Today’s Solutions: May 28, 2024

Oncology medicine and cancer treatment concept as a tumor or tumour being treated with white blood cells attacking the disease as an immunotherapy 3D illustration.

Universal cancer immunotherapy may be possible through protein engineering

Scientists at ETH Zurich have made significant progress in developing a ready-to-use immunotherapy treatment for cancer. A synthetic protein modification can allow immune cells from any donor to be delivered to any patient without the risk of an adverse immunological reaction. What is Read More...

3D rendering Earth in the outer space.

Signs of life discovered deep in the Earth

We all know that things happening below the Earth’s crust, the top layer in which humans inhabit, impact what’s going on above. From volcanoes to tsunamis, the huge tectonic plates beneath our feet are hugely influential. For the first time ever, scientists have discovered how life above has Read More...

Dancing avatar created through new AI algorithm.

More lifelike avatars are on their way...

Like it or not, humans are spending more and more time interacting with each other using digital technology.  This can lead to misunderstandings, miscommunication and other feelings of isolation as our daily lives are more enmeshed in keyboards, screens and simple audio.  This is one reason Read More...

The legged robot ANYmal on the rocky path to the summit of Mount Etzel, which stands 1,098 metres above sea level.

The hiking robots of the future

Here at The Optimist Daily, we think it’s important to keep our readers up to date with the latest news on robot progress. These incredible machines may be the key to help carry our future society. Recently, we reported on how scientists taught robots the complicated task of how to open doors, Read More...

Amputees perceive their legs a

Amputees perceive their legs as too heavy, but scientists have a solution

Despite the fact that prosthetic legs are usually less than half the weight of a natural limb, leg amputees often perceive their prosthesis as too heavy. This is due to the loss of sensory feedback that amputees suffer from. In order to restore sensory feedback and help amputees perceive their Read More...

This insulin-releasing implant

This insulin-releasing implant could allow diabetics to ditch needles

Imagine a device that lets people with diabetes use an app or remote control to give themselves a boost of insulin when they need it, without an injection. Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a prototype device that can do just that, using electrical jolts to control gene expression in Read More...