The New York Times – The brain arrived in April, delivered to the basement of the hospital without ceremony, like all the others. There were a few differences with this one — not because it was more important, but because it was more notorious.
US News and World Report – With technology rapidly evolving, governments are taking a closer look at AI as a way to further their strategic interests. One such area, national defense, is sparking debate.
The Washington Post / The Associated Press – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration wants to make it easier for federal prosecutors to go after people who peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl that are fueling the nation’s drug abuse crisis.
Scientific American – Inspection at a nearby airfield revealed evidence of something that had never happened before—a civilian drone had plowed into a crewed craft in U.S. airspace. That sent the Army, the National Transportation Safety Board and other government agencies scrambling to investigate how and why this had happened.
In this week's Robotics/AI SciPol Weekly, small businesses exploring vehicle-to-vehicle technology, US DOT's partnerships with drone operations, and Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking's opposition against autonomous weapons.
Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies – In October 2017, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published standard ISO/TR 19057:2017, “Nanotechnologies — Use and application of acellular in vitro tests and methodologies to assess nanomaterial biodurability.”
Inverse – While it’s no secret that the NFL is essentially in the business of TBI, the exact link between those injuries and CTE has never been identified. Without that link, the NFL remains largely in the clear.
NPR – Depending on whom you ask, finding out whether your genes make you a better athlete or give you healthier skin may be as easy as swabbing your cheeks for a DNA test on your way into a football game.
In this week's Neuroscience SciPol weekly, Trump discusses with Xi about the opioid crisis, typing by simply using the brain, human mini-brains in rats, why people shouldn't drive when tired and how your brain functions under financial stress.