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Bringing you the positive STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) news every Monday and explains why these new futuristic innovations are meaningful. The goal is to leave you feeling optimistic and say ”That‘s Cool!”

Bringing you the positive STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) news every Monday and explains why these new futuristic innovations are meaningful. The goal is to leave you feeling optimistic and say ”That‘s Cool!”


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Bringing you the positive STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) news every Monday and explains why these new futuristic innovations are meaningful. The goal is to leave you feeling optimistic and say ”That‘s Cool!”




133. Robots Building Robots, Amazon’s Health Care Push, Tesla’s FSD Beta Available Now

Researchers are building robots that can build themselves | Tech Crunch (00:52) paper A game-changing new hybrid EV battery recharges in only 72 seconds | Interesting Engineering (06:03) MorandULTRACAPACITORS Amazon makes a new push into health care | The Economist (13:05) MRI reveals never-seen-before spaces in brains of migraine sufferers | New Atlas (19:49) web MDcentrum semiovale Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to all owners in North America | Electrek...


132. Tinnitus Treatment on Your Phone, Nanoscale 3D Printing Sped Up, Lab-Grown Meat

"Polytherapeutic" tinnitus treatment app delivers impressive results | New Atlas (00:49) Tinnitus is when you experience ringing or other noises in one or both of your ears. 5% of people experience tinnitus at some point in their lives A team of researchers at the University of Auckland has found it's new smartphone app treatment is getting strong results This polytherapeutic “combines goal-based counseling with personalized passive and active game-based sound therapy." It has tailored...


131. Lab-Grown Blood Transfusion, Breast Cancer Vaccine Trials, Microplastic Eating Robot Fish

Show Notes: First human patients receive transfusions of lab-grown blood cells | New Atlas (01:01) For the first time ever, human patients have received transfusions of blood cells that were grown from stem cells in a lab Revolutionize blood transfusions Blood donations are life saving, but the demand outweighs the supply But only 13.6 million units of whole blood and red blood cells are collected in the U.S. in a year. According to the Red Cross, only about 3% of age-eligible people...


130. Honda’s Solid State EV Plan, Lunar Soil Rocket Fuel, The Molecular Computer Dream

Show Notes: Honda aims for a solid-state-powered EV by the end of the decade | Ars Technica (00:53) Honda is working on what it believes will be the breakthrough that brings solid-state batteries to the market. Working solo on this technology Shinji Aoyama, Honda's global leader of electrification, told Ars Technica: “In the springtime of 2024, we will start a pilot line (for manufacturing). Then if we can be successful, we believe we can launch a vehicle with a solid-state battery in...


129. 3D-Printed Solid State Batteries, Material Made Like Plastic But Conducts Like Metal, Coal to Nuclear Plants

Show Notes: The future of solid-state batteries could be 3D-printed | The Verge (01:11) Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere: in your phone, car, camera, and more. One major flaw: safety. Lithium-ion batteries have a tendency to catch fire, especially when damaged or at high temperatures. Solid-state batteries replace a flammable liquid electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries with a more stable solid one. Potential solutions for many problems of liquid Li-ion batteries, such as...


128. Radioactive Tumor Killing Implant, 3D Printing Plant Cells, Step Into A Video w/ VR

Show Notes Radioactive implant wipes tumors in unprecedented pre-clinical success | New Atlas (00:52) Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat, with tumor cells of this type highly evasive and loaded with mutations that make them resistant to many drugs. 3.2 percent of all cancers, yet is the third leading cause of cancer-related death Engineers at Duke University have developed a novel delivery system for cancer treatment and demonstrated its potential against one...


127. Bionic Pancreas, Mental Benefits of Blue Spaces, Untethered Exoskeleton

Show Notes: A bionic pancreas could solve one of the biggest challenges of diabetes | MIT Technology Review (01:02) In a recent trial, a bionic pancreas that automatically delivers insulin proved more effective than pumps or injections at lowering blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a serious condition that causes a person’s level of glucose, or sugar, to become too high because the pancreas can’t produce enough insulin Needs to be monitored and...


126. Open Letter Against Weaponized Robots, Before Birth Stem Cell Treatment, New Blood Group

Show Notes: Scientists Have Discovered a New Set of Blood Groups | Wired (00:52) After performing an emergency C-section for a pregnant woman, researchers were curious why there were these strange antibodies in the blood. They made a startling discovery: The woman’s blood was of an ultra rare type, which may have made her baby’s blood incompatible with her own. Prompting her immune system to produce antibodies against her baby’s blood Scientists were able to unpick exactly what made...


125. First Planetary Defense Test, Faster Cheaper Gene Sequencing, United Airlines’ $1 Billion Bet

Show Notes: Google Fiber Revs Up Its Multi-Gig Speeds to 20Gbps in Newest Field Test | CNET (01:29) Google Fiber CEO Dinni Jain announced Tuesday via blog post that 20 gigs is coming, The company achieved a 20.2Gbps download speed in a field test in Kansas City Google Fiber currently offers two plan options: 1-gigabit download speeds for $70 per month and a 2-gig plan for $100 monthly. cheapest 2Gbps plan among major internet providers CNET reached out to a Google Fiber spokesperson,...


124. Hearing Mars Meteoroid Impacts, 3D Printing Swarm Drones, 3D Printing Wooden Objects

Show Notes: InSight hears meteoroid impacts on Mars | EarthSky (01:15) Since 2018, NASA’s InSight lander has been busy studying the interior of Mars detecting over 1,300 marsquakes NASA announced on September 19, 2022, that, for the first time, InSight has heard the impacts of four meteoroids as they crashed into the Martian surface. Detected the vibrations from the impacts in 2020 and 2021. The impacts produced small marsquakes, up to a magnitude of 2.0. This is the first time that...


