Kristin Houser is a staff writer at Freethink, where she covers science and tech. Her written work has appeared in Business Insider, NBC News, and the World Economic Forum’s Agenda, among other publications, and Stephen Colbert once talked about a piece on The Late Show, to her delight. Prior to joining Freethink, Kristin was a staff writer for Futurism and wrote several animated and live action web series.
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The futuristic weapon could be ready for the battlefield in 5 years.
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It could perform a speech recognition task with 78% accuracy.
The first-of-its-kind map, which goes all the way down to the level of a single cell, could help prevent common birth defects.
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The milestone puts us one step closer to ending the organ shortage.
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