There was the NASA Twin Study, robotic bees and an exhibit of 500 years of
robotics this week.
The NASA Twin Study results are explained here
This illustrated list is more comprehensive: NASA’s Twin Study has found 8 weird effects of long-term spaceflight on the human body
Here’s a 20% sample on Smashwords of the type of scifi inspired by these recent trends : Bricolage
If that whets your appetite you can get more news of the scifi writing in the pipeline from the Khiatons Monthly/Update mailing list