A founding editor at TechTalkers. Science, tech, and the humanities are passions of mine, and I want to educate people about our constantly changing world.

Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have modified a robot to allow nurses to work with patients from a safe distance.

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Doctors are the heroes of this pandemic. They have been working extra hours to care for the health of others at the expense of theirs, and they’ve been working tirelessly despite the intense stress that comes from being in a pandemic. Doctors can use all the help they can get, especially with the current overcrowding of hospitals. To help them, researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have a solution to help doctors interact with patients using robotics.


The photos of space you see go through a complicated but important process from grayscale to their vivid coloration.

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Take a look at the picture above. What do you see? Do you recognize anything? Well, you can tell that this is a picture of space, most likely by a telescope. This is one of NASA’s most iconic photos of space, though you probably haven’t seen this picture before. Why do I know this? That’s easy. It’s in black and white.


Let’s take a closer look at Microsoft’s failed attempt at building a “hip” new phone line for teens.

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Do you remember 2010? Back when the iPhone 4 was considered revolutionary with its crisp Retina Display, and Microsoft released the Kinect, transforming the gaming experience. However, 2010 wasn’t full of successes, and the most prominent tech failure is definitely Microsoft Kin. With the rise of social media platforms like Myspace and Facebook, Microsoft saw the chance to target this new demographic of digital natives.

The tech giant invested two years and $1 billion on a project for Windows CE-based phones — Kin ONE and Kin TWO. Microsoft hyped up these phones a lot, thinking that they were the next big thing. …


3D printing is an incredibly fast-growing technology, and it’s accomplishing some incredible feats.

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The 21st century has been a time of immense innovation, and we are seeing advancements in science, tech, and engineering every single day. In a matter of decades, we went from using entire rooms for computers carrying out simple addition to everyone having their own personal cinema/encyclopedia/calendar/mailbox/shop/map/sketchpad in their pockets.

However, a technology that definitely stands of from the rest is 3D printing. The concept might be old, but the progress it has made in the past few decades is immeasurable, and it has made huge waves in the tech and science fields. How? …


Apple has recently revealed its iPhone 12 lineup, a class of four 5G-ready phones, at its “Hi, Speed” event — and it looks promising.

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The hype around the iPhone 12 has finally been answered. At the recent Apple “Hi, Speed” event, the tech giant introduced the iPhone 12, featuring an improved camera system, a crisper display, and a superfast A14 Bionic processor. More importantly, though, is that it’s 5G-ready. The new family of flagships— comprising of the iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max — certainly seems interesting, but definitely not cheap, with the cheapest phone, the 12 Mini, starting at $699. However, what are the biggest takeaways from the big reveal? Let’s find out, shall we?

A14 Bionic Chip: Faster, Yet More Efficient


Astronomers found a rare molecule in Venus’ clouds, which on Earth is only manufactured by microbes that live in oxygen-free environments.

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We have been asking questions about the mysteries of our universe for a long time. Some of the most asked questions are about extraterrestrial life. Is mankind alone in this universe? The universe is so vast that the fact that there are other life-forms out there seems so possible yet so out-of-this-world (pun intended).

From rovers to long-range satellites, we have tried multiple ways to find extraterrestrials, especially on Mars and the moons Europa and Enceladus. However, recent discoveries show that we might be looking in the wrong places. …


At CES 2020, Samsung unveiled a yellow, tennis ball-like robot named Ballie that can act as your assistant but also your personal companion.

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CES 2020 was crazy. Although all the new gadgets and technologies there were very captivating, one technological field dominated — robotics. From emotionally supportive robot puppies to fresh, robot-made pizza, these machines left tech enthusiasts like me curious and starstruck.

However, there was one robot that genuinely caught my eye, not because it’s super-advanced or revolutionary, but because of it’s purpose and AI-integration.


Set to take shape in Latin America, this sustainable and affordable plan to help the homeless through technology is gaining momentum.

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Homelessness is one of the most persistent problems society has faced. Not only does it impact the 1.6 billion people who lack adequate housing in the world, but it also impacts you. For example, people without housing are high consumers of public resources and generate expenses for the community. Not only is it an economic problem, though, but one for public health as well. They often lack access to health care and have chronic illnesses caused by difficult living conditions, such as sleeping outside in bad weather and eating cheap, starchy foods.

We have tried multiple solutions, yet only a handful of them have worked (to some extent). For instance, the housing choice voucher program is the U.S. government’s major program for helping struggling families, the elderly, and the disabled afford decent housing. …


If we used electric vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service, the noise, air, and CO₂ pollution levels in communities could decrease.

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Electric cars. When you hear that, you think Tesla, sleek chargers, and an energy-efficient solution to car emissions. Electric cars have already revolutionized the car industry, from lowering fuel and maintenance costs to paving the path for using eco-friendly modes of transport. For example, the amount of battery electric vehicles in use increased from 3.27 to 4.79 million in the world from 2018 to 2019.

But have you heard of electric mail trucks? The thought is interesting, but you might not have heard of the idea before. Don’t worry though, because it’s not your fault.

Mail trucks haven’t changed for the past 25 years. …


Chemists have utilized positively charged fluorescent dyes to create SMILES, which can become the brightest known material in existence.

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Fluorescent light.

From swirly lightbulbs to long tubes lighting up hallways, fluorescent light can be found everywhere we go. Its ability to produce 75% less heat than traditional incandescent lightbulbs make it energy-efficient and cost-effective. Additionally, its important role in everything from medical biomarkers to solar technology has made these types of light sources widespread.

Despite their wide implementation, these materials have faced a 150-year-old struggle when it comes to transferring their physical and chemical properties from a liquid solution to a solid, limiting fluorescents’ overall use. …

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