- MIT 'Exoskeleton' Can Make You A 21st-Century Pack Mule
Researchers in the MIT Media Lab's Biomechatronics Group have created an exoskelton device to lighten the burden for soldiers by transferring that weight directly to the ground, effectively taking a load off the back of the person wearing the device. ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 20 2007 - 1:18am
- Software Program Traces Ancestry Using Anonymous DNA Samples
A group of computer scientists, mathematicians, and biologists from around the world have developed a computer algorithm that can help trace the genetic ancestry of thousands of individuals in minutes, without any prior knowledge of their background. Unli ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 21 2007 - 12:26am
- Invention Restores Cardiac Muscle Function From Heart Attacks, Defects
Florida Atlantic University received U.S. patent no. 10/822,496, “Promoting Cardiac Cell Differentiation,” based on an invention which induces and restores cardiac muscle function. The invention was discovered by FAU researcher and vice president for resea ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 22 2007 - 11:16pm
- Job We Want: Creating Alternate Earths For NASA
What will we find in the way of planets similar to Earth as we keep expanding our ability to see into the universe? No one is sure but a team of MIT, NASA, and Carnegie scientists wants to come up with the possibilities. So far they have created models for ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2007 - 4:36pm
- Building A Brute-Force Computer That Wins At Go
Brute-force computation has eclipsed humans in chess, and it could soon do the same in the ancient Asian game of Go. Feng-hsiung Hsu, a key designer of Deep Blue--the IBM computer that in 1997 defeated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, then the world champ ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 25 2007 - 1:39am
- Special Football Helmets Monitor Brain Injuries
As they root for the home team from the bleachers this fall, high school gridiron fans in the small Illinois town of Tolono don’t necessarily see anything out of the ordinary down on the field. But just out of sight, tucked inside many of the maroon helmet ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 29 2007 - 11:37pm
- Atmel Licenses Hardware Video Decoder From Hantro
ROUSSET, France and OULU, Finland, October 3 /PRNewswire/--- Multiple Formats Support Next-Generation Video Devices Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) and Hantro, a leader in video compression and application solutions, announced today that Atmel has lic ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Jan 21 2008 - 11:57am
- The Sound Of Accuracy
Physiotherapy ultrasound machines are commonplace in medicine and sports injury treatment but if patients are treated with the incorrect level of ultrasonic power it could not only be less helpful, it could lead to further injury. Calibration is the answer ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 6 2007 - 12:46pm
- Study: Tasers Are Safe
A nationwide study examining the safety of Tasers® used by law enforcement agencies suggests the devices are safe, causing a low occurrence of serious injuries. “This study is the first large, independent study of injuries associated with Tasers. It is the ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 8 2007 - 1:44am
- An End To Dental X-Rays?
Dental x-rays could be a thing of the past thanks to a new knowledge transfer partnership between the University of Abertay Dundee and pioneering research firm IDMoS. A team of scientists from the university’s SIMBIOS (Scottish Informatics and Mathematics ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 9 2007 - 11:47pm