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Max Planck Institute for Read More...

Still of C-shaped AI-designed xenobots moving around environment collecting frog stem cells to reproduce.

Robots can now reproduce on their own

Created using cutting edge biotechnology, xenobots are the world’s first living robots. They can amazingly make decisions and reproduce all on their own. These tiny living machines made out of frog cells duplicate themselves by collecting resources from the environment, with their offspring going Read More...

Captain of Commercial Fishing Ship Working with Sea Maps Surrounded by Monitors and Screens

Game of Trawls: How AI-equipped fishing nets could help reduce by-catch

While a very popular practice in the fishing industry, bottom trawling has long been criticized for its huge negative impact on marine ecosystems. A new device from researchers in France, however, could finally help make the method more eco-friendly. What is bottom trawling and why is it bad for Read More...

Satellite over Earth in space

These are the 2021 Hyperspace Challenge winners

The U.S. Space Force has chosen its winners of this year's Hyperspace Challenge. The idea of the competition, which started in 2018, is to develop technology that can be applied to or solve problems in the space domain. The start-ups and universities who come up with the best ideas receive prize Read More...

Pompeii under a cloudy sky

AI and robots team up to piece together ancient Pompeii frescoes

The Roman city of Pompeii was buried in ash by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, and has fascinated archeologists since its discovery in the 1700s. Unfortunately, piecing this ancient city back together is no easy feat. To more efficiently reconstruct the ancient city, researchers from the Read More...

Tiny camera held between the fingers of a scientist wearing blue gloves.

This cutting edge camera is the size of a grain of salt

Micro-cameras are used in virtually all industries. In the medical field, these tiny cameras have helped facilitate less invasive medical imaging practices and improved robotic surgical tools. Structures of molecules and neural pathways have been uncovered using this technology, although achieving Read More...

Shoal of fish swimming together.

Study: Schools of fish operate like a superorganism

The world under the waves is still a mystery, with 95 percent of oceans yet to be explored. Scientists are always uncovering many new and exciting aspects of this ecosystem; from the importance of fish poop, to new species of whale, and even how fish use sharks like a day spa! Teams from the Read More...

Black hole pulling all things around it into its orbit, due to its strong gravitational pull.

Using black holes to study the expansion of the universe

Scientists have a new hypothesis called “cosmical coupling," which will potentially give more clues into how our mysterious world operates. The widely accepted theory about the origin of the universe is the Big Bang. It states that when the explosion occurred, the universe expanded outwards and Read More...

Chickpeas on a wooden table

AI has helped design the chickpea of all chickpeas

AI has helped humans achieve a lot of things; from predicting seizures, to completing Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony. Its latest endeavor: designing the ultimate chickpea. Although these pulses are a thoroughly understood crop, the genome of most varieties is not well sequenced. An Read More...