Using ‘cooperative perception’ between intelligent vehicles to reduce risks

October 13, 2017

Networked intelligent vehicles (credit: EPFL)

Ray Kurzweil + Peter Diamandis: Disruptive Technologies, Mind-Boggling Predictions, and ‘Dangerous Ideas’

October 13, 2017

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Controlled by a synthetic gene circuit, self-assembling bacteria build working electronic sensors

October 11, 2017

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3D ‘body-on-a-chip’ project aims to accelerate drug testing, reduce costs

Initial system uses micro-sized 3D liver, heart, and lung "organoids"
October 9, 2017

Scientists created miniature models of hearts, lungs, and livers and combined them into an integrated "body-on-a-chip" system, fed with nutrient-rich fluid to mimic blood (credit: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)

Teleoperating robots with virtual reality: getting inside a robot’s head

Jobless video-gamer alert
October 6, 2017

VR system from Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could make it easier for factory workers to telecommute. (credit: Jason Dorfman, MIT CSAIL)

Fast-moving spinning magnetized nanoparticles could lead to ultra-high-speed, high-density data storage

May help solve data-storage problems in the zettabyte era
October 4, 2017

Artist's impression of skyrmions (credit: Moritz Eisebitt)

New transistor design enables flexible, high-performance wearable/mobile electronics

"Can scale to industry-level production right away"
October 2, 2017

Advanced flexible transistor developed at UW-Madison (photo credit: Jung-Hun Seo, University at Buffalo, State University of New York)

Ray Kurzweil on The Age of Spiritual Machines: A 1999 TV interview

October 2, 2017

Ray Kurzweil on Harold Hudson Channer

Intel’s new ‘Loihi’ chip mimics neurons and synapses in the human brain

Automatically gets smarter over time
September 29, 2017

Loihi chip (credit: Intel Corporation)

Human vs. deep-neural-network performance in object recognition

... and how they can teach each other
September 27, 2017

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Neuroscientists restore vegetative-state patient’s consciousness with vagus nerve stimulation

September 25, 2017

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Artificial ‘skin’ gives robotic hand a sense of touch

September 22, 2017

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A battery-free origami robot powered and controlled by external magnetic fields

September 22, 2017

Wirelessly powered and controlled magnetic folding robot arm can grasp and bend (credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University)

Scientists remove one of the final barriers to making lifelike robots

3D-printable, synthetic soft muscle can mimic natural biological systems, lifting 1000 times its own weight
September 20, 2017

(L) The electrically actuated muscle with thin resistive wire in a rest position; (R) The muscle is expanded using low power characteristics (8V). (credit: Aslan Miriyev/Columbia Engineering)

New system allows near-zero-power sensors to communicate data over long distances

Could make low-cost remote medical monitoring and the "internet of things" practical
September 18, 2017

A flexible epidermal medical-data patch prototype successfully transmitted information at up to 37500 bits per second across a 3,300-square-feet atrium. (credit: Dennis Wise/University of Washington)

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