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Living in the Future: Growing new teeth from mouse stem cells, person charged for shooting a robot, and reusable rockets for spacecraft

This week on “We are Living in the Future”: Lost teeth are a problem for many adults in the US – and until now, the replacements have always been clunky – think George Washington’s wooden teeth, or modern day expensive polymer caps. But scientists at King’s College in London have discovered that human teeth can…

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Living in the Future: Crystal “life”, Health-care via robot, and Gold-extracting bacteria

This week on We are Living in the Future: crystals that imitate some aspects of life, doctors who offer healthcare via robot telepresence, and bacteria that extract gold from sediment. While life has several characteristics that define it, including reproduction, metabolism, and mobility, most people agree that crystal and fire are not lifeforms. But scientists…

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