SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED

The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive the crash?

Source: SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED

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French inventor successfully crosses the English Channel on a hoverboard – The Verge

Franky Zapata Attempts To Cross The English Channel On His Flyboard

After a failed attempt at the end of July, French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the English Channel early Sunday morning on his Flyboard Air, a jet-powered hoverboard.

Source: French inventor successfully crosses the English Channel on a hoverboard – The Verge

Anthrocon 2019: Virtual Reality Chat Demo Part 1 – YouTube

Some of a demonstration of virtual reality chatting as motion capture anthropomorphic characters. At Anthrocon 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch | Smart News | Smithsonian

The prosthetic enabled a test subject to pick up an egg without cracking it, send a text message, peel a banana and hold his wife’s hand.

Source: Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch | Smart News | Smithsonian

The Unexpected History of the Air Conditioner | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

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The technology (above: c. 1947 advertisement for Carrier) that was initially envisioned as a tool to enhance industrial productivity is now a near necessity for American homes and transportation. ( Fotosearch / Stringer, Getty Images)

Source: The Unexpected History of the Air Conditioner | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

‘It’s Gigantic’: A New Way to Gauge the Chances for Unresponsive Patients – The New York Times

Researchers have found a way to detect “covert consciousness” that could aid the recovery of people with severe brain injuries.