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Less Homework = More Learning

My kids’ public school released kids from homework a few years ago — a move met with some pushback. As the NY Daily News put it: <b>Parents Outraged</b> …

Teaching

Apple aims to get an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient

Apple has made great strides in health in the last few years, and if it gets its way, there will be an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient.<p>It’s already started with a smattering of hospitals around the U.S., including Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego, MetroSouth Medical Center in …

UC San Diego

Israel reportedly has US-made drones capable of launching grenades

Aerodynamics and physics dictate that you can't quite strap an assault rifle onto a DJI Phantom and expect it to fly and hit a target. Florida company Duke Robotics has apparently devised a way to keep a drone steady while compensating for a gun's recoil. "Though a system of flexibly connected …

The new Kodama Obsidian 3D printer starts at under $100, pre-order now

3D printers, for the most part, fall into two different categories. First there is the pricey consumer models that approach $1,000 or more and then there are more simple machines, many times requiring assembly and calibration. Kodama’s Trinus printer is among these options after a successful …

Fire Fighting

Georgia Tech's 3D-printed heart valve models could be a genuine lifesaver

Long-term, the dream of 3D-printed objects is to use additive manufacturing to be able to bioprint entire functional organs for use in transplant surgeries.<p>While we are not at that point just yet, that does not mean there is not some massively exciting work happening in the field, however.The …

3D Printing

The Machines Are Getting Ready to Play Doctor - MIT Technology Review

It might not be long before algorithms routinely save lives—as long as doctors are willing to put ever more trust in machines.<p>A team of researchers …

Machine Learning

Algorithm spots abnormal heart rhythms with doctor-like accuracy

While not all arrhythmias are fatal or even dangerous, it's still a cause for concern. Some, after all, could cause heart failure and cardiac arrest, and a lot of people with abnormal heart rhythms don't even show symptoms. A team of researchers from Stanford University might have found a way to …

Medical Technology

What Are MOOCs Good For? - MIT Technology Review

A few years ago, the most enthusiastic advocates of MOOCs believed that these “massive open online courses” stood poised to overturn the century-old …

Higher Education

China headmaster 'suspended' after 400 pupils sit exam outside during heavy smog

A headmaster has been suspended in China after more than 400 pupils were forced to sit an exam in an outdoor playground during toxic pollution, media reported.<p>China is currently experiencing its most severe “airpocalypse” of the year, with smog readings more than 30 times above safe limits forcing …

Eight Ways to Build Collaborative Teams

When tackling a major initiative like an acquisition or an overhaul of IT systems, companies rely on large, diverse teams of highly educated specialists to get the job done. These teams often are convened quickly to meet an urgent need and work together virtually, collaborating online and sometimes …

What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

So the elevator opens up, a guy walks in and out of the blue asks you, "What the heck <i>is</i> project-based learning anyway?" I don't know why he would ask …

Create Learning Maps with Edynco

Edynco is an online tool for creating learning maps. A learning map is a version of a mind map specially designed for teachers and students. Learning …

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and …

10 Emerging Education Technologies

Are you or your students wearing your Apple Watches to school, and if so, are you using them as part of your curriculum? What about the use of …

Education Technology

Energy Harvesting Textiles, Next-Generation Wearable Electronics?

The latest development by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology is a fabric that can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and …

How a researcher used big data to beat her own ovarian cancer

Academic scientists devote their lives to research, often toiling away on problems that few people outside their discipline fully understand. Perhaps …

Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs

Businesses that are serious about reducing health care costs — and improving the health and well-being of their employees — should take a serious look at digital therapeutics, which have the potential to provide effective, low-cost ways to prevent and treat chronic diseases and their consequences. …

Digital Health

12 healthy eating habits that work, according to science

But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks. As a result few people actually see any long-term results.<p>Rather than trying one of those, here are 12 science-backed habits that can help boost your health and may help with weight loss as well.

Weight Loss

Why an investor at Andreessen Horowitz thinks software is the future of healthcare

Vijay Pande, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, runs the firm's bio fund. So far, the fund's made investments in companies including Freenome, which is developing a blood test that screens for the earliest signs of cancer, and Q, a startup that wants to quantify the human physiology.<p>Pande's …

Venture Capital

New Google Doodle Tips Hat to Sir Frederick Banting, Father of Diabetes Treatment

Coinciding with World Diabetes Day, Monday’s Google doodle is an homage to the Canadian scientist Sir Frederick Banting. Banting pioneered the usage …

Diabetes

Digital in industry: From buzzword to value creation

From supply chains to production to customer experience, digitization is transforming the way industry functions—and unleashing global opportunities …

Manufacturing

Hate Owning A Car? This New SUV Is Designed To Be Shared

A new car brand helmed by a Volvo alum wants to sell you a car that you can share through a smartphone.<p>Elon Musk has already teased a time when you can set your Tesla into Autopilot while you’re busy at work, allowing it to Uber autonomously until you need it to drive home. It’s an idealistic …

Car Tech

ICWTFE Mumbai 2017: 19th International Conference on Wearable Technology and Fashion Electronics

Conference Code: 17IN02ICWTFE<p>Conference Aims and Objectives<p>The <b>ICWTFE 2017: 19th International Conference on Wearable Technology and Fashion</b> …

Wearable platform targets preventive healthcare

The wearable platform for health monitoring is a wearable device platform integrated with four sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, Optical Heart Rate …

Smart Glove Could Help Monitor Parkinson's Patients

<i>Summary: Researchers are exploring how they can transform common items of clothing to help monitor Parkinson’s disease and other neurological</i> …

Cardiogram raises $2 million to predict heart health issues using wearables

Health tech startup Cardiogram has raised $2 million in a seed round led by the a16z Bio Fund for an app that screens users’ cardio health and gives them help improving or maintaining it.<p>The company started out with an Apple Watch integrated app, initially. But it is ultimately planning to be a …

Digital Health

A multichannel smartphone optical biosensor for high-throughput point-of-care diagnostics

Abstract<p>Current reported smartphone spectrometers are only used to monitor or measure one sample at a time. For the first time, we demonstrate a …

Research team develops portable iPhone-powered lab that can detect cancer with 99% accuracy

It’s no secret that Apple has ambitious plans for iPhone and Apple Watch in the health industry, but it’s not the only company looking for ways to integrate smartphones in the medical field. Recently, a research team from Washington State University, under the leadership of assistant professor Lei …