Author Archives: Jacob Johnson

Russian robot returns from space mission
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Russian robot returns from space mission
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A revolutionary Russian robot, known as Skybot F-850, has returned to earth after a two-week orbital experiment. Also known as a FEDOR robot, the humanoid AI was launched into orbit late last month in a successful venture to join astronauts aboard the international space station. Though the intended use of the artificial intelligence is mostly […]

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $527 million in opioid legal battle
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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $527 million in opioid legal battle
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Multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson lost a major legal battle on Monday. The company, found guilty of perpetuating the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma, was ordered to pay $527 million. Although, the state of Oklahoma claims the damage will cost $17 billion and decades to resolve. Many see the lawsuit as a simple slap on the […]

Ebola no longer incurable, researchers say
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Ebola no longer incurable, researchers say
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Wishes have been granted and hopes are high as two Ebola patients from the Congo have been declared cured. The World Health Organization’s announcement came Monday, August 12, after a year-long outbreak that infected more than 2,800 people and caused over 1,800 deaths – making it the second-largest known Ebola outbreak. Treatments for the disease, […]

Researchers tackle waste associated with electric car batteries
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Researchers tackle waste associated with electric car batteries
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In recent years, electric cars have seen a surge in consumer interest amid  technological advancement and growing affordability. These vehicles cater to a relatively new sort of consumer – those who wish to leave a smaller carbon footprint. Yet, the hazardous waste associated with electric car batteries have created another issue to be addressed. Although […]

Scientific progress in genome engineering raises ethical concerns
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Scientific progress in genome engineering raises ethical concerns
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As genetic engineering progress grows at an exponential rate, so too does the difficulty of avoiding the topic. An ethical debate was sparked last year when scientists in China conducted a secret experiment to edit the genes of twins in an attempt to reduce their risk of HIV. What’s more, the process occurred prior to […]