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Today’s Magnetic Resonance Image scans can confirm the presence of a tumor. What they cannot do is tell doctors what is going on inside the tumor. However, UCSF scientists recently developed new...
August 1, 2012 10:14am
SRI International calls it Taurus. The 15-pound robot is being developed by researcher Tom Low to remove a roadside bomb in the middle of a war zone, or a suspicious package in the city....
3 | July 26, 2012 9:48am
There are iPhone cases for the fashionable, the hip and the accident-prone. Now there's one for the absent-minded. Kensington has created an app & case combo that alerts you once you've strayed...
3 | July 19, 2012 4:21pm
Advances in MRI technology and cellular engineering are giving new hope to people fighting Multiple scleroris. SmartPlanet visits the University of California at San Francisco and talks to Prof....
9 | July 12, 2012 9:09am
After witnessing women in desperate conditions delivering babies in African hospitals, Dr. Laura Stachel knew she needed to help. She and Hal Aronson have designed a solar kit that is portable and...
4 | July 5, 2012 12:03pm
We use bandages to protect our wounds, but what if they could accelerate our recovery? Or better yet, make our injuries hurt less. Procellera bandages accomplish that by creating a tiny electric...
3 | June 28, 2012 1:11pm
In the hundreds of millions of Asian, Latin American, and African households where water is only available once every week or two weeks, families lose both time and potential income waiting to...
June 21, 2012 1:12pm
Parents of wee ones are always wishing they had a pair of free hands. The Origami stroller from 4Moms doesn't offer extra limbs, but it does make the dreaded chore of collapsing and unfolding a...
1 | June 14, 2012 12:44pm
Silicon Valley-based Tonic Health is developing software to make medical data collection more patient-friendly. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das sits down with CEO Sterling Lanier for a demo of some of the...
4 | June 7, 2012 8:20am
Looking for ways to keep your kids with short-attention spans, more engaged? You might want to try, Kiwi Crate, a subscription service designed for busy parents. Here's how it works. Sign up for a...
4 | May 31, 2012 12:59pm
SRI researcher Phil Vahey is studying why many students flounder in math when they enter middle school. SmartPlanet visits the research organization and gets a tutorial on a more visual approach...
1 | May 24, 2012 9:32am
Whether it is analyzing your heart rate, controlling stress, or tracking your sleep patterns, Silicon Valley-based Azumio is using smartphone technology to give users a better and more accurate...
2 | May 17, 2012 9:02am
Grabit, a spin-off from research institute SRI International has developed a way for robots to pick up objects using electroadhesion. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das finds out how the technology works.
May 9, 2012 4:16pm
They save lives, save time, and fascinate us all at once. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das reports from the Future of Robotics in Silicon Valley and Beyond event, where robots take center stage and...
1 | May 9, 2012 4:07pm
Robert Full, a professor at University of California at Berkeley, believes that by studying the motion of animals, we can better design robots for search and rescue missions. SmartPlanet visits...
1 | May 3, 2012 3:00pm