As a new study from the University of Arizona about sex trafficking during the Super Bowl highlights, advances in data analysis are underpinning some powerful new ways of tackling very tough problems. Among all the stones hurled at the tech sector lately, this is an area in which it can take pride.
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Vascularized tissue constructed by printing cell-laden inks in a layered zig-zag pattern. Harvard researchers say they have created tissue interlaced with blood vessels in what may be a critical breakthrough for creating artificial organs.
In the past few years the impact of domestic oil and natural gas production has seen a significant uptick. The rush of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in “tight” shale plays around the country is largely responsible for a resurgence of U.S. oil and natural gas production.
Futurist Thomas Frey: Yesterday my wife Deb and I had lunch at one of our favorite Chinese restaurants, and afterwards we’re given the typical fortune cookies that come with the bill. Jokingly I broke open the first one and asked, “I wonder if it’d be possible to create a real fortune sometime in the future […]
You may want to avoid using any jargon when you are talking tech with Americans. Many Americans are lost when it comes to tech-related terms, with 11% saying that they thought HTML — a language that is used to create websites — was a sexually transmitted disease, according to a recent study.
Synapse’s system is like a real-time monitor, reminding people to wash their hands. A Huntsville, Ala.-based sensor-network company called Synapse Wireless is moving from the machine-to-machine world into cloud platforms and big data. Here’s how it did it and how it thinks its work could actually end up saving lives.
The self-driving car is coming to a showroom near you. It could take a coupe of years or even a couple of decades but few people at the Geneva Motor Show would disagree that one day science fiction will become fact.
Toro-bots No matter how pretty your garden may be it only gets that way because of all of the hard work you put into it. But, in the future gardens might not need your help at all, reordering themselves at a robotic whim. (Video)
Tesla Model S at a charging station. When Elon Musk was designing the Tesla Model S he wanted an electric motor that had the same horsepower as the most powerful internal combustion engine but with nearly-instantaneous torque. He also wanted it to be the size of a watermelon. Musk was told this couldn’t be done […]
Technique lets children avoid inheriting certain diseases – and give them genes from another woman besides mom. Last week, the U.K. government issued proposed regulations that would allow researchers to try a new and controversial in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure in patients. The technique could allow women who are carriers of mitochondrial disease to have healthy, […]