FAA Clears the 737 MAX for Takeoff

Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to be delivered to airlines. (Image courtesy of Sky News.) Christmas has come early for Boeing: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared the 737 MAX to return to commercial service—nearly two years after every one of the...

A New Hydrogel Can Mimic Human Tissue

Image of cells that were injected into damaged parts of the brain using the hydrogel material. (Photo courtesy of University of Toronto.) A newly developed hydrogel allows for a new method of cell transplantation. Created by researchers at the University of Toronto,...

Do COVID-19 Apps Really Make a Difference?

As the pandemic continues, so do contact tracing apps. (Image courtesy of The Conversation.) Around the world countries have been deploying contact tracing apps as a technological tool to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus—and they’ve had mixed results and privacy...

Playing and Losing—To Robots

Curly versus an elite human curling team. (Image courtesy of Korea University.) The concept of powerful supercomputers going head to head with the human race is something typically seen in science fiction. In 1997, it became reality after the IBM computer Deep Blue...