Spacetime Superfluids, Quantum-Computing Plants, and Wearable Health Sensors: NOVA Next Week in Review

This Week’s NOVA Next Feature Article

In ten years, you won’t even know you’re wearing them. By then, health sensors will have become a transparent part of our daily lives. Here’s how, as reported by NOVA Next Senior Digital Editor Tim De Chant.

A prototype of MC10's BioStamp senses temperature, heart rate, and other vital signs.

In other news from NOVA and around the web:


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  • Brian the Bonobo was mentally ill. Here’s how he got better.
  • Father’s Day was last Sunday. Here’s how Sasha Sagan, daughter of Carl Sagan, described her father’s influence.
  • The world’s largest jellyfish has a bell that reaches 8 feet wide & tentacles that grow to 120 feet long.
  • Whooping cough has reached epidemic proportions in California. Two infants have died from the illness in the last two weeks.
  • This dad invented a device to help control his son’s diabetes.
  • Despite dangerous consequences, truck drivers are resisting rules on sleep. But science could come to the rescue.
  • If you mastered Guitar Hero, maybe it’s time to try out Bird Song Hero.
  • A future NASA spacecraft will disperse data-collecting microchips.