Genetically engineered bacteria paint microscopic masterpieces

Scientists have used genetically engineered bacteria to recreate a masterpiece at a microscopic scale. By engineering E. coli bacteria to respond to light, they’ve guided the bacteria like tiny drones toward patterns that depict Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. It’s not artistic recognition they’re after. Rather, the researchers want to show that these engineered organisms … Read moreGenetically engineered bacteria paint microscopic masterpieces

Here’s everything we know about the Fitbit Charge 3

Those in the market for a new wearable to work out with may want to hold on for a bit. An anonymous source told Android Authority that Fitbit plans on adding another fitness tracker to its lineup — the Fitbit Charge 3. If the rumors are true, the Charge 3 will come mere months after the … Read moreHere’s everything we know about the Fitbit Charge 3

Is Google launching an A.I. fitness coach for smartwatches?

Your next Google Pixel Watch might come with a new fitness feature: The tech giant is reportedly working on a health and well-being coach for Wear OS devices. It’s called Project Wooden internally, according to Android Police, but to the public, the assistant will be “Google Coach” — although that could change before it launches. Aside from tracking … Read moreIs Google launching an A.I. fitness coach for smartwatches?

Scientists try to trick brains of amputees with phantom limb syndrome

The term “phantom limb” is often thrown around to describe the subtle sensation of something felt but not seen, but few people realize how disorienting the syndrome can be. For more than half of all amputees, phantom limbs can be an uncanny and even painful experience, feeling as though their missing limb is much smaller … Read moreScientists try to trick brains of amputees with phantom limb syndrome

No, your cell phone won’t make you blind

Rommel Canlas/Shutterstock Forget cancer: That devilishly useful smartphone in your pocket is likely to blind you before killing you – at least, if the latest round of breathless hype is to be believed. Relax. Neither is true, despite what you might read in the headlines. A new study from the University of Toledo reveals the process … Read moreNo, your cell phone won’t make you blind

This cycling computer has a ‘surprise me’ feature for finding random routes

Most basic cycling computers offer similar functionality these days, providing riders with data on time, distance, and speed at the very least. But the more advanced models can do far more than that, putting a slew of features at a cyclists’ fingertips that are helpful for planning and executing a ride both on- and off-road. … Read moreThis cycling computer has a ‘surprise me’ feature for finding random routes

By studying patient data, A.I. can limit toxicity in cancer treatment

A cancer diagnosis can be a devastating event. And for patients suffering from brain cancer, the diagnosis carries extra weight. It’s not just the disease that’s taxing — treatment itself can be grueling on both the body and the spirit. In a bid to improve quality of life for cancer patients, a team of researchers … Read moreBy studying patient data, A.I. can limit toxicity in cancer treatment

The Galaxy Watch will make you a better person

Alanna Cotton Samsung To hear Samsung’s Alanna Cotton tell it, the Galaxy Watch isn’t just a smartwatch: It’s going to transform your life. So forget about fitness tracking, which is just one piece in the puzzle. And forget about notifications (they’re a little annoying anyway, aren’t they?). The Galaxy Watch, she says, can make you … Read moreThe Galaxy Watch will make you a better person

There’s a new use for the failed Google Glass: Helping kids with autism

For all intents and purposes, Google Glass has joined the ranks of the LaserDisc or Nintendo Power Glove among the once-promising gadgets which failed to catch on with consumers. After we had written them off as old news, however, Google’s ill-fated smart glasses may have finally found their ideal use case: Helping kids with autism … Read moreThere’s a new use for the failed Google Glass: Helping kids with autism