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Infographic — Can Digital Tech Make a Better World?

Digital technology poll chart

Large segments of the public in 10 advanced countries — but not a majority — still believe digital technology can help solve many of the world’s challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and climate change. . . . → Read More: Infographic — Can Digital Tech Make a Better World?

Infographic – Countries with Fastest Internet Speeds

Chart: Internet speeds by country

In this weekend’s infographic, we offer a report from the Worldwide Broadband Speed League, a year-long compilation of 163 million Internet speed tests in 200 countries. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Countries with Fastest Internet Speeds

Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

PHA resin beads

A university research center and biodegradable plastics company are testing a new type of drink straw that degrades completely after use in normal soil and water conditions. . . . → Read More: Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

Graphene Tested in Space Launch

Graphene samples

The material graphene, studied for more than a decade on earth, is the subject of tests for its ability to withstand the rigors of space travel. . . . → Read More: Graphene Tested in Space Launch

Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

Nao robot

An engineering lab at MIT developed techniques for combining robotics with deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, to personalize autism therapy. . . . → Read More: Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

Agriculture Group Adapts Satellite Imaging, A.I., Big Data

WorldView-4 satellite

An international agricultural network is partnering with a private company to boost the group’s capabilities in satellite imaging, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: Agriculture Group Adapts Satellite Imaging, A.I., Big Data

Paper Art Form Boosts Bandage, Wearables Adhesion

An engineering lab adapted the traditional Japanese art form of kirigami to create a surface for bandages and wearable devices on knees and elbows that bend a great deal and thus are difficult to stay on. . . . → Read More: Paper Art Form Boosts Bandage, Wearables Adhesion

Start-Up Developing Blood-Brain Barrier Treatments

A medical school professor in Singapore is starting a biotechnology company to discover and develop new drugs for neurological disorders based on his research with mechanisms for crossing the blood-brain barrier. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Blood-Brain Barrier Treatments

Start-Up Licenses Children’s Myopia-Control Contact Lens

A start-up enterprise spun-off from Hong Kong Polytechnic University is licensing the technology for a customized contact lens that controls and prevents further myopia in children. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Licenses Children’s Myopia-Control Contact Lens

Microneedle Patch Delivers Anti-Obesity Drugs

A skin patch containing hundreds of tiny porous needles is shown in lab mice to deliver drugs that turn ordinary body fat into calorie-burning brown fat to reduce body mass. . . . → Read More: Microneedle Patch Delivers Anti-Obesity Drugs