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MIT’s thread-like robot can slip through blood vessels in your brain

MIT engineers created a thread-like robot that can glide through the brain’s blood vessels and could deliver clot-reducing drugs to treat strokes or aneurysms. The robotic thread could offer an alternative to open brain surgery, and it could be controlled by surgeons outside of the operating room. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/29/mit-robotic-thread-brain-surgery/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D639%252C399%252C0%252C0%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C1000%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-uploaded-images%252F2019-08%252F156f28c0-ca7d-11e9-9d6d-e15830b73b64%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3D0dcfb23666d8fba4181803a247ab1cadad2b4900&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=8adab5a17c23607a3d197e7671fdfb5d227b4c7f

Tesla wins a tax exemption in China to offset trade-war tariffs (updated)

The regulatory body in charge of cars in China has announced several Tesla vehicles will be exempt from its purchase tax, which should help offset an upcoming tariff. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology granted exemptions for more than a dozen Model 3, Model S and Model X models. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/30/china-tesla-tariffs-trade-war/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D5000%252C3333%252C0%252C0%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C1067%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-images%252F2019-01%252F91005530-256a-11e9-adbf-836091ca33f7%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3Dd500b19b22ad63daa37394a6610a3004b887d779&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=6a0c57c1a079a640e8827647b447d903a1edc698

Netflix’s new Dark Crystal reboot reaches back to the gentle fantasy of Fraggle Rock

There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. from https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/30/20838726/netflix-dark-crystal-age-of-resistance-series-fraggle-rock-streaming-reboot-jim-hensonhttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/65143371/FraggleRock.0.jpg