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The Race to Build a Real-Life Version of the “Star Trek” Tricorder
Can a $10 million prize turn a sci-fi device into real technology?
(May 28, 2015)
Q&A: B.J. Fogg Explains Why Fitness Gadgets Fail
Technologies that aim to change behavior shouldn’t focus on motivation
(May 28, 2015)
Q&A: In the Quest for Personalized Medicine, Beware the Data Deluge, says Theresa MacPhail
Big data is good for identifying gaps in knowledge but not so good for prediction
(May 28, 2015)
Self-Healing Actuators Make Breaking Your Robot No Big Deal
Structural “fuses” that heal themselves could protect expensive robots from permanent damage
(May 28, 2015)
CESAsia 2015: China’s Maker Scene Is Exploding
The government is supporting maker spaces in a bid to boost industrial innovation
(May 28, 2015)
How Computer Modelers Took On the Ebola Outbreak
Did real-time epidemic modeling save lives in West Africa?
(May 28, 2015)
Q&A: You Should Get Paid for Your Biometric Data, Says Leslie Saxon
Big companies could share revenue from the data you upload through fitness trackers and health apps
(May 28, 2015)
Supercapacitors Take Huge Leap in Performance
Graphene-based supercapacitors enable nearly four times more storage capacity over previous versions
(May 28, 2015)
Origami Robot Folds Itself Up, Does Cool Stuff, Dissolves Into Nothing
Tiny self-folding magnetically actuated robot creates itself when you want it, disappears when you...
(May 28, 2015)
Big Data Beats Cancer
One woman’s fight against cancer in the new era of precision medicine
(May 28, 2015)
CESAsia 2015: China’s Consumer Tech Market Moves Upscale
The future may be driven by the appetite of China’s smaller cities for better goods and services
(May 28, 2015)
New Pedestrian Detector from Google Could Make Self-Driving Cars Cheaper
A deep learning system works 60 times faster than previous methods
(May 28, 2015)
Big Data Is Transforming Medicine
New self-monitoring devices will help collect our vital stats into powerful databases, allowing us...
(May 28, 2015)
CESAsia 2015: Stephen's Show Floor Sightings
A quick sampling of the interesting—and quirky—gadgets on offer at the expo
(May 28, 2015)
A Tool for Analyzing H-1B Visa Applications Reveals Tech Salary Secrets
Google and Facebook salaries level off, Netflix pays big bucks for software engineers
(May 28, 2015)
Q&A: Kári Stefánsson Says Medical Privacy Is Overrated
Our reluctance to share our medical data isn’t just preventing breakthroughs, it’s “morally...
(May 28, 2015)
100,000 People, 250 Biomarkers, and the Quest for Good Health
The 100K Wellness Project aims to meticulously monitor subjects for 25 years
(May 28, 2015)
The Tech Giants’ Plan to Mine Our Bodies for Data—and Profit
Apple, Google, and Samsung want to capitalize on your personal health data. But is there really big...
(May 27, 2015)
Q&A: New Technologies Let Patients Wrest Control From Doctors, Says Eric Topol
Medicine can change if patients and payers demand it
(May 27, 2015)
The Quantified Olympian: Wearables for Elite Athletes
Baseball pitchers, cyclists, and other competitors seek an edge with new gadgets
(May 27, 2015)