Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed the world's first fiber with digital capabilities that can be incorporated into fabric. Capable of storing music, videos or other files in clothing, the thread can also collect physiological data from the wearer in order to analyze and predict their activity, potentially revolutionizing the personal health technology industry.
In the proper conditions, space gardens could benefit from their extraterrestrial setting: The first study examining both radiation and light quality in the context of sprout growth has revealed that certain wavelengths of light can counteract the harmful ionizing radiation found in the cosmos, yielding mung bean sprouts with high levels of antioxidants.
An Indiana researcher has developed a new type of test that can determine concentrations of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, rather than its presence alone, potentially introducing a more convenient means for manufacturers to protect consumers from unwanted and potentially illegal amounts of THC in legal CBD products.
In what they describe as the first study to detail a deep learning model for emergency call classification, Spanish researchers have developed a series of neural networks that could one day be used to more efficiently label and categorize emergency calls, potentially leading to faster response times for people suffering through severe medical emergencies.