Universal Robots' UR5 and UR10 robot arms are used in BMW's assembly and production lines, working side by side with humans to streamline processes. How could using these safe, uncaged robots change the future of production?
FUTURE TECH February 13, 2015
Professor Chris Toumazou talks about his next-generation sequencing platform and how it's joining the fight against antimicrobial resistance. It also is helping personalize the field of skin care.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2015
At the International CES Digital Health Summit, technology focusing on caregiving for seniors is discussed. What makes some tech beneficial, and where do other companies fail?
CES 2015 January 9, 2015
DIY health trends, the application of data to personal care managment, is growing steadily. David Schlanger, CEO of WebMD, discusses the advantages and pitfalls of DIY health at the International CES Digital Health Summit.
CES 2015 January 8, 2015
Which trends in digital health will help us improve our lives the most in the coming years? The following is a review of the trends by a panel of experts at the International CES Digital Health Summit.
CES 2015 January 7, 2015
As football players face more concussion and traumatic brain injury-related tragedies, physicians, researchers and coaches are trying harder to understand how these can be prevented, or at least reduced. i1 Biometrics, a Seattle-based wearable technology company, introduces a mouth guard that can potentially change the face of football.
Wearable Tech December 3, 2014
Have you ever wanted, or needed, to visually see what kinds of diversity different regions of the U.S. offer? University of Cincinnati researchers just released two large-scale, high-resolution maps that let you do just that.
Animals September 23, 2014
Getting caught up in the action may be the best way to inspire everyone to get involved and care. Here's why the People's Climate March on Sept. 21 reminded me that I'm not a useless bystander.
Earth/Environment September 23, 2014
Researchers at Harvard build a soft robot that is untethered and able to handle extreme situations. The silicon robot will be used for search and rescue missions in the future.
Robotics September 15, 2014
A study conducted with middle school girls and boys found that those that are not physically fit show significantly more symptoms of depression than those that perform well on fitness tests. The study found the results were stronger for girls.
LIFE August 8, 2014
Researchers have discovered that brain tumor cells, specificaly in gliomas, can make excess galectin-1 protein to hide from detection by the immune system until the tumor is too large to be treated.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 6, 2014
Mason Peck, Mars One adviser, answers the question "Is a one-way mission to Mars sane?"
Space August 6, 2014
A study at the University of Illinois found that insects--specifically bees and fruit flies--exhibited increased aggression when oxidative phosphorylation, a significant step in the metabolic process of generating energy, was suppressed.
Animals August 6, 2014
Cornell physicists develop a method of layering atoms for thin films to place in electronic devices after conducting a study that found that simply layering the atoms like a conventional sandwich caused certain layers to flip, producing ineffective films.
Energy August 6, 2014
Geologists at the University of Leicester in England examined the amount of subterranean scarring we humans have caused through digging, drilling and mining. The disturbances are extensive, they found, and the damage is unprecedented and unpredictable.
Animals August 5, 2014
A study conducted at Northeastern University analyzed the migration and mobility patterns of notable intellectuals in North America over the last 2,000 years. The resulting visual is as beautiful as the art many of them produced.
Arts & Culture August 1, 2014
Scientists at Stanford University created a computer model simulation to calculate the degree to which biomass burning--from agriculture and wildfires--contributes to global warming, and found the results to be more dire than they expected.
Earth/Environment July 31, 2014
NASA's Mars Plant Experiment aims to attach a small greenhouse to its 2020 Mars rover to test the growth of plants in a low gravity environment.
Space July 31, 2014
A study conducted with rats at UT Dallas shows that loud noises for long periods of time not only lead to permanent hearing loss, but also loss of the ability to distinguish speech sounds.
LIFE July 31, 2014
Scientists model the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet and argue that the textbook theory of climate change caused by continental rearrangement did not cause the glaciation 34-million-years ago, but rather a steep reduction in CO2 levels caused climate patterns to shift.
Animals July 31, 2014