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Universal Robots: Robotic Arm Used By BMW Is Making Life Easier

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

European Inventor Armed with Lab-on-a-Chip Fights Infectious Disease and Personalizes Skin Care

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

CES 2015: Why Caregiving Deserves More Tech Focus

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

CES 2015: DIY Health, Making the Data Work For You

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

CES 2015: Digital Health Trends, What’s Hot, What’s Not?

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

Concussions and Brain Injuries on the Field: Better Communication is Deterrent to Sports Tragedies

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

The big picture of diversity: Zooming in to see U.S.’s racial divides

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

No Planet B: Why I am glad I went to the People's Climate March

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

Soft but hardy: Harvard’s robot withstands snow, fire and getting run over by a car

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

Physically fit adolescents benefit from decreased risk of depression

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

A deadly war: Stealthy brain tumors hide from immune system’s best defense fighters

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

Is a one-way mission to Mars ethical? Is it sane?

Mason Peck, Mars One adviser, answers the question "Is a one-way mission to Mars sane?"

Space August 6, 2014

Less energy, more aggression? Study finds counterintuitive response in insects

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

Sandwich-Making Method Gets More Advanced By Cornell Researchers

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

Anthroturbation: The scarring of our planet

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

Mapping the secrets of artistic prosperity: Science quantifies the history of culture

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

Wildfires may be more dangerous than previously thought

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

To boldly grow: Mars Plant Experiment team vies for spot on 2020 Mars rover

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

Dial it down: Noise-induced hearing loss damages ability to understand speech

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

Antarctic ice sheet formed by CO2 reduction, not shifting continents, says study

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

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