Friday Futures: inflatable astronauts, black hole, bio-hacking

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Welcome to Friday Futures, our weekly guide to the latest visions of The Future from around the web. This week: inflatable astronauts; a big black hole; bio-hacking; are humans safe in space; artificial muscles.

NASA is inventing inflatable astronauts

Inflatable robots could serve as a lightweight, space-efficient alternative to metallic robots or robotic arms on NASA’s rovers, shuttles, or space stations, IEEE Spectrum reports. Read more…

That black hole is really big, no, really!

The gigantic black hole, not counting the giant rings of trapped light orbiting it, is about 23.6 billion miles (38 billion kilometers) across, according to Science News. Read more…

Can we bio-hack ourselves to cure cancer?

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