Soft robot programmed to move like an inchworm
Researchers have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform industries from aviation to smart wearables.
Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals
Researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power — and discovered that each one helps stabilize the other. The resulting hybrid material is a major step toward reducing the cost of solar power while multiplying the ways it can be used.
Smarter training of neural networks
These days, nearly all the artificial intelligence-based products in our lives rely on "deep neural networks" that automatically learn to process labeled data.
Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs
Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs before transplantation. A new technique for the decontamination of organs before transplantation using ultraviolet and red light irradiation has been developed by Brazilian and Canadian researchers.
Understanding gene interactions holds key to personalized medicine
When the Human Genome Project was completed, in 2003, it opened the door to a radical new idea of health - that of personalized medicine, in which disease risk and appropriate treatment would be gleaned from one's genetic makeup. As more people had their genomes sequenced, disease-related genes would start coming into view-- and while this is true in many ways, things also turned out to be much more complicated.
Machine learning could eliminate unnecessary treatments for children
Arthritis is not just an ailment of old age - it can affect children too, causing lifelong pain and disability in its most severe forms. Fortunately, some kids grow out of it. Even so, knowing which patients will develop milder forms of disease could spare them unnecessary treatment and potential medication side-effects. However, doctors currently have no way of predicting the disease's course or severity.
3D Bioprinting - An Update from Q2 2018
The past 3 months has been busy for 3D bioprinting companies, with numerous publications emerging from academia and announcements from industry. This article will highlight the advancements made in 3D bioprinting in the last 3 months since the publication of the 2018 update of IDTechEx's market research report on the topic: 3D Bioprinting 2018 - 2028: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts.
Autonomous vehicles: researchers make advances with new algorithm
A self-driving vehicle has to detect objects, track them over time, and predict where they will be in the future in order to plan a safe manoeuvre. These tasks are typically trained independently from one another, which could result in disasters should any one task fail.
Teaching chores to an artificial agent
For many people, household chores are a dreaded, inescapable part of life that we often put off or do with little care. But what if a robot assistant could help lighten the load?
Portable 3D skin printer to repair deep wounds
Researchers have developed a handheld 3D skin printer that deposits even layers of skin tissue to cover and heal deep wounds. The team believes it to be the first device that forms tissue in situ, depositing and setting in place, within two minutes or less.
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed TARA Biosystems CEO Dr Misti Ushio on August 7, 2017. TARA is developing cardiac models for pharmaceutical testing.
New quantum dot solar cell world record
Researchers established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent.
Myant commits $100M to the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster
Myant is a key partner in the advanced manufacturing supercluster in the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor, which includes companies, universities, health agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.
Google Glass app helps autistic children
A prototype software application, to be used with the optical head-mounted display Google Glass, has been designed as a social-skills coach for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Machine learning to develop new genetic medicines
Genetic mutations are the cause of countless diseases and disorders, from cancer to autism to cystic fibrosis. Now, a startup company is applying decades of research into machine learning and genomic science to develop genetic medicines — accelerating treatments that address the root causes of these conditions.
Printable solar cells just got a little closer
This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator.
QD Solar secures Series A Financing from an international consortium
QD Solar has announced the closing of Series A funding led by DSM Venturing with participation from existing investors, KAUST Innovation Fund and MaRS Innovation.