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Hybrid Antibiotic Breaks Through Biofilms 2019-12-03 13:00:00A hybrid antibiotic able to break through biofilms offers a new way to fight staph infections and bacterial resistance.

3D-Printed Flexoskeletons Usher in Insect Robots 2019-12-03 01:00:00The 3D-printed flexoskeletons could open the door to a new array of hybrid, insect-inspired robots.

Biosensor Glasses Monitor Glucose in Tears 2019-12-02 13:00:00A biosensor able to monitor diabetes through tears could be built into eyeglasses to eliminate the need for needles.

WelWalk WW-2000 Helps Patients Learn to Walk Again 2019-12-02 07:00:00Toyota’s updated WelWalk WW-2000 offers improved rehabilitation support for patients suffering from lower-limb paralysis.

Biodegradable Semiconductors Could Dissolve in the Body 2019-12-02 01:00:00Stretchable, biodegradable semiconductors that degrade harmlessly over time could lead to dissolving medical implants and other novel electronic devic

SoloPore Speeds Gene Engineering 2019-12-01 13:00:00The innovative SoloPore technology could reduce the cost of producing engineered cells to make the therapies more accessible to everyone.

Open-Weave Microlattice Foam Absorbs Impacts, Stays Cool 2019-12-01 07:00:00A microlattice foam with an innovative interlinked structure could improve the impact absorption of helmets while also helping keep the wearer cool.

Banana-Based Plastic Reduces Waste 2019-12-01 01:00:00A plastic alternative made from the banana plant provides a new eco-friendly packaging as well as a use for banana plantation waste.

Fiber Optic Cables Help Detect Undersea Earthquakes 2019-11-30 19:00:00Underwater fiber-optic cables could offer scientists a new way to detect and study underwater earthquakes.

Wearable Sensor Tests Sweat for Signs of Gout 2019-11-30 13:00:00A wearable sensor able to detect gout-causing compounds in sweat can identify the disease sooner without the need for needles.

Magnetic Liquid Stays Slows Blood Loss 2019-11-30 01:00:00An injectable magnetic liquid and pair of magnets staunch bleeding to extend the survival time of trauma victims.

Biodegrable Rods Treat Gum Disease 2019-11-29 19:00:00Flexible, biodegradable rods inserted into the gum help treat periodontal disease without the need for large dose of medication.

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Common food items may be used to create New! 2019-12-06 09:00:24This week in future tech, scientists find a way to produce strong glue from the elemental components of a sandwich. The post Common food items may be

Movidius founders honoured at Trinity Innovation Awards New! 2019-12-06 08:51:59Sean Mitchell and David Moloney were honoured with the Provost’s Innovation Award at the annual event in Trinity. The post Movidius founders hon

How a move to Dublin helped strike ‘the New! 2019-12-06 07:50:28Opeyemi Olomo of Citi discusses his move from Nigeria to Ireland, the things he likes most about Dublin, and how he learned to use the word ‘gra

Compu B group snaps up UK Apple reseller New! 2019-12-06 07:09:59The company behind Compu B has snapped up fellow tech retailer Stormfront, which has 23 stores across the UK. The post Compu B group snaps up UK Appl

Curious about the skills, jobs and salary trends New! 2019-12-06 06:50:59This week in Careers, we kick-started our deep dive into predictions for the hottest jobs, most in-demand skills and salary trends for 2020. The post

Bug bounty firm HackerOne suffers ‘sloppy cut-and-paste’ breach New! 2019-12-06 06:33:11HackerOne has paid a bug bounty of $20,000 to a community user who discovered a breach in the cybersecurity platform. The post Bug bounty firm HackerO

Galway start-ups shine as EU accelerator grants up New! 2019-12-06 04:54:34Two start-ups from Galway and one from Dublin have been selected for funding in the latest round of an EU accelerator. The post Galway start-ups shin

NASA solar probe reveals ‘spectacular’ secrets of the New! 2019-12-06 03:50:38NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has sent back its first insights from the edge of the sun. The post NASA solar probe reveals ‘spectacular’

How might salaries change in 2020? New! 2019-12-06 03:43:29Check out this infographic from Recruiters with some predicted salary trends for 2020. The post How might salaries change in 2020? appeared first on S

Would you take your chances on a blockchain-backed 2019-12-05 11:10:16Trinity’s Dr Hitesh Tewari proposes a decentralised application for a People’s Lottery powered by blockchain and smart contracts. The post

Sharp decline in ‘lumpy’ deals sees Irish VC 2019-12-05 07:39:31While large Irish VC funding deals appear to be getting significantly less popular, smaller deals are on the rise. The post Sharp decline in ‘l

Wondering what the top tech skills in 2020 2019-12-05 07:01:58What will be the most in-demand tech skills in 2020, and what will learning and development look like over the next decade? The post Wondering what th

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Leica SL2 Review: Wonderful (If You Can Afford New! 2019-12-06 09:00:00The iconic company's take on the big, powerful, DSLR-style camera delivers beautifully sharp, detailed images while offering surprisingly powerful vi

Gadget Lab Podcast: Tesla’s Lasers, the Cybertruck, and New! 2019-12-06 08:00:00Alex Davies helps us unpack the latest Tesla developments, and we share our favorite travel trips.

