NUS researchers develop smart suit wirelessly powered by a smartphone

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a smartphone-powered suit, that can provide athletes with physiological data while they are out on the field.

Researchers at Columbia University working on multi-material additive manufacturing

Researchers at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, are working on a technique that lets printing with different materials using additive manufacturing processes feasible.

NSF awards $1.2M grant to UC Santa Cruz for research on social wearables

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $1.2 million grant to a team led by Katherine Isbister, professor of computational media at UC Santa Cruz.

Using pencils to draw bioelectronic tattoos

One day, people could monitor their own health conditions by simply picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin, according to researchers.

Researchers working on moth-sized drone with flapping wings

A research team from Singapore, Australia, China and Taiwan has designed a 26 gram (roughly, one ounce) ornithopter (flapping wing aircraft).

CMU, Facebook working on ‘common sense’ semantic navigation systems for robots

A "semantic" navigation system developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook AI Research (FAIR) can concentrate on relationships between objects and room layouts, rather than also learning route planning.

University of Minnesota: Engineers 3D-print sensors onto organs

A technique developed by University of Minnesota researchers allows 3D printing of hydrogel-based sensors directly on the surface of organs, such as lungs—even as they expand and contract.

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine using Oracle cloud and data analytics

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and Oracle Health Sciences have teamed to study new approaches to establishing the safety of new drugs.

University of California Riverside wins $10M grant to develop environmental AI

The University of California Riverside (UCR), has won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that can be used for environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S.

MIT: Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

MIT engineers have designed a “brain-on-a-chip,” that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors.

Cornell University: Microscale, privacy-concious, data-driven planning applications with Ancile

A team of Cornell University researchers has developed and tested a platform, Ancile, that allows users to set restrictions on what kind of data they’ll release, and to whom.

Carnegie Mellon University: Penrose can draw complex relation diagrams from math expressions

A tool from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) called Penrose, can automatically convert mathematical expressions in to drawings. (Yes; it is indeed named after Roger Penrose.)

Georgia Tech: Slow robots called Slothbots can linger in the environment for long times

Robotics engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have built a slow-moving and energy-efficient robot, called (what else?) the Slothbot. 

University of Bath: Motion capture technology for canines and other animals

Researchers from the University of Bath have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitize your dog without a motion capture suit and using only one camera.