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First evidence that online dating is changing the nature of society

October 14th, 2017 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Dating websites have changed the way couples meet. Now evidence is emerging that this change is influencing levels of interracial marriage and even the stability of marriage itself.



Edible sensor can measure your gut from within

October 13th, 2017 at 1:12 pm » Comments Off

It clings to your intestinal wall to track abnormalities and help diagnose disorders.



Where Americans are most likely to be killed by gun violence

October 3rd, 2017 at 9:33 am » Comments Off

On Sunday night, a gunman killed at least 59 people and injured 527 others on the Las Vegas Strip. The shooter, identified as Stephen Paddock, open fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into a crowd of thousands below who were attending a country music festival.



Scanning the future, radiologists see their jobs at risk

September 24th, 2017 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

These days, a radiologist at UCSF will go through anywhere from 20 to 100 scans a day, and each scan can have thousands of images to review.



Why the promise of big data hasn’t delivered yet

August 6th, 2017 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

The ubiquity of big data is such that Gartner dropped it from their Hype Cycle of Emergent Technologies back in 2015. Across sectors, businesses are scrambling to make every function “data driven,” and there’s no shortage of firms lining up to help them. The big data analytics industry, dedicated to helping big businesses leverage the […]



Wireless power could enable ingestible electronics

July 19th, 2017 at 8:15 am » Comments Off

Small sensors or drug delivery devices could reside in the GI tract indefinitely



A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology

July 14th, 2017 at 9:09 pm » Comments Off

Counterfeit products are a huge problem – from medicines to car parts, fake technology costs lives.



We’ve been worrying about the end of work for 500 years

July 10th, 2017 at 1:28 am » Comments Off

Will machines take over jobs? We’ve been wondering for hundreds of years



How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts

June 26th, 2017 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

Apple’s first iPhone was released 10 years ago this week — on June 29, 2007. While it wasn’t the first smartphone, it leapfrogged far beyond the competition and launched the mobile revolution. Few industries or societies have been left unchanged. Here are 10 charts that show some of the profound effects the iPhone-led — and […]



Self-driving doctor brings the doctor to you

June 24th, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Even those of us fortunate enough to have good health insurance will often put off seeing a doctor when we probably should. Often it’s simply a matter of logistics. We feel like we can’t take the time off work, or arrange transportation, or get childcare to make the trip. But what if the doctor just comes you? In […]



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