How to send secure passwords through your body instead of air

September 30, 2016

Potential applications for on-body transmissions include securely sending information to door locks, glucose sensors or other wearable medical devices. (credit: Vikram Iyer, University of WashingtonVikram Iyer, University of Washington)

Graphene crowd-surfs on a lipid monolayer

Could provide a versatile new platform for biosensors and drug delivery systems
September 30, 2016

credit: Universiteit Leiden

IBM announces AI-powered decision-making

September 28, 2016

Project DataWorks ft

Elon Musk unveils plans for Mars civilization

September 28, 2016

(credit: SpaceX)

D-Wave Systems previews 2000-qubit quantum processor

September 28, 2016

D-Wave 2000-qubit processor (credit: D-Wave Systems)

A thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton for the hand

September 26, 2016

A hand exoskeleton helps stroke patients to integrate rehabilitation exercises into their everyday lives. (credit: Gerber Loesch Photography)

Smoking leaves ‘footprint’ in DNA

Findings could provide researchers with potential targets for new therapies
September 25, 2016

Extinguishing a cigarette (credit: American Heart Association)

How to watch the US presidential debates in VR

September 25, 2016

Democracy Plaza

How to detect emotions remotely with wireless signals

September 23, 2016

emotion detection

Someone is learning how to take down the Internet

September 23, 2016

Submarine cable map (credit: TeleGeography)

Self-powered ‘materials that compute’ and recognize simple patterns

Could be integrated into clothing and used to monitor the human body, or developed as a skin for “squishy” robots
September 20, 2016

Synchronized pattern recognition

These six plant extracts could delay aging

September 16, 2016

Diagram of yeast cell (credit: Frankie Robertson/CC)

DARPA’s plan for total surveillance of low-flying drones over cities

This is not Skynet. Really.
September 16, 2016

An artist’s concept of Aerial Dragnet system: several UAS carrying sensors form a network that provides wide-area surveillance of all low-flying UAS in an urban setting (credit: DARPA)

Highest-resolution map of the entire human brain created

September 16, 2016

Allen Human Brain Reference Atlas image (credit: Allen Institute for Brain Science)

Engineering ‘backup’ mitochondrial genes to restore power to cells

Re-engineered mutated mitochondrial genes could prevent incurable disorders and slow down aging
September 16, 2016

Mitochondrion structure (credit: Kelvinsong; modified by Sowlos/CC)

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