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.
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- Most plants use quantum computing for more efficient photosynthesis. So why doesn’t this one?
- A rare double tornado plowed through Pilger, Nebraska Monday night.
- Sick sea stars are dissolving into goo all along the Pacific coast… from Alaska to Mexico. Discover how sea stars see using “eyes” at the end of their arms.
- On Wednesday’s date in 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman (and possibly the first LGBT person) in space. Watch an uncut, exclusive NOVA interview with the late astronaut.
- A large part of the Atlantic Ocean could be used to generate electricity via wind energy projects. Investigate renewable energy with NOVA Labs’ Energy Lab.
- Physicists have made mistakes, too. And some of them changed the course of history.
- Spacetime might be a superfluid, and that could help explain gravity. Will two physicists finally unite general relativity and quantum mechanics?
- Fish-hunting spiders exist on every continent except for Antarctica.
- Physicists explain why our earphones get tangled.
- 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.