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5 Digital Health Trends You'll See in 2015

December 16, 2014 10:27 am | by Leyl Master Black, Mashable | Comments

2014 has been a huge year for health tech. According to digital health incubator StartUp Health, digital health funding in the first three quarters of 2014 has already surpassed $5 billion, close to double what was invested in all of 2013 ($2.8 billion). "Digital health funding for the year is on track to double last year's ... 

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Mobile Radio Passive Radar Makes Harbors Safer

December 16, 2014 10:25 am | by Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics | Comments

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE in Bonn developed a passive surveillance system for littoral regions based on mobile radio illumination called Passive Coherent Location (PCL) ...           

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Student Seeks to Harness the Power of the Immune System to Combat Cancer

December 16, 2014 10:04 am | by Jessica Fujimori, MIT News Correspondent | Comments

When Elliot Akama-Garren was in high school and tried to envision his future, his path was by no means clear to him. “Growing up, I was interested in nearly every subject,” he says. “I could see myself becoming a historian, a journalist, a scientist, a physicist, or a chemist,” he says ... 

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Remote Control Targets without Wires, Implants, or Drugs

December 16, 2014 9:58 am | by Zach Veilleux, Rockefeller University | Comments

A team at Rockefeller University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is developing a system that would make it possible to remotely control biological targets in living animals -- rapidly, without wires, implants or drugs ...                  

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CA Gets Funds for Quake Warning System

December 16, 2014 9:45 am | by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press | Comments

California has received a spurt of federal funding to expand an earthquake warning system intended to provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities and factories to shut off gas lines, and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops ...              

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Sony Threatens to Sue for Publishing Stolen Emails

December 16, 2014 9:44 am | by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | Comments

A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers in one of the largest digital breaches ever against an American company ...                

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Stanford Faculty Awarded Seed Grants for Innovative Energy Research

December 15, 2014 12:23 pm | by Stanford University | Comments

Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center andTomKat Center for Sustainable Energy have awarded eight seed grants totaling about $1.5 million for promising new research in clean technology and energy efficiency. "Seed funding supports early work on concepts that have ... 

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Control on Shape of Light Particles Opens the Way to 'Quantum Internet'

December 15, 2014 11:42 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | Comments

In the same way as we now connect computers in networks through optical signals, it could also be possible to connect future quantum computers in a 'quantum internet'. The optical signals would then consist of individual light particles or photons. One prerequisite for a working quantum internet is control of ... 

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Stanford Combines Logic and Memory to Build a 'High-Rise' Chip

December 15, 2014 11:36 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | Comments

For decades, the mantra of electronics has been smaller, faster, cheaper. Today, Stanford engineers add a fourth word - taller. At a conference in San Francisco, a Stanford team will reveal how to build high-rise chips that could leapfrog the performance of the single-story logic and ... 

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Photo of the Day: Smart Appliances and the Kitchen of Tomorrow

December 15, 2014 9:22 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

Experts predict that by 2019 the market value for smart appliances is set to exceed $25 billion. Some of those smart appliances are on the market today, with more to come. Pennywell, a distributor of granite countertops in Ireland, offers this infographic that examines some of the best ... 

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Photos of the Day: Stunning Drone Images

December 12, 2014 12:21 pm | by Dronestagram | Comments

Here are the best photos that drones took in 2014 all over the world ...                               

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ElectRx Has the Nerve to Envision Revolutionary Therapies for Self-Healing

December 12, 2014 11:36 am | by DARPA | Comments

DARPA’s Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) program is seeking innovative research proposals to help transform neuromodulation therapies from last resort to first choice for a wide range of diseases ...                      

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Stanford Professors Named IEEE Fellows for Engineering Achievements

December 12, 2014 11:17 am | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | Comments

Thomas Lee, Sanjay Lall, Boris Murmann, and Christos Kozyrakis, all members of the electrical engineering faculty at Stanford, have been named IEEE fellows in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in engineering ...          

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Fuel Cells A Long Way From Mainstream, Despite Toyota Launch

December 12, 2014 11:10 am | by Neil Winton, Forbes Contributor | Comments

You would think that when an automotive giant like Toyota declared its fuel cell car ready for prime time, questions about hydrogen technology had been laid to rest. You’d be wrong. The loudest critics of fuel cells may have axes to grind. Electric car maker Telsa Motors’ CEO Elon Musk says hydrogen is more suitable for the upper stage of rockets than ... 

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How Can We Build Safer Infrastructure?

December 12, 2014 11:04 am | by Brigham A. McCown, Forbes Contributor | Comments

The excavation and construction efforts required to maintain and manage the complex web of underground infrastructure is a laborious activity, invisible to most. This work helps ensure the reliability of infrastructure vital to bringing the natural gas, electricity, and data services to homes and businesses in every ... 

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