Category Archives: Tech/Biz

Spectacle lens designed by PolyU slows myopic progression by 60%

A specially designed spectacle lens developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was found to have slowed down myopia progress by 60% in participating children, and 21.5% of them…

Powering the bottom line

A risk-based optimization scheme boosts confidence and profitability for future mixed-technology power plants. A scheme to balance risks may help realize the benefits of being able to combine complementary power…

Depth-sensing imaging system can peer through fog

Computational photography could solve a problem that bedevils self-driving cars. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.–MIT researchers have developed a system that can produce images of objects shrouded by fog so thick that human…

Printing the ‘soft’ robots of the future

3D printing shows potential for fabricating personalized ‘soft’ robotic hands and hearts. But challenges need to be addressed. Three-dimensional printing offers unique advantages, but still faces many challenges, for fabricating…

MIT launches Task Force on the Work of the Future

Institute-wide effort will study the evolution of jobs in an age of technological advancement. (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — Today MIT launched its Task Force on the Work of the Future, an…

UNIST Introduces New Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics

Researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, have succeeded in developing a new biosensing contact lens capable of detecting glucose levels in patients with diabetes….

Neural networks everywhere

New chip reduces neural networks’ power consumption by up to 95 percent, making them practical for battery-powered devices. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.–Most recent advances in artificial-intelligence systems such as speech- or face-recognition…

UW spinoff’s invention featured at Paris fashion-tech show

A startup company with deep roots on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus will be featured at a French trade show Feb. 11-15 with its wearable system designed to help runners…

Radar adds technological twist to age-old cranberry counting process

It’s a quintessential cranberry scene: Thigh-deep in a flooded bog full of millions of floating berries, two farmers extol the merits of products made from the tart red fruit. Most…

A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products

Researchers in Japan have proposed a more efficient method to reduce radioactive waste. Researchers in Japan have proposed a more efficient method to reduce radioactive waste. The study involves converting…