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Video: WSF Participant and Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis Helps Paralyzed Patients Learn to Move Again

08/11/16See Comments

With the advent of technologies connecting human brains to computers, robotics, and even other brains, scientists are making strides toward a goal long thought impossible:...[Read More]

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Juno vs Galileo (Infographic)

08/05/16See Comments

On July 5, NASA’s Juno spacecraft slid into orbit around the gas giant Jupiter, our solar system’s largest planet. It’s the latest in a 30-year...[Read More]

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Moral Math of Robots: Can Life and Death Decisions Be Coded?

07/26/16See Comments

A self-driving car has a split second to decide whether to turn into oncoming traffic or hit a child who has lost control of her...[Read More]

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Mind Melds and Brain Beams: The Dawn of Brain-to-Brain Communication

07/08/16See Comments

Music students download the technique of their favorite pianist or singer directly into their brains. Medical students download the skills of a seasoned surgeon or...[Read More]

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Gravitational Waves: A New Era of Astronomy Begins

06/23/16Comments off

On September 14th, 2015, a ripple in the fabric of space, created by the violent collision of two distant black holes over a billion years...[Read More]

Photo by Greg Kessler.

A Festival Full of Memorable Moments Comes to a Close

06/05/16See Comments

In a year that began with an inspiring reminder that human ingenuity, persistence, and collaboration makes it possible to do things like successfully detect gravitational...[Read More]

Photo by Greg Kessler.

Gallery: Robots, Stars, and Symmetry

06/04/16See Comments

Day 4 of the World Science Festival offered a full slate of Apprentice events for students, in-depth conversations about gravitational waves and symmetry, and a...[Read More]

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Day 5: What’s On Tap on Sunday?

06/04/16See Comments

Five fascinating days of full science celebration culminate on Sunday with a variety of fun events tailored for the next generation of scientists. Street Science...[Read More]

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Gallery: Entertaining and Enlightening Expertise

06/04/16See Comments

Day 3 at the ninth annual World Science Festival included in-depth conversations about gene editing technology and big data, plus a performance of “Light Falls”. World...[Read More]

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Day 4: What’s On Tap on Saturday?

06/03/16See Comments

Scientific wonder will sweep across New York City on Saturday as curious attendees gather at the World Science Festival to explore gravitational waves, count fish with biologists, and stare...[Read More]