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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
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
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
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
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
Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has created a subscription-based health care site to help people to keep track of medical records for their loved ones, such as medications, doctor visits, and...
March 20, 2012 9:45am
Healthcare can be difficult to access for rural residents in the developing world. Medic Mobile provides cell phones to health workers loaded with special SIM card-based software to connect them...
March 14, 2012 9:31am
Parkinson's disease is the second-most common neurological disease after Alzheimer's. An estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer from the condition, which causes slowness of movement, tremors, and...
1 | March 13, 2012 8:53am
Super Better Labs creative director Jane McGonigal is making a new online social game called Super Better available to the public today. The goal is to help people fight health ailments, such as...
32 | March 9, 2012 9:00am
Imagine turning your pictures into 3D models. Autodesk recently unveiled two pieces of software that allows users to create 3D objects from photos. We go behind the scenes to bring you the ABCs of...
8 | February 21, 2012 9:20am