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U.K. Pharmas, Regulators Agree on Faster Drug Review

Dispensing pills

Drug makers and regulators in the U.K. agreed on new review processes for more effective therapies in company pipelines, in exchange for caps on branded drug sales, which is expected to save £930 million ($US 1.2 billion) next year. . . . → Read More: U.K. Pharmas, Regulators Agree on Faster Drug Review

Report – U.S. Lags in Robotic Adoption

Robots Sawyer and Baxter

A report released today shows the U.S. and most European countries are falling behind most other developed countries, in adopting robotics into their economies. . . . → Read More: Report – U.S. Lags in Robotic Adoption

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?

Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Guardian XO exoskeleton

Control systems for whole-body robotic devices worn by industrial workers to help them perform their jobs are being designed and assessed by an academic-industry engineering team. . . . → Read More: Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Infographic — Robotics and Your Job

Robotics and jobs graphic

Our friends at Statista offer data from a report earlier this month by the World Economic Forum showing the kinds of work functions most susceptible to robotic replacement. . . . → Read More: Infographic — Robotics and Your Job

Is Manufacturing a Boom or Bust?

Is manufacturing going to continue its boom or will it inevitably go bust? . . . → Read More: Is Manufacturing a Boom or Bust?

Infographic – U.S. Falling Way Behind on 5G

5G development

The success of mobile devices depends on their underlying technologies, with the next generation of mobile standards known as 5G in the queue. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Falling Way Behind on 5G

Despite Crisis, U.S. Prescription Opioid Use Remains High

Pills and capsules

A review of insurance claims over a 10-year period shows prescription opioid use in the U.S. remains at a high level with few signs of declining, despite repeated and vocal public concerns about these drugs. . . . → Read More: Despite Crisis, U.S. Prescription Opioid Use Remains High

Technique Assessed for Comparing Effectiveness Between Drugs

Analytics

An academic-industry research team validated a statistical technique to evaluate the effectiveness of different drugs treating the same disease, without conducting separate head-to-head clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Technique Assessed for Comparing Effectiveness Between Drugs

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