Human-on-a-Chip: using tissue engineering to replicate the human body
An application of tissue engineering that is rapidly growing is the building of organ-on-a-chip devices.
Programming drones to fly in the face of uncertainty
Companies have big ideas for drones that can deliver packages right to your door. But even putting aside the policy issues, programming drones to fly through cluttered spaces like cities is difficult. Being able to avoid obstacles while traveling at high speeds is computationally complex, especially for small drones that are limited in how much they can carry onboard for real-time processing.
Engineering electronic medicine
Targeting a certain nerve very precisely with sound, light or electricity can modulate bleeding or inflammation. Ultrasound, for example, can go deep into tissue. Nerves can be stimulated with electricity via wires, but wires create a lot of problems: tugging and pulling and instability.
Self-driving rides in Las Vegas
Aptiv and Lyft announce a partnership to demonstrate a first-of-its-kind fully automated point-to-point ride-hailing experience in Las Vegas. Torc Robotics also offers autonomous rides.
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Hesperos President/CEO Dr Mike Shuler on August 24, 2017. Hesperos provides toxicology testing services using their proprietary organ-on-a-chip technology.
Vagus nerve stimulation shows progress against PTSD
Researchers are exploring how mild stimulation of the vagus nerve could help alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Forget about it: A material that mimics the brain
Inspired by human forgetfulness - how our brains discard unnecessary data to make room for new information - scientists conducted a recent study that combined supercomputer simulation and X-ray characterization of a material that gradually 'forgets.' This could one day be used for advanced bio-inspired computing.
Snake robot used in search for Mexico quake survivors
Researchers deployed a snake-like robot to search for trapped survivors in a Mexico City apartment building that collapsed in the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that shook the city September 19.
A new wave in radio technology
There now is a need to apply machine learning to the invisible realm of radio frequency signals.
Navy partnership develops first 3D printed submersible
The Optionally Manned Technology Demonstrator is a prototype vessel that could be used to deploy logistics capabilities and sensors. In the future, vessels will need to be manufactured faster and incorporate new designs to support each Navy mission.
Building the safe genes toolkit
DARPA created the Safe Genes program to gain a fundamental understanding of how gene editing technologies function; devise means to safely, responsibly, and predictably harness them for beneficial ends; and address potential health and security concerns related to their accidental or intentional misuse.