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Scientists, Investors Form $100M+ Tech Venture Fund

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A group of entrepreneurs and leading scientists in the U.K. unveiled a venture investment fund that plans to back start-up companies developing a wide range of ground-breaking technologies. . . . → Read More: Scientists, Investors Form $100M+ Tech Venture Fund

Non-Invasive Imaging Technology Probes Deeper Into Tissue

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An imaging process that combines ultrasound and lasers is shown in tests with lab samples and in animals to provide clearer and more detailed images of tissue deeper in the body. . . . → Read More: Non-Invasive Imaging Technology Probes Deeper Into Tissue

Hand-Held Device Inspects Individual Retina Cells

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A medical engineering team created a small lightweight device that can inspect individual photoreceptor cells in the retina, the part of the eye that converts visual images to brain signals. . . . → Read More: Hand-Held Device Inspects Individual Retina Cells

Baby Box Technology for Sick Newborns Licensed to Start-Up

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A start-up company is gaining the rights to a technology that helps the breathing of infants suffering from withdrawal from drugs taken by their mothers, and other disruptive conditions. . . . → Read More: Baby Box Technology for Sick Newborns Licensed to Start-Up

FDA Clears Magnetic Device for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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A non-invasive device using magnetic waves that penetrate the brain to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder received authorization for sales in the U.S. from the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Magnetic Device for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

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Inventors of a system of sensors packaged in a thin film received a patent for their work that enables robotic devices to better sense conditions in the nearby environment. . . . → Read More: Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

Yeast Biosensor Devised to Measure Radiation Exposure

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An engineering group created a simple monitoring badge using yeast, which in a process similar to fermentation provides instant feedback on radiation exposure to lab workers. . . . → Read More: Yeast Biosensor Devised to Measure Radiation Exposure

Graphene Tested in Space Launch

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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

NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

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A research consortium in the semiconductor industry and National Science Foundation are supporting a series of projects investigating interactions between biology and circuits for data transfer and storage. . . . → Read More: NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

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

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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