123. Starlink Reaches Antarctica, Huge Trial for Cancer Blood Tests, Humidity into Hydrogen

Show Notes: SpaceX’s Starlink internet reaches Antarctica, touching all 7 continents | New Atlas (01:16) Scientists with the United States Antarctic Program at the McMurdo Station are tapping into the space-based internet service, Starlink. Boosting the bandwidth for scientific research at the end of the Earth. Location of the Antarctic Program? You guess it Antartica The researchers have received a Starlink terminal of their own where it is said to be improving connectivity as they...


122. Better Concussion Detection, Restoring Memories With Prosthesis, AI and Epilepsy

Shows Notes: Neck-worn "bandage" sensors could better warn of concussions | New Atlas (01:09) Cancer trial amazingly results in 100% remission in every patient | Brighter Side News (07:41) A memory prosthesis could restore memory in people with damaged brains | MIT Technology Review (15:09) Team Says It Assembled the Most Complex Synthetic Microbiome | GenEngNews (20:15) Human Microbiome Project New AI Algorithm Could Lead to an Epilepsy Cure | SciTechDaily (26:00)


121. Fat Cells and The Brain, Producing Hydrogen at Room Temp, JWST’s First Exoplanet Image

Show Notes: Researchers discover new way fat cells talk directly with the brain | New Atlas (01:36) Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have discovered a novel communication pathway between fat cells and the brain. Brain doesn’t regulate fat burning by just slowly responding to hormonal signals in the blood. (traditional view) But can directly send messages to fat tissue and influence metabolic processes. The researchers use 2 new ways of looking at the fat tissue: 1. HYBRiD...


120. Eye Test For Autism, Countdown to Artemis 1, Reversible Gene-Editing Technology

Show Notes: Eye tests can screen children for autism | Brighter Side News (01:11) According to a study from Washington State University researchers, measuring how the eyes’ pupils change in response to light could potentially be used to screen for autism in young children. Known as the pupillary light reflex Adjustments via the muscles connected to the lens, ciliary bodies, and muscles that make up the iris are stimulated by several nerves. The study builds on earlier work to support the...


119. Tesla Bots Out In 2022, Rocket Lab’s Self Funded Venus Mission, Bioengineered Corneas Restore Sight

Show Notes: Elon Musk's 'AI-Powered Tesla Bots' Will Replace 'Boring' Household Activities by 2022! | Tech Times (01:14) Information was recently reported on the AI robots being developed by Tesla giving us a clearer picture of what life will be like on Earth in the following decades. The Tesla Bot, about 172 cm tall (5’ 7”), seeks to gradually free up regular people brave enough to adopt a robot from "boring" duties. . This comes from what Musk stated in an essay published in China...


118. Kite Energy Productions, TAE’s Nuclear Fusion Reactor, Reviving Pig Organs

Show Notes: Startup's new stunning kite can pull energy from the sky | Interesting Engineering (01:07) Several kite power companies are attempting to pull energy out of the sky, and they are succeeding. Kitekraft, a Munich-based company developing a kite power system is one of those companies working on this technology Their co-CEO and chief technology officer, Florian Bauer, commented on the tech: “It’s cheaper to manufacture, cheaper to transport, and also has higher efficiency … If...


117. Ultrasound + Lasers = Bye Heart Disease, Mapping The Immune System, 3D-Printed Hypercar

Show Notes: Groundbreaking heart disease treatment uses ultrasound-assisted lasers | Brighter Side News (01:21) Atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque, can lead to heart disease, artery disease, and chronic kidney disease and is traditionally treated by inserting and inflating a balloon to expand the artery. Rohit Singh, of the University of Kansas, and other researchers developed a method that combines a low-power laser with ultrasound to remove arterial plaque safely and...


116. AI Early Detection of Sepsis, Improving Old Age Learning, DeepMind Finds More Protein Structures

News: Bedside AI warning system for sepsis reduces mortality by nearly 20% | New Atlas (01:23) Artificial Muscles Woven Into Smart Textiles Could Make Clothing Hyperfunctional | IEEE Spectrum (07:44) Brain stimulation improves motor skill learning at older age | MedicalXPress (11:53) Small molecule prevents tumor cells from spreading | (17:35) metastasize DeepMind found the structure of nearly every protein known to science | The Verge (22:22)


115. Increasing Muscle Mass…Thank Bears, Jet Fuel Creating Solar Tower, Beating Neuralink To The Punch

News: Serum from hibernating black bears boosts muscle mass in human cells | New Atlas (01:16) bear hibernation Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: Genetic Link to Gut Disorders Confirmed | Neuroscience News (08:18) This solar tower makes jet fuel from sunbeams, water, and gas | PopSci (14:43) Fischer-Tropsch Prime Air: Amazon officially rolls out drone delivery to customers | ZDNet (21:06) press release A brain-computer startup beat Elon Musk's Neuralink to implanting its first device in a...


114. New Prehistoric Human, Step Closer to Window Solar Panels, Drug Helps Heal Spinal Cord

News: New prehistoric human unknown to science discovered in Israel | The Jerusalem Post (01:20) Prunes can restore bone loss, research finds | Brighter Side News (06:58) Scientists create a nearly invisible solar cell with up to 79% transparency | Interesting Engineering (11:07) Schottky junction solar celltransition metal dichalcogenideTungsten trioxide Drug Treatment for Cataracts Might Soon Become a Reality | SciTechDaily (16:11) 51 percent of blindness Cancer drug triggers...