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Robot Designed to Grow into Shapes, Spaces

Engineering researchers created a new type of robot that grows to extend its form into spaces like a vine, rather than move to different locations. . . . → Read More: Robot Designed to Grow into Shapes, Spaces

Start-Up Applying Artificial Intelligence to New Drug Uses

A new enterprise is being formed to apply artificial intelligence to connect drugs in development to treatments for rare diseases and other unmet medical needs. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Applying Artificial Intelligence to New Drug Uses

Smartphone Data Reveal Physical Activity Worldwide

A data science team tapped into smartphones of more than 717,000 people worldwide to capture the number of steps they take each day as an indicator of physical activity. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Data Reveal Physical Activity Worldwide

Darpa Funding Research on Brain-Digital Implants

The advanced research agency in Department of Defense is supporting six new projects on neural devices that connect the brain to digital technologies to restore sensory functions. . . . → Read More: Darpa Funding Research on Brain-Digital Implants

Battery-Free Cell Phone Demonstrated

A computer science and engineering team demonstrated a prototype cell phone that sends and receives calls, but operates with power from ambient light and radio signals. . . . → Read More: Battery-Free Cell Phone Demonstrated

Report: Growing Tech Industry Investment in Health

The information technology industry is a growing presence in health care, both financially and qualitatively, according to a new report. . . . → Read More: Report: Growing Tech Industry Investment in Health

Broad Inst., Intel Make Genomics Software Open-Source

A new release of software that speeds and streamlines analysis of genomic sequencing variations is being released under an open-source license by the Broad Institute. . . . → Read More: Broad Inst., Intel Make Genomics Software Open-Source

Computer Vision, Deep Learning Aid Prosthetic Hands

A built-in camera and artificial intelligence can improve the speed and grasping ability of a prosthetic hand, as shown in tests with people missing a hand. . . . → Read More: Computer Vision, Deep Learning Aid Prosthetic Hands

NSF Supports Chip Enabling Low-Power Electronics

An engineering lab at University of Texas in San Antonio received a grant to assess the commercial potential for a chip that lets electronic devices work with much less power. . . . → Read More: NSF Supports Chip Enabling Low-Power Electronics

Smartphone-Controlled Cells Produce Insulin on Demand

A system designed by researchers in China and Switzerland and controlled by a smartphone app was shown in lab mice to produce insulin on demand from engineered pancreas cells. . . . → Read More: Smartphone-Controlled Cells Produce Insulin on Demand