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Sep 30, 2017

This robot looks just like a real bird and can fly like one too

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Sep 30, 2017

This robot suit allows disabled people to walk and gives workers super strength

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Sep 30, 2017

This pillow lets you lay on your stomach during pregnancy

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Sep 30, 2017

How Switzerland Became The Silicon Valley Of Robotics

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Where in the world is the Silicon Valley for Robotics emerging? Not in California. Forget its reputation for chocolate, cheese, mountains and Alpine bells: Switzerland is now setting itself up as the world leader in artificial intelligence. And Google and Disney seem to agree.

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Sep 30, 2017

Scientists discover a protein that protects the eyes from glaucoma

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

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Researchers at Macquarie University have discovered that a naturally occurring protein in the body protects the eye from the common eye disease glaucoma, which is particularly sensitive to oxidation through environmental factors that may include cigarette smoke. The findings were published in Scientific Reports.

The researchers have demonstrated that the protein “neuroserpin” is critical to a healthy retina, regulating other enzymes and maintaining a natural protective environment in the eye.

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Sep 30, 2017

Here’s the first large-scale evidence that our moods depend significantly on the weather

Posted by in category: futurism

Connectivity

Billion-tweet study proves we write happier messages when the weather is good.

Everyone’s mood improves when the weather is good, right? Actually, the large-scale evidence to prove this has never been gathered—until now.

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Sep 30, 2017

Skin patch speeds healing while reducing scarring

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Scientists have struggled to develop a single substance that can both speed up wound healing and reduce the formation of scars. Scar reduction medications tend to interfere with the natural process of healing, but now a team of researchers has created a novel skin patch that can reduce scarring and increase the pace of wound healing.

The team from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore discovered a key protein called Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) plays several roles over different phases of healing. ANGPTL4 not only reduces inflammation and induces new cell growth, but in later stages of healing it produces molecules that interfere with a key protein that induces scar tissue.

Excessive collagen production is a key factor in the scarring we are familiar with when a wound heals. The key to the new innovation was developing a way to modulate collagen production without turning it off completely, as it is fundamentally necessary for wound repair.

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Sep 30, 2017

This lifesaving buoy is remote controlled!

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Sep 30, 2017

How chatbots could change customer service over the next 5 years

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Artificial intelligence is becoming smarter, but that doesn’t mean humans will disappear entirely from customer service.

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Sep 30, 2017

Electric car-sharing service begins in Singapore

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Singapore gets its first electric vehicle-sharing service, and it comes from France.

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