28 May 2021
The Robot Smiled Back
Researchers use AI to teach robots to make appropriate reactive human facial expressions, an ability that could build trust between humans and their robotic co-workers and care-givers
20 May 2021
Zapping Nerves with Ultrasound Lowers Drug-Resistant Blood Pressure
Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney produced a clinically meaningful drop in blood pressure in people whose hypertension did not respond to a triple cocktail of medications, reports a new study.
14 May 2021
Tiny, Wireless, Injectable Chips Use Ultrasound to Monitor the Body
Columbia have developed the smallest single-chip system that is a complete functioning electronic circuit; implantable chips visible only in a microscope point the way to developing chips that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions.
13 Jan 2021
Robot Displays a Glimmer of Empathy to a Partner Robot
Engineers create a robot that learns to visually predict how its partner robot will behave, displaying a glimmer of empathy. This "Robot Theory of Mind" could help robots get along with other robots—and humans—more intuitively.
28 Nov 2020
Lumiode is a semiconductor technology spin-out company from Columbia University. It is based in NYC. The company mainly works on next generation micro-displays for AR application.
12 Nov 2020
In-Shoe Sensors and Mobile Robots Help Seniors Stay Active
Researchers are leveraging some of the newest mechanical and robotic technologies to help some of our oldest populations stay healthy, active, and independent.
3 Aug 2020
Laser Inversion Enables Multi-Materials 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing--or 3D printing--uses digital manufacturing processes to fabricate components that are light, strong, and require no special tooling to produce. Over the past decade, the field has experienced staggering growth, at a rate of more than 20% per year, printing pieces that range from aircraft components and car parts to medical and dental implants out of metals and engineering polymers.
3 Jun 2020
How to Succeed in Vertical Farming
Vertical farming is an emerging technique within agriculture that involves growing crops indoors under controlled environmental conditions. By carefully tailoring the environment to the exact requirements of the crop, such through using LED lighting to produce the exact light spectrum needed for optimal photosynthesis, it is possible to obtain yields hundreds of times higher than traditional agriculture.
4 May 2020
Two Steps Closer to Flexible, Powerful, Fast Bioelectronic Devices
Researchers are developing bioelectronic devices that are not only fast, sensitive, biocompatible, soft, and flexible, but also have long-term stability in physiological environments such as the human body.
7 Apr 2020
The Big Benefits of Microgrids in Disaster
So much of our modern, technological world depends on reliable access to electricity, it can be difficult to imagine what life without it would be like for a few hours, let alone days. But that's exactly what the people who prepare our infrastructure to withstand disaster must do.
22 Jan 2020
Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards
Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
30 Dec 2019
First Images of an 'Upgraded' CRISPR Tool
Scientists have captured the first images of a new gene editing tool that could improve upon existing CRISPR-based tools. The team developed the tool, called INTEGRATE, after discovering a unique "jumping gene" in Vibrio cholerae bacteria that could insert large genetic payloads in the genome without introducing DNA breaks.
20 Nov 2019
Voyant Photonics was founded by researchers from a nanophotonics group at Columbia University (USA).
12 Nov 2019
The Weird and Wonderful World of 3D Printing
3D printing has been touted as being a manufacturing cure-all for a whole host of different applications. The reality is very different, but this doesn't stop the onslaught of news articles proclaiming 3D printing to be the answer. Here's a roundup of the weird and wonderful world of 3D printing in 2019.
23 Oct 2019
Next-gen solar cells mimic photosynthesis with biological material
Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term "green technology."