Machine learning tries to crack disputed Beatles authorship
Researchers at Harvard University and Canada's Dalhousie University used machine learning to ascertain the authorship of disputed Beatles songs.
Soft robots for all
Each year, soft robots gain new abilities. They've learned to jump, squirm, and grip. And, unlike hard robots, they can handle tomatoes without bruising the fruit, resurface unscathed after being run over by a car, and journey through radiation, disaster zones, and outer-space with few scars. For people and animals, they have a "cooperative function": a soft touch.
AI detects signs of schizophrenia
A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people's language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis -- the frequent use of words associated with sound.
Editing genes at the source
Breakthrough research shows that stem cell genes can be edited in living systems.
Using AI to predict breast cancer and personalize care
Researchers have created a new deep-learning model that can predict from a mammogram if a patient is likely to develop breast cancer as much as five years in the future. Trained on mammograms and known outcomes from over 60,000 MGH patients, the model learned the subtle patterns in breast tissue that are precursors to malignant tumors.
Technique unlocks graphene for semiconductors
To truly be useful, graphene would need to carry an electric current that switches on and off, as silicon does in the form of billions of transistors on a computer chip.
Machine learning could make antibiotics more effective
Most antibiotics work by interfering with critical functions such as DNA replication or construction of the bacterial cell wall. However, these mechanisms represent only part of the full picture of how antibiotics act.
Drugs that block CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing
New tool identifies compounds that inhibit CRISPR-Cas enzymes, enabling more precise and efficient CRISPR technologies
Robotics research may help Parkinson's patients
For years, Israeli neurologist Tamar Flash has had a fascination with the octopus, and the way the invertebrate's eight arms propel it effortlessly through the water. She's convinced this has major implications for diagnosing and treating Parkinson's disease — and possible other disorders as well.
Snake-inspired robot slithers even better
Bad news for ophiophobes: Researchers have developed a new and improved snake-inspired soft robot that is faster and more precise than its predecessor.
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Orig3n Director of Communications & PR on April 5, 2019. Orig3n is a regenerative medicine and direct-to-consumer DNA testing company based in Boston.
Robot autonomously builds erosion barriers
Along developed riverbanks, physical barriers can help contain flooding and combat erosion. In arid regions, check dams can help retain soil after rainfall and restore damaged landscapes.
Soft digital logic eliminates hard components from robots
In the past decade, soft materials have surged into the metal-dominant world of robotics. Soft robots already require simpler control systems than their hard counterparts.
Artificial muscles for soft robots
Developing soft, artificial muscles that are also fast and strong is an important step in developing soft robots that can both safely interact with people and complete important tasks.
"Particle robot" works as a cluster of simple units
Taking a cue from biological cells, researchers have developed computationally simple robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks.
Machine learning identifies links between world's oceans
Oceanographers studying the physics of the global ocean have long found themselves facing a conundrum: Fluid dynamical balances can vary greatly from point to point, rendering it difficult to make global generalizations.