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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

What 15 Years of Mobile Data Can Say About Us

Aug. 5, 2015 — Mobile communication has not shrunk the world as expected, according to an overview of big data analysis revealing the nature of our social interactions with greater accuracy than ever before. ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Engineers have now hit upon a way to impart more dexterity to simple robotic grippers: using the environment as a helping hand. The team has developed a model that predicts the force with which a ... read more

First Reports of Robotic Surgery for Advanced Vena Cava Tumor Thrombus Due to Kidney Cancer

July 30, 2015 — Surgery is required when cancer of the kidney causes a Level III thrombus, or clot, to develop in the major vein leading back to the heart. Traditionally this complicated procedure, inferior vena ... read more

Tailored Mobile Health Technologies May Help Patients Take Their Medications Appropriately

July 28, 2015 — There was only a 5 percent error rate when patients with chronic kidney disease used mobile health technologies designed to help them use medications ... read more

Ethics of Tomorrow? Should Androids Have the Right to Have Children?

July 27, 2015 — Science fiction culture has prospered and gone from being for nerds only in the 1970s and 1980s to becoming part of popular culture in the last two decades. This particularly applies to the TV series ... read more

July 24, 2015 — A team of researchers specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations. Now these ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A scientist used a mathematical model to demonstrate that bacteria can control the behavior of an inanimate device like a ... read more

Mathematical Model Gives Fashion Advice

July 14, 2015 — Researchers have developed a mathematical model that is able to assess whether a person is fashionably dressed and to give advice on how to make the outfit more ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Twenty years in, the law is finally starting to get used to the Internet. Now it is imperative that the law figure out how to deal effectively with the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence, ... read more

Mobile Connectivity Indoors Has Just Got Better

July 10, 2015 — Researchers have invented the simplest solution available today to swiftly build a mobile wireless positioning system in a new indoor environment. Unlike other systems, it requires neither manual and ... read more

July 9, 2015 — Engineers have created the first robot with a 3-D-printed body that transitions from a rigid core to a soft exterior. The idea of blending soft and hard materials into the robot's body came from ... read more

July 8, 2015 — In our consumer-driven society, electrical and electronic equipment have never been more efficient, economical or in demand. However, e-waste from old and discarded equipment has become one of the ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Why is the seahorse's tail square? An international team of researchers has found the answer and it could lead to building better robots and medical devices. In a nutshell, a tail made of ... read more

Helping Students Stick With Online Courses

July 1, 2015 — Researchers showed that a dropout-prediction model trained on data from one offering of a course can help predict which students will stop out of the next ... read more

June 29, 2015 — A team of neonatologists investigated the use of robot-assisted telemedicine in performing bedside rounds and directing daily care for infants with mild-to-moderate ... read more

June 25, 2015 — A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin,' that could be used in ... read more

Computer Vision and Mobile Technology Could Help Blind People 'See'

June 25, 2015 — Computer scientists are developing new adaptive mobile technology that could enable blind and visually-impaired people to ‘see’ through their smartphone or tablet. The team plans to use color and ... read more

Monitoring Chinese Industry 4.0 Technology and Patents

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have analyzed patents registered in China over the last three years for industry 4.0 technologies. The first study to be published on the topic shows that Chinese researchers have ... read more

June 23, 2015 — For someone suffering from paralysis or limited mobility, visiting with other people is extremely difficult. Scientists have been working on a revolutionary brain-machine approach in order to restore ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Robotics experts have developed microrobotic tentacles that can be the hands and fingers of small robots designed to safely handle delicate ... read more

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