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VR and exoskeletons help paraplegics regain movement

August 24th, 2016 at 7:02 am » Comments Off

  After twelve months, eight patients and 2,052 sessions spread over 1,958 hours, Duke University is publishing some promising results from a study seeking to demonstrate the ability for brain-machine interfaces to help restore mobility in humans. The study, which appeared this week in Scientific Reports, looked at a group of paraplegic patients suffering from a chronic […]



7 robots replacing farm workers around the world

August 24th, 2016 at 6:29 am » Comments Off

In the future, robots will increasingly replace farm workers, using artificial intelligence to plant, grow and harvest our food. In fact, many farms are already using fleets of robots, which can tend to fruits and veggies more efficiently than a human can. Here’s a look at seven machines that are currently aiding farmers around the world.



AI’s Healing Power

August 23rd, 2016 at 6:56 am » Comments Off

Artificial intelligence originally aspired to replace doctors. Researchers imagined robots that could ask you questions, run the answers through an algorithm that would learn with experience and tell whether you had the flu or a cold. However, those promises largely failed, as artificial intelligent algorithms were too rudimentary to perform those functions.



Scientists Regrow Teeth With New Technologies

August 23rd, 2016 at 6:29 am » Comments Off

All people would prefer a 5-minute oral session that will permit our dental practitioner to regrow our organic tooth, right? This can all be extremely feasible soon thanks to the Harvard-led team that effectively utilized low-powered laser lights to coax stem cells to develop brand-new dentine – the difficult core of the tooth.



IBM’s Watson saves a woman from leukemia

August 23rd, 2016 at 6:07 am » Comments Off

IBM’s Watson has done everything from winning at Jeopardy to cooking exotic meals, but it appears to have accomplished its greatest feat yet: saving a life. University of Tokyo doctors report that the artificial intelligence diagnosed a 60-year-old woman’s rare form of leukemia that had been incorrectly identified months earlier. The analytical machine took just 10 minutes to compare the patient’s genetic changes […]



Wall-Crawling Robots Could Weave A Room For You

August 19th, 2016 at 7:17 am » Comments Off

Last May, researchers at ICD Stuttgart revealed the Elytra Filament Pavilion—a vast, carbon fiber structure woven with the industrial arm of a modified Kuka robot. Now, in a thesis project led by Maria Yablonina, the same lab has managed to shrink the scale, from massive industrial-line robots, to a pair of drones that can crawl up your wall […]



‘Neural Dust’ Could Monitor Your Brain Wirelessly

August 18th, 2016 at 7:04 am » Comments Off

Science fiction that features wires connecting brains to computers might now be obsolete. Wireless powered implants, each smaller than a grain of rice, could serve as “neural dust” that can one day scan and stimulate brain cells. Such research could one day help lead to next-generation brain-machine interfaces for controlling prosthetics, exoskeletons and robots, as […]



Wearable Patch Can Help Monitor Health. No batteries required.

August 18th, 2016 at 6:52 am » Comments Off

A battery-free electronic patch that sticks onto skin like a temporary tattoo can be powered wirelessly by smartphones to help monitor health, researchers say. A variety of  wearable technology is on the market to monitor life signs, but these mostly possess hard components that have to be strapped onto the body. Scientists have been developing stretchable electronics that […]



Snacks: The killer app of 3D printing

August 16th, 2016 at 7:17 am » Comments Off

3D food printers have been able to create very basic food items, such as sugar sculptures and very simple pizzas — but now a team of researchers at Columbia University has developed a machine that can make more complex snacks.



‘Smart’ Thread Could Be a Game-Changer for Doctors

August 15th, 2016 at 7:19 am » Comments Off

Scientists are working to take “wearable” technology to a whole new level. Or, more accurately, to new depths. A group of Tufts University-led researchers recently announced that it created a first-of-its kind “smart” thread that can be sutured into human tissues. The goal? To collect data on tissue health, as well as monitor wounds or infections, all of […]



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