A proper mix of full and half duplex cells will maintain high-quality coverage and deliver greater spectrum efficiency
The TrashBot aims to prevent recycling mistakes by doing the sorting
Doctors don the glasses to virtually bring off-site specialists to bedsides, and even the front lines of a disaster
Startup Machina says gamers need connected clothing to be fully immersed in virtual reality
Candy-bar-sized device could produce solar and wind power from city rooftops
New computational tools spur advances in an evolving field.
In a yearlong Dartmouth College competition, a three-judge panel tried to distinguish between machine- and human-produced sonnets.
Not every personal product should join the Internet of Things
Though research is a slow moving and rigid process, one study shows that the rate of scientific study has exploded in the last 50 years. According to the paper, humanity’s scientific output now doubles every nine years. Considering the rigors of science — that’s pretty fast. And it’s just the average rate. In specific areas like healthcare, the doubling rate is even faster — as much as every 3 years currently with an expected increase to every 73 days by the early 2020s. For overwhelmed researchers navigating the growing stack of science literature — the value isn’t in having so... read more
Researchers recently made an important discovery in protein science that will advance our understanding of the inner workings of cells. In an article published in Scientific Reports, the team said they found a critical evolutionary link between a protein’s structure and its function. Like tiny molecular machines, proteins handle a variety of functions from transporting chemicals to breaking food down into nutrients. The vast range of protein function is possible because of their unique gene-encoded sequence of amino acids, which affects the three-dimensional shape that folded protein chains adopt. To better understand them, researchers have sequenced and resolved a huge number of protein structures. Currently,... read more
The CTO of Japan’s largest mobile carrier is on a mission to dispel these misconceptions
Wireless experts will need to find a “sweet spot” between intragroup message reliability and data age
Simulations show the potential for wider problems, because of natural gas dependence and poor understanding of feedback effects between the two systems
40 years ago, Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman introduced the public key cryptography used to secure today's online transactions.
Search engine developers are moving beyond the problem of document analysis, toward the elusive goal of figuring out what people really want.
The HoloLens Development Edition shines despite rough edges
Six month's worth of beta-testing is showing what works and what needs tweaking
A lawsuit over the Android operating system could adversely affect how companies write and release software
An artificial nervous system could help robots avoid damaging interactions
To win a competition, a Georgia Tech student devised a fuel-cell plane to rival today’s best-selling small aircraft
Indeed Prime reports on tech talent deficits across the U.S.; DevOps engineers in highest demand
A new method for visualizing the mechanisms and hidden layers of neural networks could provide insights into deep learning.
OpenBike says their pedal-charged battery and in-bike network should be standard equipment
Recent local news stories about credit card skimmers found in self-checkout lanes at some Walmart locations reminds me of a criminal sales pitch I saw recently for overlay skimmers made specifically for the very same card terminals.
New method exploits the luminescence of carbon nanotubes to detect tumors deep inside tissue
Would you like to have Hyperloop in your city? I'm proud to be a founding board member of Hyperloop One (the new name for what was formerly known as Hyperloop Technologies). Last week, I was in the Nevada desert for the Hyperloop Propulsion Open Air Test with the rest of the board, the Hyperloop One team, and hundreds of members of the press. If you're not familiar with Hyperloop One, consider what it would be like to travel on the ground at 760+ mph (faster than a jet airplane). Here are some fun travel examples: L.A. >> San Francisco in... read more
Companies go to great lengths to lock us out from our own stuff
A team of physicians and computer scientists is using merged electronic health records to improve care and outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease.