Luke Dormehl

Luke Dormehl

I'm a UK-based tech writer covering Cool Tech at Digital Trends. I've also written for Fast Company, Wired, the Guardian, Politico and others. I'm the author of Thinking Machines and The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems... And Create More.
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Emerging Tech

DARPA’s latest endeavor is a tiny robotics challenge called the SHRIMP Olympics

DARPA is seeking proposals for tiny robots, weighing less than a gram and smaller than one cubic centimeter, to compete against one another in a series of Olympic-themed competitions.
Emerging Tech

Prototype ‘smart bandage’ can detect infections and auto-apply antibiotics

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a smart bandage that's capable of checking whether a wound is infected, and treating it with antibiotics if it deems that it is.
Emerging Tech

Prisons are fighting back against contraband-dropping drones. Here’s how

The threat of people smuggling contraband into prisons via drone is a genuine threat here in 2018. This anti-drone surveillance system is designed to help solve the problem for good.
Emerging Tech

Geologists discover a quadrillion tons of diamonds that are impossible to reach

Researchers have discovered that there may very well be a quadrillion tons of diamonds buried 100 miles below Earth's surface. The bad part? Sadly, they're impossible to reach right now.
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Genetically modified bacteria may be the key to plants that fertilize themselves

Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis have developed genetically engineered bacteria capable of pulling fertilizer out of thin air. Here's why that's such a potential game-changer.
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Gotta catch em all: Harvard’s undersea grabber is a Poké Ball for sea life

Harvard’s new folding origami robot grabber is designed to perform delicate feats, such as catching underwater creatures with ease -- and crucially, without injuring them in the process.