A Canadian startup has a new plan for making Elon Musk’s futuristic Hyperloop a reality
Hyperloop just started looking a whole lot cooler. The high-speed transportation system, a brainchild of Elon Musk, is all about speeding up the journey between major cities. Passenger pods would zip through a near-vacuum tube connecting, for example, Toronto and Montreal—a trip that could take as little as half an hour. In some new renderings of the concept, the...
How universities are sowing the seeds to Feed the Future
Feed the Future Innovation Labs across the United States draw on the expertise of U.S. universities and partner institutions in developing countries to advance the U.S. global food security agenda. Here's a look at the five labs at the University of California, Davis, and how collaboration is key to the agenda.
Women in Business Q&A: Dr. Anita Goel, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Nanobiosym
Dr. Anita Goel, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chairman and CEO of the Nanobiosym in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A world renowned nanotechnology scientist and entrepreneur as well as Harvard-MIT-trained physicist and physician, Dr. Goel is focused on delivering new game-changing technologies to decentralize the next generation of healthcare infrastructure.
MaRS launches initiative allowing healthcare providers to collaborate with startups
The program is designed to accelerate the development of technological breakthroughs by Ontario’s health ventures and facilitate their procurement within the
How To Create A Mind: Ray Kurzweil at TEDxSiliconAlley
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...
AI is for real and intelligent apps is its vehicle according to…
Q: You’ve been incredibly successful as a VC—you’ve had numerous major exits and been named to the Forbes Midas list several times. To what do you attribute your success? I think the most important thing about being successful in the venture business is being able to work with these great entrepreneurs. We try to find them at an early stage then roll up our sleeves and help them be…
Sprinkling of neural dust opens door to electroceuticals
Wireless, implantable sensors the size of a grain of sand could have wide use in body monitoring and bioelectronics
Exponential Medicine: The Future of the Quantified Brain
For decades it was believed the brain was a black box—the elusive central node of our operating system which we simply didn’t understand. And it’s... read more
Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize moving forward
Now in its fifth year, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize competition — which aims to create a portable medical device akin to the fictional tricorder of Star Trek fame — is moving toward naming a winner in early 2017.
A Smarter Way to Compare Birth Control Methods
It’s easy to find sites listing efficacy rates and side effects, but you rarely get a sense of what it's like to live with a given method of birth control every day.
Preparing the doctor of the future | Deloitte University Press
The basic structure of US medical education has hardly changed in the past 100 years. Yet in the 21st century, doctors must navigate a dizzying array of high technology, new regulations, and shifting patient expectations. How can medical schools better prepare the physician of tomorrow?
An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth
Leonard Guarente is certain he’s succeeded where doctors (and quacks) before him have failed. His pill will either extend lives or tarnish his career.
Medable: creating apps that meet global health data security laws
Discover the app development and analytics platform that’s helping solve health data security and compliance dilemmas across the globe
The 'LinkedIn' for Cancer
‘Super responders’—patients whose recovery is so remarkable it defies expectation—are being used to help design better-targeted cancer treatments.