Scientists have developed iAge, an inflammation based clock measure/test that can determine a person's biological age, which may be more or less than their chronological age, based on how healthy their immune system is at neutralising inflammation.
SuperBIT (the Superpressure balloon-borne imaging telescope) is a football stadium sized balloon that will float around the world at 40,000 feet in the stratosphere to take precision images of space with a precision stabilised telescope suspended from the bottom. The project hopes to achieve Hubble level image results without the cost of a launching an orbital telescope into space.
MusicTech have a great interview with composer Natalie Holt on how she created and arranged Loki's theme for Disney+ & Marvel's new TV show Loki. Who doesn't love a theramin? Also, those synths are just juicy!
UXP2 Dark Patterns is an interesting website that describes five different types of dark UX patterns, such as sneaking and forced action, and provides a name and shame list of sites using these patterns against their users.
Engineers at University of California San Diego created a wearable fingertip device that can generate 400 millijoules of electricity from sweat during a 10 hour sleep. Apparently our fingertips produce 100 to 1000 times more sweat than any other part of our bodies!
Researchers at Rice Unievrsity have observed networks of fungi demostrate economic market principles of Walrusian equilibrium when they negotiate the exchange of carbon & nutrients with host organisms. Manipulating these interactions may allow the organisms to sequester even more carbon, on top of the 5 billion tonnes of carbon they already secure per year.