Army project develops agile scouting robots
Researchers have developed an agile robot that may be able to aid in scouting and search-and-rescue operations.
New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks
Computer scientists have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do--take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots that one day can improve the effectiveness of dangerous missions.
BeBop Sensors wins Red Herring's Top 100 North America 2019 Award
BeBop Sensors has won Red Herring's Top 100 North America 2019 Award. BeBop Sensors uses smart fabrics to create elegant sensor solutions for OEMs. BeBop's sensors comprehend force, location, size, weight, bend, twist, and presence across any size, resolution, and geometry.
OLED materials innovator CYNORA secures US$25M in first closing
Marking the initial closing of its Series C funding round, CYNORA has secured US$25M in financing from investors in Asia, Europe and the US. Germany-based CYNORA is an emerging materials leader with a novel technology to produce ultra-high-efficiency emitter systems required for next-generation Organic Light Emitting Diode displays.
Squishy robots can drop from a helicopter and land safely
New soccer-ball-shaped robots have the remarkable ability to fall from a height of more than 600 feet and be no worse for wear. Built of a network of rods linked by contracting cables, they can also shapeshift in order to crawl from one point to another.
Deep learning to assess suicide risks
Researchers are applying deep learning and analytics to electronic health record data to help the Veterans Administration address a host of medical and psychological challenges affecting many of the nation's 700,000 military veterans.
New device paves the way to 3D-printed organs, food
From prosthetics and implants to dental crowns and hearing aids, 3D printers are being used to manufacture a whole host of customized medical devices for patients in need. So, why not organs, too?
Low-cost, human-friendly robot designed for AI
Researchers have created a new low-cost, human friendly robot named Blue, designed to use recent advances in artificial intelligence and deep reinforcement learning to master intricate human tasks, all while remaining affordable and safe enough that every AI researcher could have one. The team hopes Blue will accelerate the development of robotics for the home.
Near-perfect performance in low-cost semiconductors
Tiny, easy-to-produce particles, called quantum dots, may soon take the place of more expensive single crystal semiconductors in advanced electronics found in solar panels, camera sensors and medical imaging tools. Tiny, easy-to-produce particles, called quantum dots, may soon take the place of more expensive single crystal semiconductors in advanced electronics found in solar panels, camera sensors and medical imaging tools.
$27 million for hydro power project on Uganda/Tanzania border
100% of the energy generated will be bought by the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, Uganda's single-buyer and transmission company, which will then sell half the energy on to Tanzania.
Scientists engineer new CRISPR platform for DNA targeting
CRISPR team harnesses new Cas12b enzyme for use in eukaryotic cells, adding to the CRISPR toolbox.
3D printing method creates objects in one piece
It looks like something you might find aboard the Starship Enterprise. A projector beams a three-dimensional video into a container of photosensitive resin. The video plays while the container rotates for a few minutes — then the fluid drains, leaving behind a complete, fully formed 3D object.
New CRISPR-Cas9 variants can respond to viral proteases
Using a technique called circular permutation, researchers have created a new suite of Cas9 variants called Cas9-CPs, which will simplify design of Cas9-fusion proteins for diverse applications beyond simple DNA cutting, such as base editing and epigenetic modifications.
3D printed sponge to minimise effects of cancer treatment
With the help of sponges inserted in the bloodstream to absorb excess drugs, doctors are hoping to prevent the dangerous side effects of toxic chemotherapy agents or even deliver higher doses to knock back tumors, like liver cancer, that don't respond to more benign treatments.
CRISPR-based technology to control pests
Combining historical lessons with modern genetic technologies, scientists have developed a new way to control and suppress populations of insects, potentially including those that ravage agricultural crops and transmit deadly diseases.
Wireless pacemaker for the brain
A new neurostimulator can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's.
BeBop Sensors wins IDTechEx Best Material for Wearables Award
BeBop Sensors announced today that it has won the IDTechEx Wearable USA 2018 Awards - Best New Material Award for BeBop Sensors wearable fabric sensor technology.
Artificial intelligence predicts Alzheimer's years before diagnosis
Artificial intelligence technology improves the ability of brain imaging to predict Alzheimer's disease, according to a study.