Philippa Moss

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Why Robots Are Good for Blue-Collar Workers

In a recent study, economists concluded that each additional industrial robot reduced employment in a given commuting area by 3 to 6 workers, and lowered overall wages by 0.25 to 0.5 percent.<p>Advances in automation and artificial intelligence have renewed fears that robots will replace human …

10 Everyday Innovations That Came From NASA Research

NASA’s Technology Transfer Program is “the agency’s oldest continually operated program,” according to <i>Spinoff</i>, its annual guide of consumer products …

A Bacterium Could Be the Key to an Anti-Aging Pill for Humans

Next Stop: Humans<p>On March 24, Boston biopharmaceutical company PureTech Health announced it was licensing two drug molecules from Swiss healthcare …

Medicine

Apple's Medical Research App Just Proved That It Really Works

One of the biggest challenges in the digital health space is proving that groundbreaking new technologies actually live up to the accuracy standards …

20 things we learned at WIRED Health 2017

From new therapies to targeted medicine, at WIRED Health 2017 we jumped between the main stage, EY Startup Stage and health clinic to find the …

MPs accuse Facebook, Google and Twitter of "peddling hate"

Web giants raked over the coals by MPs over their failure to prevent online abuse<p>MPs have said Google, Facebook and Twitter of have a "terrible …

Sex toy surveillance: more Wi-Fi enabled devices vulnerable to hacking

Canadian sex toy manufacturer We-Vibe has agreed to pay $5 million CAD (roughly £3 million) after being accused of serious failures to protect …

Spirograph upgraded: robo-artist soars above canvases trailing geometric patterns in its wake

When 68-year-old artist Dragan Ilić realised he was no longer agile enough to create exactly what he wanted, he wasn't deterred. The Serbian artist …

Audio-visual

Human skin can now be printed out in transplant breakthrough

A team of biologists has built a prototype 3D bioprinter that can create functional human skin, which could help bring an end to animal testing once …

Team develops a biosensor able to detect HIV only one week after infection

A team from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has developed a biosensor that can detect type 1 HIV during the first week after infection. …

India's database with biometric details of its billion citizens ignites privacy debate

"Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy," says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy.<p>But on Feb. 3, privacy …

This Infographic Shows The Extraordinary Ancient Genes That Live on in Modern Populations

How many do you have?<p>It can be easy to forget that humans living on Earth today are the product of thousands of years of adaptation.<p>Without modern …

India to launch 104 satellites in single space mission

India is set to launch a record 104 satellites into space in a single mission on 15 February.<p>Although there is no direct space rivalry between China and India some analysts have compared it to the US-Soviet "space race".<p><i>Video produced by Suniti Singh and Pratik Jakhar; images courtesy of AP/AFP</i><p>BBC …

India

This AI found trends hidden in British history for more than 150 years

When did electricity take over from steam in the UK? When did football replace cricket as the most popular sport? And what year did women start to …

Could the best way to make money from science be to give it away for free?

Billionaire Larry Tanenbaum has announced a major donation that will not just fund neuroscience, but support a new way of doing it<p>With the help of Tanenbaum’s gift of 20 million Canadian dollars (£12million) the ‘Neuro’, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, is setting up an experiment …

Best features of 2016

A selection of the best and most popular long reads from Nature this year.<p>Does it take too long to publish research?<p><b>Scientists are becoming</b> …

Science has always been a bit ‘post-truth’

At first glance, ‘post-truth’, the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year for 2016, appears to be inimical to the interests of scientists. However, according to one of the 20th Century’s leading philosophers, science itself can be regarded in post-truth terms<p>Even today, more than fifty years after …

Japan launches unmanned cargo ship to remove space junk using magnetic tethers

An automated cargo ship with a mission to clear space junk was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on the evening of Friday.<p>Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)‘s H-IIB rocket carrying the Kounotori, or Stork, capsule headed towards the International Space Station …

Darwin and the XY chromosome

A provocative new book by an American anthropologist about the influences of evolutionary biology on men’s health will cause both genders to think …

Biology

Pills that kill: why are thousands dying from fentanyl abuse?

Fentanyl is a painkiller that is 50 times stronger than heroin. It has already killed thousands, including Prince. Chris McGreal reveals why so many are playing Russian roulette with this lethal drug<p>Natasha Butler had never heard of fentanyl until a doctor told her that a single pill had pushed her …

Humanoid Robot Can Dive Deep Underwater, Exploring Reefs And Shipwrecks

Where no human has gone before<p>Meet OceanOne, a robot avatar that lets humans explore deep under the Ocean's surface, without any of the dangers or time limits associated with diving.<p>While a human diver is constrained by pesky things like air and pressure when doing underwater research or …

Robotics

Hemosep: the machine set to revolutionise blood transfusions

A new medical device that give a patient’s own blood back to them could, its makers say, save lives and money, and is already being used around the world. So why isn’t the NHS buying any of them?<p>The idea of being able to recover a patient’s own blood and put it back into their body is not new. But …

Think your job is safe from the robo-uprising? Think again

When I were a lad, watching the news on the telly, waiting to be allowed to use the set to plug in my ZX Spectrum, I'd be told to concentrate on the …

Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world

Unlock the mysteries and inner workings of the world through one of the most imaginative art forms ever -- mathematics -- with Roger Antonsen, as he …

The robot suit providing hope of a walking cure

Clothing that can help people learn how to walk again after a stroke is the brainchild of a Harvard team reinventing the way we use robot technology<p>Conor Walsh’s laboratory at Harvard University is not your everyday research centre. There are no bench-top centrifuges, no fume cupboards for removing …

Human patient treated with CRISPR gene editing for the first time

Chinese researchers hope the tool will help fight cancer<p>A simple injection in China on Tuesday was the first of its kind -- with it, researchers injected gene-edited cells into a human for the first time, using the emerging CRISPR gene-editing technique.<p>There's no need to worry about …

Genetics

Breakthrough as gene-editing technique restores sight to blind animals

Study first to show gene-editing tool Crispr can replace faulty genes within adult cells - and in future could be applied to range of devastating genetic diseases<p>Blind animals have had their vision partially restored using a revolutionary DNA editing technique that scientists say could in future be …

How KFC, Subway and McDonald’s can help the fight against antibiotic resistance | Letters

By 2050, drug-resistant infections are expected to cause 10 million deaths annually – becoming a bigger killer than cancer is today. By 2050, antimicrobial resistance is also expected to cost the world $100tn and could push more than 28 million people into extreme poverty.<p>Misuse of antibiotics in …

Human lifespan has hit its natural limit, research suggests

Although more people reach old age each year, the ceiling for the human lifespan appears to be stuck at around 115 years, study indicates<p>Humans are unlikely to ever blow out more than 125 candles on their birthday cake, according to research that suggests that our lifespan has already hit its …

One in 10 children has 'Aids defence'

<b>A tenth of children have a "monkey-like" immune system that stops them developing Aids, a study suggests.</b><p>The study, in Science Translational Medicine, found the children's immune systems were "keeping calm", which prevented them being wiped out.<p>An untreated HIV infection will kill 60% of children …

Immune System