MIT AI Lab 3D-prints first mobile robot made of solids and liquids

April 7, 2016

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A stem-cell repair system that can regenerate any kind of human tissue

...including disease and aging; human trials next year
April 6, 2016

The UNSW researchers said the therapy has enormous potential for treating spinal disc injury and joint and muscle degeneration and could also speed up recovery following complex surgeries where bones and joints need to integrate with the body (credit: UNSW TV)

Electrical stimulation of brain pleasure center reduces chronic pain

In testing with rats, electrode implant also triggers pleasure-associated dopamine
April 6, 2016

Image is a representative slice showing the electrode tip location (green arrow) (credit: Ai‑Ling Li et al./ Experimental Brain Research)

World’s smallest electronic diode made from single DNA molecule

Electronic components 1,000 times smaller than with silicon may be possible
April 6, 2016

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What happens when drones and people sync their vision?

The future of drone air traffic control?
April 5, 2016

Hacking life: how to program new functions for living bacteria and yeast

Engineering bacteria to aid digestion or yeast to produce custom beer
April 4, 2016

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3D-printing a structure with active chemistry

Forget labs --- now you can simply print objects in your kitchen that create cool chemical reactions (attention: CIA and Homeland Security)
April 4, 2016

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Largest network of cortical neurons mapped from ~100 terabytes data set

"Functional connectomics" research bridges gap between function and wiring in the brain --- a major step in an IARPA project to create a roadmap for reverse-engineering the brain
April 1, 2016

A network of cortical neurons whose connections were traced from a multi-terabyte 3D data set. The data were created by an electron microscope designed and built at Harvard Medical School to collect millions of images in nanoscopic detail, so that every one of the “wires” could be seen, along with the connections between them. Some of the neurons are color-coded according to their activity patterns in the living brain. This is the newest example of functional connectomics, which combines high-throughput functional imaging, at single-cell resolution, with terascale anatomy of the very same neurons. (credit: Clay Reid, Allen Institute; Wei-Chung Lee, Harvard Medical School; Sam Ingersoll, graphic artist)

Creating custom drugs on a portable refrigerator-size device

A breakthrough for responding quickly to disease outbreak and producing small quantities of custom drugs needed for clinical trials, treating rare diseases, or use as personalized "orphan drugs"
April 1, 2016

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How to use laser cloaking to hide Earth from remote detection by aliens

NASA's Kepler telescope detects habitable exoplanets by watching for tiny dips in the light from stars. What if aliens have the same idea when observing our Sun?
April 1, 2016

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An astounding nanoscale magnified view of bacterial ‘motors’

The molecular secrets of the strongest motor known in nature revealed
March 30, 2016

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Nanoparticle ‘cluster bombs’ destroy cancer cells

New delivery method directly penetrates tumor cells, avoiding toxic side effects of cisplatin chemotherapy drug
March 30, 2016

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On/off button for passing along epigenetic ‘memories’ to our children discovered

March 29, 2016

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A biosensor that’s 1 million times more sensitive

Aims at detecting cancers earlier, improving treatment and outcomes
March 29, 2016

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM build brain-inspired supercomputer

Focusing on cognitive tasks such as pattern recognition and sensory processing, chip-architecture breakthrough may accelerate path to exascale computing
March 29, 2016

Lawrence Livermore's new supercomputer system composed of 16 IBM TrueNorth chips developed by IBM Research (credit: IBM Research)

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