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March 18, 2015

Robots Built on Bird Biomechanics Match up with the Big Dogs



Robots Built on Bird Biomechanics Match up with the Big Dogs

Robotics
ATRIAS, a robot designed to enter disaster zones, is based on the movement of birds, unlike some of its DARPA robotic cousins. Using a spring-mass system that makes it more agile and less prone to falling down when confronted with uneven terrain, ATRIAS hops and runs effectively. 

March 17, 2015

New 3D Printing Method Dramatically Speeds Up Production



New 3D Printing Method Dramatically Speeds Up Production

 3D Printing
A new 3D printing technology looks like something straight out of science fiction. Using "continuous liquid interface production," or CLIP, objects emerge out of a liquid bath at speeds much faster than other 3D printing methods.

"The Edge": Radiosurgery Technology That Treats Cancer in Minutes




Medicine
A new cancer treatment shows great promise as an alternative cancer surgery. The Edge Radiosurgery Suite offers an equal or greater accuracy level in targeting tumors, but with the ability to treat multiple tumors simultaneously.

March 16, 2015

Bringing Analytics and Data Closer Together Through Mainframe Data Virtualization



Bringing Analytics and Data Closer Together Through Mainframe Data Virtualization

 Big Data
Traditional approaches to data integration that rely on moving data, are struggling to handle the extreme volume and diversity of Big Data. Data virtualization has emerged to address the need for real-time, universal access to data, regardless of format or location.

Glass Fibers May Open Door to Neuromorphic Computing



chalcogenide glass

 Neuromorphic Computing
Researchers have demonstrated how neural networks and synapses in the brain can be reproduced, with optical pulses as information carriers, using special glass fibers made that are sensitive to light, known as chalcogenides.

Health And Tech: Six Improvements That Have Been Made In The World of Healthcare



Six Improvements That Have Been Made In The World of Healthcare

 Medicine
Modern ideas, devices and technologies are continuously being introduced to address the ever growing challenges in the healthcare industry. Here are six improvements of note.

Open Source Digital Assistant Looks to Take on Siri and Google Now



Open Source Digital Assistant Looks to Take on Siri and Google Now

 Artificial Intelligence
Sirius, developed by University of Michigan engineering researchers, is similar to Siri, Microsoft Cortana and Google Now but is open source. It also features an image recognition function.

March 12, 2015

Ultrasound Technology Used to Repair Memories in Alzheimer's Model



 Ultrasound Technology Used to Repair Memories in Alzheimer's Model

 Alzheimer's Disease
Researchers discovered an innovative drug-free approach breaks apart the neurotoxic amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer's. Human clinical trials, are at least two years away.

Health Care Influence: How are Doctors Changing the World?



Health Care Influence: How are Doctors Changing the World?

 Medicine
In the developed world it is often easy to take medical care for granted.  Here are a few of the ways doctors are changing the world by preventing diseases and helping injured patients.

March 11, 2015

How Green Technology Is Key to a Sustainable Future



How Green Technology Is Key to a Sustainable Future

 Environment
We are all aware of the need to protect the environment and make our development more sustainable.  Here are a few key examples of how to target this global issue.

William Hertling's Singularity Series Continues With The Turing Exception



William Hertling - The Turing Exception

 Books
In William Hertling's vision of 2045, XOR, a globe-spanning, underground collective of AI, calculates that there is room on earth for AI or humans, but not both. The new book is the fourth in the author's Singularity series.

Genetic Link Found Between Autism and Intelligence



Genetic Link Found Between Autism and Intelligence

 Autism
New research suggests genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence.

March 10, 2015

Feeling Forgetful? Five Daily Hacks to Help Improve Your Memory



Feeling Forgetful? Five Daily Hacks to Help Improve Your Memory

 Self Improvement
There are many scientifically proven ways to improve your memory. Here a few hacks that can help you take your memory to the next level.