Seven from Seven: Swearing Siri and Space Weddings

23rd July 2021

Each week, we scour the worlds of innovation, tech for good and social impact to bring you seven of our top stories…

  1. An article in Wired UK posits that digital assistants such as Alexa and Siri should be able to swear.
  2. This week, Jeff Bezos blasted into space, in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard.
  3. New research finds that all cancers fall into just two categories, based on the presence or absence of a protein called the Yes-associated protein (YAP), providing a possible new strategy for treating the most aggressive and untreatable forms of the disease.
  4. Japanese astronomers have developed a new AI-based tool that removes noise from cosmic images, allowing them to see the true large-scale structure of the universe.
  5. Florida-based firm Space Perspectives is providing couples with weddings in space from 2024, with access to capsules costing $125,000 promising spectacular views of Earth.
  6. An Icelandic study has shown that shorter work weeks improve productivity, generating buzz about the future of a four-day work week.
  7. Research shows that new wearable smart device could help visually impaired people avoid collisions.

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