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The Key to Saving the Environment? Seaweed-Eating Cows

Reducing Burp Emissions Although natural, cows burping and tooting profusely has not has a positive impact on our world.

This Week in Science: October 15 – 21, 2016

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The Quietest, Most Efficent Train Tracks Yet

Now you won’t mind living next to a train. The post The Quietest, Most Efficent Train Tracks Yet appeared first on Futurism.

A Bird’s Eye View Courtesy of Virtual Reality

Check out the world from a drone’s perspective. The post A Bird’s Eye View Courtesy of Virtual Reality appeared first on Futurism.

Battling China’s Smog Problem

This tower filters the air, then turns pollutants into jewelry. The post Battling China’s Smog Problem appeared first on Futurism.

Hawking: Creating AI Could Be the Biggest Event in the History of Our Civilization

A Technological Revolution Speaking at the launch of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) in Cambridge, science icon Stephen Hawking warned listeners about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and humanity.

This VR Platform Analyzes How You Move

Moving in virtual reality has never felt so natural. The post This VR Platform Analyzes How You Move appeared first on Futurism.

Soon We Could Have a Detailed Map of Every Cell in the Human Body

Down To The Cellular Level Less than five years after the Human Genome Project wrote out the three billion letters of human DNA, doctors and biologists have revealed a plan to map out in intricate, high-definition detail every cell in the healthy human body. The project, titled the Human Cell Atlas, was announced at a meeting convened by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and Wellcome Trust, and according to a news release from the Sanger Institute, it will be a huge undertaking on par with the Human Genome Project.

Real-Life RoboCop: Dubai’s Police Force is Getting Android Reinforcements Next Year

Excuse Me, Officer… Dubai will soon find robot cops patrolling its streets. A prototype of the new android police officer was seen patrolling the halls of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX), Dubai’s annual computer and electronic trade show.

Elon Musk: Every Tesla Car Will Be Fully Autonomous by 2017

Tesla, Take the Wheel We were eagerly anticipating Elon Musk’s expected announcement this week, and now we finally know what the Tesla CEO had to share with the world: all new Tesla cars will have level 5 autonomy.

Hacking Intelligence: This Company Wants to Put A Computer in Your Brain

Our brains are remarkable machines. They allow us to understand economics, physics, chemistry, and any number of other topics; however, it’s much more than just the place where we store our knowledge.

Scientists Developed a Vaccine That Could Protect 350 Million Lives

Nanoparticle Vaccine A study published in the journal, PLOS Neglected Tropical Disease, details how a team of researchers at the University of Carolina successfully vaccinated mice against a serotype (strain) of dengue virus.

By 2017, Gene Therapy Could Allow Us to Reverse Blindness

Eye Correction The first gene therapy to cure blindness from hereditary retinal dystrophies has been developed, and it’s expected to hit the market as early as next year.

Watch Tesla’s Fully Autonomous Car Drive Itself Around Town

If you follow the infamous Elon Musk on Twitter, you’ll have seen the hints he’s been dropping about Tesla’s new fully autonomous self-driving cars. Yesterday, he announced that all of the Tesla cars in production will be fully capable of self-driving, and today, the electric vehicle market leader shared a video demonstration of its technological prowess.

Close Encounters of the Stellar Kind [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Not Just a State of Mind: Scientists Locate the Physical Source of Depression in the Brain

One in Ten Depression is a mental illness many people still dismiss as a matter of mindset. An international team of researchers from UK’s University of Warwick and Fudan University in China may just have proven that depression is more than just that – and pinned down where it originates in the brain.

Scientists Identified a Vitamin That Could Halt the Progress of Muscular Dystrophy

A different approach Usually, curing a disease born of a genetic defect lies in fixing the problematic gene, like in the case of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Microsoft’s Speech Recognition Tech Is Officially as Accurate as Humans

“Human parity” achieved A study published last Monday, heralded as an historic achievement by Microsoft, details a new speech recognition technology that’s able to transcribe conversational speech as well as humans — or at least, as best as professional human transcriptionists (which is better than most humans).

The World’s Smallest Drone is Voice Controlled, And it Can Fit in Your Pocket

A mini Alexa that flies Just this week, Amazon received a patent for the smallest drone ever. The miniaturized, unmanned, aerial vehicle (UAV) is designed to assist users in a number of ways — from recovery of lost persons and items, to providing assistance to policemen and firefighters.

An Army of Robots Shot “In the Robot Skies”

This entire film was shot by pre-programmed drones. The post An Army of Robots Shot “In the Robot Skies” appeared first on Futurism.