Pixium Vision has developed a bioelectronic epi-retinal implant designed to restore sight in people affected with macular degeneration.
AI could be 'game changer' in detecting, managing Alzheimer's disease
Could artificial intelligence be the solution for testing and managing this complex human health condition?
Smart glasses track your eyes to focus on what you see
Autofocals are intended to solve the main problem with today's progressive lenses: These traditional glasses require the wearer to align their head to focus properly. With progressive lenses, there's little or no peripheral focus.
Vagus nerve stimulation reduces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
The results of a pilot study suggest that electro stimulation of one of the nerves connecting the brain to the body (the vagus nerve), could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
AI make editing video as easy as editing text
In television and film, actors often flub small bits of otherwise flawless performances. Other times they leave out a critical word. For editors, the only solution so far is to accept the flaws or fix them with expensive reshoots.
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.
Dog-like robot jumps, flips and trots
Putting their own twist on robots that amble through complicated landscapes, a team has developed a four-legged robot that is not only capable of performing acrobatic tricks and traversing challenging terrain but is also designed with reproducibility in mind.
Flexible generators turn movement into energy
Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a material created at Rice University may make them more practical.
'Submarines' small enough to deliver medicine inside human body
Engineers have shown that micro-submarines powered by nano-motors could navigate the human body to provide targeted drug delivery to diseased organs without the need for external stimulus.
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.
BASF and Origin collaborate with footwear manufacturer ECCO
BASF 3D Printing Solutions and its strategic partner Origin are collaborating with ECCO, a footwear manufacturer, to develop a wholly new approach to footwear production.
Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent
A test launch for a hypersonic weapon — a long-range missile that flies a mile per second and faster — takes weeks of planning. So, while the U.S. and other states are racing to deploy hypersonic technologies, it remains uncertain how useful the systems will be against urgent, mobile or evolving threats.
C3Nano breakthrough material for flexible touchscreen displays
C3Nano Inc announced another leap forward with its new ActiveGrid™ Gen7 ink, which delivers breakthrough clarity, conductivity and flexibility.
Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation
A new learning system improves robots' abilities to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. The system, known as a learning-based particle simulator, could give industrial robots a more refined touch — and it may have fun applications in personal robotics, such as modelling clay shapes or rolling sticky rice for sushi.
In robotic planning, physical simulators are models that capture how different materials respon
AI to accurately predict the useful life of batteries
Wouldn't it be nice if battery manufacturers could tell which of their batteries will last at least two years and sell those to mobile phone makers, and which will last for ten years or more and sell those to electric vehicle manufacturers? New collaborative research shows how they could start doing that.
Storing renewable energy as methane
The cost of renewable energy has been steadily decreasing, but the big question has always been how to store it for future use.