Non Machina: Science & Technology

By Julien | Non Machina, Spiritus Iners - Without the machine, the spirit is idle

DOJ will probe more EHR vendors for false claims, sources say

When the Department of Justice and Office of the Inspector General find one vendor out of compliance, it’s only natural that they widen the scope to …

Health Care

Partners HealthCare launches 10-year project to boost AI use

Partnership with GE Healthcare with first focus on improving clinician productivity and patient outcomes in diagnostic imaging.

Digital Health

Is OpenAI Solving the Wrong Problem?

Late last week, OpenAI was announced — a non-profit artificial intelligence research company, backed by a set of tech-industry stars that include Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, Jessica Livingston, Sam Altman, and Peter Thiel. (As well as some funding from Amazon Web Services.) Collectively, they’ve …

Google's Verily has its own robot-surgery spinoff

It hasn't even been a week since Verily became an official Alphabet entity, and it's already announcing its own spinoff. The former Google X Labs Life Sciences division has collaborated with Johnson & Johnson to give rise to a new company called "Verb Surgical." J&J's press release didn't mention …

Scientists teach machines to learn like humans

A team of scientists has developed an algorithm that captures our learning abilities, enabling computers to recognize and draw simple visual concepts …

Science

This Camera Can See Around Corners In Real Time

Advertisement<p>Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, have developed a new camera that is able to do something previously …

America’s secret arsenal

The Cyber Issue<p>It’s one of the biggest secrets in the government: The U.S. has the most powerful cyberweapons on Earth. So what are they? And when will we use them?<p>To this day it remains one of the most sophisticated and mysterious offensive operations ever launched: Stuxnet, the computer virus …

Cybersecurity

Google, NASA: Our quantum computer is 100 million times faster than normal PC

But only for very specific optimization problems.<p>Two years ago Google and NASA went halfsies on a D-Wave quantum computer, mostly to find out whether …

The Man Who Destroyed America’s Ego

How a rebel psychologist challenged one of the 20th century’s biggest—and most dangerous—ideas.<p><b>free download</b><br>ePub • Kindle • audiobook<p><b>FOR MUCH OF</b> …

This incredible military device can see through walls

A Czech radar manufacturer has presented a new design of wall radar they say can be used by security forces in hostage scenarios or in search and rescue operations after natural disasters. Here's how it works.<p><i>Produced By Matt Johnston. Video courtesy of Reuters.</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b> On Facebook

Search and Rescue

Google's new computer 'vision' tech is very cool and somewhat terrifying

Google on Tuesday announced a new tool on Wednesday for app developers that's absolutely amazing and also a little disturbing: it lets apps, robots and drones "see."<p>The tech is called the Google Cloud Vision API and it allows any app developer to tap into Google's smart "machine learning" service …

Google Photos

All-terrain robot for nuclear decommissioning

ROVéo is a robot whose unique four-wheel design allows it to climb over obstacles up to two-thirds its height. Rovenso, the start-up that developed …

Robotics

Japanese researchers created holograms you can touch

Japanese researchers have created holograms that can be disrupted by human touch.<p>The touchable holograms, called Fairy Lights, could serve as the beginning to developing technology where humans could interact with the hologram.<p>This could particularly come in handy in medicine, where hologram …

Engineering

Why people think total nonsense is really deep

Words can be inspiring, even when they're arranged into vague, fancy-sounding sequences that seem deep but say nothing.<p>Take the sentence "wholeness quiets infinite phenomena." It's complete and utter nonsense. In fact, it was randomly generated by a Web site. And many might have seen this …

Psychology

Japan shows off disaster-response robots at android fair

Japan on Wednesday displayed a pair of two-legged humanoid robots that can operate in harsh conditions as the country prone to earthquakes and …

Robotics

Quantum computer made of standard semiconductor materials

Physicists at the Technical University of Munich, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Stanford University (USA) have tracked down semiconductor …

Quantum Mechanics

Self-healing gel to repair and connect electronic circuits

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin may have found a solution to one of the key problems holding back flexible, bendable electronics and …

Functional vocal cord tissue grown in the lab for first time

For the first time, scientists have successfully grown vocal cords in the lab, with tests showing the engineered tissue to be functional, with the …

New insights into protein structure could change the future of biomedicine

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have discovered a new way to create designer proteins that have the potential to transform biotechnology …

Life Sciences

Biomedical imaging at one-thousandth the cost

MIT researchers have developed a biomedical imaging system that could ultimately replace a $100,000 piece of a lab equipment with components that …

Imaging

We Just Saw the Birth of a New Planet for the First Time

Astronomers confirm the discovery of a still-forming exoplanet 450 light years away.<p>Of the thousands of new exoplanets identified in the past few years, none has been quite like this one—because it's still forming. Astronomers led by Stephanie Sallum at the University of Arizona and Katherine …

Universe

'Power Over Wi-Fi' named one of the year's game-changing technologies

University of Washington engineers have developed a novel technology that uses a Wi-Fi router—a source of ubiquitous but untapped energy in indoor …

A Tiny Pill Monitors Vital Signs From Deep Inside The Body

After testing all the pieces of a tiny pill-size device, Albert Swiston sent it on a unique journey: through the guts of six live Yorkshire pigs.<p>Pig bodies are a lot like human bodies, and Swiston wanted to know whether the device would be able to monitor vital signs from inside a body. It did.<p>It's …

Medicine

Synthetic muscle experiment will likely return to Earth in March

A synthetic muscle experiment on board the International Space Station (ISS) that was developed with the help of Princeton Plasma Physicists …

SpaceX

Five awesome uses for drone technology

Interest in flying robot technology is skyrocketing, bringing a thrilling wave of novel uses for drones from saving lives to creating new …

AI has a better shot at Tokyo University than your kid

Students in Japan could soon compete with AI to get into colleges. The National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo has developed a program that scored above average on a standardized entrance exam that covered math, physics, English and history. The AI scored 511 out of 950, beating the national …

Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer's disease shows anti-aging effects

Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer’s disease shows anti-aging effects<p><b>Salk team finds molecule that slows the clock on key aspects of aging in</b> …

Intel’s 72-Core ‘Knight’s Landing’ Xeon Phi Supercomputer Chip Cleared For Takeoff

The supercomputing segment is set to get a big boost from new silicon announced today at Intel. That silicon is a new version of Xeon Phi, otherwise …

Managing the data deluge for national security analysts

After a disaster or national tragedy, bits of information often are found afterward among vast amounts of available data that might have mitigated or …

Quantum Mechanics