CMU researchers lets human skin be used as touchscreen

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a wearable technology that lets the human skin be used as a touchscreen. Called SkinTrack, the technology developed by the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, allows for...

Stanford researchers build diver robot

Researchers at Stanford University have built a humanoid robot that can function underwater. Named 'OceanOne', the robot was conceived and built from the ground up combining robotics, artificial intelligence and haptic feedback...

Wireless car charger as fast as plug-in

A 20-kilowatt wireless charging system has achieved 90 percent efficiency at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles, says the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

Quantum computing 12 years away says Intel; invests $50 million in R&D

Intel has inked a ten-year quantum computing partnership with the Delft University of Technology and TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research. The chipmaker says it will invest $50 million towards quantum computing research. Mike Mayberry (Vice...

UMass Amherst Opens Large-Scale MakerBot Innovation Center

UMass Amherst is teaming up with MakerBot to deploy a large-scale 3D printing Innovation Center in New England, the first ever at a university library, according to the 3D printing company. The...

Researchers Fit Bugs With Tiny Computers For Neuromuscular Tracking

Cyborg insect researchers at UC Berkeley and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) trapped tiny computers and wireless radios onto the backs of giant flower beetles, recording neuromuscular data as the bugs flew untethered....

Google Gives Lick Observatory $1M

Google has given $1 million to the University of California’s Lick Observatory. The unrestricted funds, spread over two years, will go toward general expenses, augmenting the $1.5 million the UC Office of...

IBM, USC, Fluor Forms Center For Applied Innovation

IBM, the University of South Carolina and engineering construction company Fluor have formed a Center for Applied Innovation. The center will provide application services to both public and private sector organizations across North America,...

IBM, Nvidia Partner On Research Applications On OpenPOWER Systems

IBM, in collaboration with Nvidia, and the Jülich Supercomputing Center, in Germany, has unveiled plans for a new competency center working on research applications on GPU-accelerated OpenPOWER compatible systems. The Power Acceleration and Design Center...

EdCast Raises $6M

EdCast, a Stanford StartX company that creates knowledge cloud platforms for organizations to collaborate upon, has completed a $6 million Series A round of financing led by SoftBank Capital. Mitch Kapor (Kapor Capital), Menlo Ventures, Novel TMT Ventures, Cervin Ventures, Aarin Capital, NewSchools Venture Fund/ CoLab, and the Stanford StartX Fund.

Google Wants To Build Quantum Computers

The Quantum Artificial Intelligence team at Google, is launching a hardware initiative to design and build new quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics. The Mountain View giant has hired John Martinis and...

Carnegie Mellon Students Design Wrist Bands To Counter Date Rape

Students at Carnegie Mellon University have come up with two mobile technology-based solutions, SPOT (A Problem) and NightOwl, to counter date rape. The prototypes are aimed at the college population and designed by graduate-student teams. Carnegie Mellon has...

UC San Diego Scientists Build Safety Tools For The Internet Of Things

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a tool that allows hardware designers and system builders to test security- a first for the field. There is a big...

15-Year Old Creates Machine Learning Tool To Study Genes

Nathan Han, 15, of Boston has developed  a machine learning software tool to study mutations of a gene linked to breast cancer. Han was awarded first place at this year’s Intel International Science...

UC Irvine Using Google Glass To Teach Medicine

The UC Irvine School of Medicine is integrating Google Glass into its four-year curriculum – from first- and second-year anatomy courses and clinical skills training to third- and fourth-year hospital rotations.  The...