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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Harvard’s latest robot can walk on water. Your move, Jesus

Researchers at Harvard University have built an insect-inspired robot that is able to walk on (and under) water as well as it can on land. Here is how it pulls off its miraculous locomotion.
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MIT’s zero-gravity musical instrument provides a soundtrack for space travel

What will provide the soundtrack to our future space exploration? Quite possibly MIT's Telemetron, the first musical instrument to be designed specifically to be performed in zero gravity.
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Hot dog? There’s finally a wearable that protects your pooch from heat stroke

Giving a wearable device to a dog sounds excessive, but this temperature-monitoring harness could actually save your pooch's life from possible heat stroke. Here's how you can get hold of one.
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When we run out of room for data, scientists want to store it in DNA

We're generating data faster than we're creating ways to store it. Could encoding data in DNA be a viable long-term storage option? A startup created by two MIT graduates thinks so.
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From translating hearing aids to sign-language gloves, amazing assistive tech

From signing robot arms to mind-reading hearing aids, here are eight amazing pieces of cutting-edge assistive technology aimed at helping people in the Deaf and hard of hearing community.
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Looking for a good read? Here are the best, most eye-opening books about tech

Sometimes it's sensible to put down the gadgets and pick up a good old-fashioned book -- to read about the latest gadgets, of course. Here are the tech books you need to check out.
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3D printing is older than you think. Here's how it went from labs to basements

3D printing is one of the most revolutionary technologies today allowing anyone to turn an idea into a physical product. Here are the landmark events that brought it to where it is in 2018.
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Tear it up on Mars in ‘Red Rover,’ the driving sim built on NASA data

During the festive holiday season in 2016, Alan Chan spent his week’s vacation time off work exploring Mars. In virtual reality, at least. And thanks to his hard work, now you can too.
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It sounds ridiculous, but these beaver bots are designed for disaster zones

Engineers at the University at Buffalo, New York have developed a beaver-inspired robot which, believe it or not, could turn out to be a lifesaver in a disaster zone. Check it out.
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Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

One day 3D bioprinting will be used for printing out entire new organs to replace old, knackered ones. This week, biotech startup Biolifee4D announced a major milestone on the road to this goal.
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Watch this robot tiptoe over stepping stones with human-like grace and agility

Walking across irregularly sized and spaced stepping stones is something even a small kid can manage. It turns out that it's pretty difficult for robots, though -- until now at least.
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The future of surveillance: Watch this A.I. security camera spot a shoplifter

A.I. Guardman is a smart Japanese security camera which uses a pose detection system that's able to identify suspicious behavior, like shoplifting, and send store owners a text alert.