If you love the convenience of Bluetooth headsets but don’t want to look like you’re stuck in 2007, you’re in luck: there might soon be a new headset in town. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) just agreed to spend roughly $10 million to start field testing and deploying the Molar Mic, a device that’s similar to a Bluetooth headset but far less unsightly.
A strand of spaghetti snaps easily, but an exotic substance known as nuclear pasta is an entirely different story. Predicted to exist in ultradense dead stars called neutron stars, nuclear pasta may be the strongest material in the universe.
In a clinical trial led by Songtao Shi of the School of Dental Medicine, stem cells extracted from baby teeth were used to regrow the living tissue in teeth damaged by injury. The promising findings highlight the potential of dental stem cells, which could be used in a wide range of dental procedures, or treating certain systemic diseases.
Consultant firm McKinsey reckons artificial intelligence (AI) will boost productivity way more than the steam engine was able to in the 1800s. McKinsey’s latest forecast of AI’s impact on the global economy is that it will have generated $13 trillion in economic activity across the world by 2030, despite causing upheaval for many people.
WHEN IN DOUBT, TRY LASERS. Drones are already doing a lot for us – they’re delivering packages, helping with search and rescue missions, and supporting environmental conservation efforts. But we don’t have an effective way to keep the devices powered for long periods of time – many can only remain airborne for 30 minutes or so.