Today’s Solutions: July 22, 2024

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Machine vision software reveals how spiders weave their web

How does a spider make a web? You’ve probably accidentally wandered into a spider web and wondered how they make these creations right under your nose without you noticing. This is because most spiders do their web weaving at night, away from prying human eyes. However, research from scientists Read More...

Study: Writing by hand is the

Study: Writing by hand is the most effective way to learn

We’ve written before about how our brains absorb information best when we take notes by hand, and a new study from Johns Hopkins University further solidifies this theory with evidence that handwriting is the best way to learn reading and other skills. In their study, the researchers taught 42 Read More...

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A paralyzed man just fed himself using thought-controlled robotic hands

It’s been decades since Robert “Buz” Chmielewski could properly move his arms. A surfing accident robbed him of this ability as a teenager, causing him to be paralyzed from the neck down. But now, over 30 years since the accident, Chmielewski was able to cut food and serve himself thanks to a Read More...

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Quality sleep helps ward off Alzheimer’s disease, new research shows

We’re all familiar with the restorative role of sleep for the brain: Pulling an all-nighter or staying awake during a red-eye flight can not only change our mood but also affect our ability to think clearly until, at some point, it practically shuts down on its own. When we don’t get enough Read More...

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This harvester can pull record amounts of water out of thin air

Today we bring you a story from Johns Hopkins University where scientists have discovered materials that can collect huge amounts of water from the surrounding air. If this narrative sounds familiar, that’s because we’ve written about other companies and scientists that have created Read More...