April 11, 2021

Can you hear me now? Researchers one step closer to reversing hearing loss

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By Dyllan Furness From Digital Trends Researchers have figured out how to generate sound-sensing hair cells in large numbers, which could lead to a cure for acquired hearing loss. Mom used to say, “Turn that music down or you’ll lose your hearing!” And for good reason. Humans are born with 30,000 sound-sensing hair cells, which […]

The Washington Post is handing its Olympic coverage to a robot reporter

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By Luke Dormehl, Digital Trends From Business Insider The Olympics is all about humankind’s ability to triumph over its naturally-imposed limitations and the world around it. So why, then, has the highly-respected Washington Post announced that it is handing much of the reportage of individual events over to Heliograf, its robot reporter? Rather than sitting in […]

This mysterious orange moon 800 million miles from Earth might be home to a unique form of alien life

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By Ali Sundermier From Business Insider At first glance, Saturn’s moon Titan doesn’t seem like the kind of place that could host alien life. The average temperature of this distant orange ball is a frigid -290 degrees Fahrenheit. And while Titan is the only other place in the solar system where we know there are flowing […]