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Web 4.0: The Ultra-Intelligent Electronic Agent is Coming

<a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-77043" alt="Web_2.0_Map.svg" src="; width="300" height="225" /></a> &nbsp; <h5>Without getting too far ahead of ourselves, it is useful to look back at the various iterations of the Learn more … Advertisements

Discovery opens door to efficiently storing and reusing renewable energy

Two University of Calgary researchers have developed a ground-breaking way to make new, affordable, and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy. Their technology opens the door to homeowners and energy companies being able to easily store and reuse solar and wind power. Such energy is clean and renewable, but it’s available only when … Continue reading

It’s Electric: Biologists Seek to Crack Cell’s Bioelectric Code

Researchers have found that cells’ bioelectrical communication steers growth and development. It is hoped that if the code can be learned, manipulating cellular signaling could be used to stave off cancer or even regenerate limbs When Tufts University developmental biologist Michael Levin proposed tweaking cells’ electrical signals to create new patterns of growth, he encountered … Continue reading

Mechanical Engineering Professor Invents Portable Mobility Assist Device

State-of-the-art device to assist the elderly and disabled with sitting, standing and walking Five years ago, Anurag Purwar, a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University, received a request to fashion a medical device to help the mobility of a friend and retired physician suffering from the debilitating effects … Continue reading

Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?

  The greatest untapped source of motivation, he argues, is a sense of service to others Grant, 31, is the youngest-tenured and highest-rated professor at Wharton. He is also one of the most prolific academics in his field, organizational psychology, the study of workplace dynamics. Grant took three years to get his Ph.D., and in … Continue reading

Cancer Drug Kills Every Kind of Tumor: Study

Stanford University scientists have discovered a single drug that has killed or shrunk every kind of cancer tumor it has been used against — a new anti-cancer weapon that some have described as a kind of medical Holy Grail. The drug blocks a protein produced in large amounts by cancer cells — called CD47 — … Continue reading

Biological transistor enables computing within living cells

<h5><a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-76887" alt="bonnet-032813" src="; width="300" height="190" /></a></h5> <h5>The team calls its biological transistor the “transcriptor."</h5> When <a Learn more …

Scientists propose revolutionary laser system to produce the next LHC

<h5><a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-76905" alt="fibre_drawing_tower_web" src="; width="192" height="289" /></a></h5> <h5>An international team of physicists has proposed a revolutionary laser Learn more …

Tablet Computers Acceptable for Reading EEG Results, Mayo Clinic Study Says

<h5><a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-76896" alt="300px-Lenovo-X61-Tablet-Mode" src="; width="300" height="163" /></a></h5> <h5><a href="">Mayo Learn more …

Researchers Unveil Large Robotic Jellyfish That One Day Could Patrol Oceans

Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man, 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighing 170 pounds. The prototype robot, nicknamed Cyro, is a larger model of a robotic jellyfish the same team – headed by Shashank Priya of Blacksburg, Va., … Continue reading