Police Shootings May Be Causing Black Infants Long-Term New! 2019-12-06 08:00:00By looking at data on millions of births, a researcher shows how violence against unarmed African American men might cause acute stress on pregnancies

If You Use Venmo the Good Way, Your New! 2019-12-06 08:00:00A while ago, a friend sent me 25 cents on Venmo. My relationship to the platform has never been the same.

You Can Have Collaborative Software That’s Wary of New! 2019-12-06 07:00:00Research lab Ink & Switch wants to harness the benefits of productivity and communication without forcing users to give up control of their data.

T-Mobile 5G Test: Wider Coverage That's Not Much New! 2019-12-06 07:00:00You'll see slightly faster load times when watching videos and downloading apps, but the day-to-day experience hasn't changed.

Dis Tech Buddhists All You Want—but Read This New! 2019-12-06 07:00:00Tech veteran Dan Zigmond wants you to bring Buddha to the office. It's not as ironic as it sounds.

This Week’s Cartoons: Roombas, Emails, and Niche Livestreaming New! 2019-12-06 07:00:00Tonight: Don't miss this one-fan show.

Larry, Sergey, and the Mixed Legacy of Google-Turned-Alphabet 2019-12-05 19:48:13With Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepping back (again\!), Google CEO Sundar Pichai is now in charge of Alphabet—and its dysfunction.

Kamala Harris' Opposing Truths 2019-12-05 18:01:39Photographer Justin Sullivan's snapshot of the California senator's campaign office questions her ultimate message.

A SpaceX Beer Supply Run, Sketchy Baby Yoda 2019-12-05 16:57:23Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

SpaceX Launched Its Last Rocket of the Decade 2019-12-05 16:47:00A SpaceX rocket, slated to launch Wednesday, is carrying experiments on beer brewing, muscle decay, and fire behavior to the International Space Stati


Cafe Staffed by Robots Opens in Japan 2019-12-05 16:53:21 Robot Restaurant On Thursday, SoftBank Robotics opened the Pepper PARLOR, a cafe where three different types of robots work alongside human staff to

This Futuristic Space Hoodie is a “Self-Contained Microhabitat” 2019-12-05 16:16:50 British clothing design firm Vollebak came up with a futuristic jacket that promises to create a “self-contained microhabitat” to help as

The Company Behind Pokémon Go Is Making AR 2019-12-05 16:07:30 Niantic, the company that created augmented reality games like the undying Pokémon Go and the much more forgettable Harry Potter: Wizards Unit

Impress The Science And Tech Lovers On Your 2019-12-05 15:22:47 Futurism's Holiday Gift Guide for 2019 has lots of wonderfully unique gift options for the science and tech lovers in your life. The post Impress Th

Nation’s Entire Gov Shuts Down to Focus on 2019-12-05 15:15:41 The island nation of Samoa is in the midst of a devastating measles outbreak — and the government has now ceased all operations not focused on

Watch a Deepfaked Trump Say Epstein Didn’t Kill 2019-12-05 14:59:00 A new deepfake video portrays President Trump, sitting at his desk in the Oval Office and giving an official address. It begins with him hinting that

MIT Says New Technique Lets You Hack Your 2019-12-05 14:30:41 MIT researchers have found that they could teach test subjects how to manipulate their own alpha brain waves, thereby improving attention at a given

Chinese 23andMe Knockoff Gives Different Results From 23andMe 2019-12-05 14:02:16 23Mofang, a Chinese DNA testing startup that’s highly similar to 23andMe, is giving people some interesting results. Notably, it totally missed

Uber Admits It Didn’t Let Drivers Use Employee 2019-12-05 13:41:48 Uber has repeatedly argued that its drivers are independent contractors and not employees — a distinction that lets the company get away with n

Gene-Hacking Company Says It Can Slow Your Aging 2019-12-05 13:00:56 A biotech firm called Libella Gene Therapeutics says that the genetic treatment it’s currently developing can reverse aging by as many as 20 ye

Former Content Moderators Sue Facebook for Giving Them 2019-12-05 12:43:54 As a content moderator for Facebook, it was literally Dublin resident Chris Gray’s job to see children be abused, animals tortured, and humans

Trolls Immediately Attack Vatican Minecraft Server 2019-12-05 11:55:06 When a Roman Catholic priest made a Vatican-themed Minecraft server, he meant for it to be an online haven where people could hang out free from inte