The Next Generation of Hearing Implants Could Be SoftNews
Close to half a million people around the world suffer from a serious hearing impairment. Cochlear implants, whilst useful for some patients, do not help people whose inner ear is damaged or whose auditory nerve does not function properly. Now, researchers have developed a soft variant of an implant that communicates directly with the brainstem.READ MORE
AI Could Warn About Drug Interaction Side EffectsNews
Researchers have designed an algorithm that analyzes data on drug-drug interactions listed in reports — compiled by the Food and Drug Administration and other organizations — for use in a possible alert system that would let patients know when a drug combination could prompt dangerous side effects.
Researchers at Duke University have devised a machine learning approach to model biological circuits in engineered bacteria.
The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is limited by its astronomical electricity consumption and outsized carbon footprint. Inventing a nearly zero-energy alternative sounds too good to be true, but researchers at EPFL say they have achieved just that , by using a new minimalist approach.
MIT researchers have successfully tested a new high-tech method that could help inspectors verify the destruction of nuclear weapons. The method uses neutron beams to establish certain facts about the warheads in question — and, crucially, uses an isotopic filter that physically encrypts the information in the measured data.
A new toolkit goes beyond existing machine learning methods by measuring body posture in animals with high speed and accuracy. The deep learning toolkit, called DeepPoseKit, combines previous methods for pose estimation with state-of-the-art developments in computer science.READ MORE
An MIT student has invented a novel algorithm that produces a portamento effect between any two audio signals in real-time. In experiments, the algorithm seamlessly merged various audio clips, such as a piano note gliding into a human voice, and one song blending into another.READ MORE
A new study has suggested that young people who are dependent upon their smartphones may be at an increased risk for depression and loneliness.READ MORE
Researchers in the lab of UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi have enabled, for the first time, determining whether the person behind a wall is the same individual who appears in given video footage, using only a pair of WiFi transceivers outside.
A new type of vaccine that can be stored at warmer temperatures, removing the need for refrigeration, has been developed for mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya in a major advance in vaccine technology.READ MORE
Researchers have developed a soft, flexible artificial skin made of silicone and electrodes. The skin's system of soft sensors and actuators enable the artificial skin to conform to the exact shape of a wearer's wrist. Strain sensors continuously measure the skin's deformation so that the haptic feedback can be adjusted in real time to produce a sense of touch that's as realistic as possible.