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  • Dream Jobs 2011: Laser Rocketeer Shoots for Liftoff

    spectrum.ieee.org 20 Jul '17, 3pm

    Jordin Kare explains how LaserMotive won NASA's Power Beaming Challenge Kare sighs even as he says it. He’s only 54, but he has pretty much given up on living to see people ride waves of light to destinations beyond our paltry solar system. That was the vision that animated him back i...

  • Wearable Sensors Give Skin Space to Breathe

    Wearable Sensors Give Skin Space to Breathe

    spectrum.ieee.org 20 Jul '17, 5pm

    Wearable electronics are undergoing a renaissance, from big and bulky to sleek and ultra-thin. Traditional rigid electronics aren’t naturally compatible with soft human skin, and researchers and companies have been developing a suite of stretchable electronics that bend with skin. At ...

  • How to Control Those Extra Robotic Limbs You've Always Wanted

    How to Control Those Extra Robotic Limbs You've Always Wanted

    spectrum.ieee.org 19 Jul '17, 4pm

    I am personally very excited to adopt a few extra robotic limbs, because I have a desperate need to improve my ski-boxing . Other people are probably interested in extra robotic limbs for less exciting reasons , like helping them do their jobs without getting injured. We’ve seen a bun...

  • Let’s Stop Using Ankle Bracelets to Monitor Offenders -

    spectrum.ieee.org 20 Jul '17, 2pm

    GPS monitoring of offenders soon followed, but it had a bumpy start. Although the U.S. military’s satellite-based navigation system became available for civilian use in 1983, it wasn’t practical for monitoring offenders because the military purposefully introduced measurement errors o...

  • Black hole power: How string theory idea could lead to new thermal-energy harvesting tech

    Black hole power: How string theory idea could lead to new thermal-energy harvesting tech

    spectrum.ieee.org 19 Jul '17, 7pm

    A new class of exotic materials could find its way into next-generation technologies that efficiently convert waste heat into electrical current according to new research. Both the exotic materials and the means by which they generate electricity rely on a hybrid of advanced concepts—...

  • Choosing the Middle Path for Industrial IoT Standards

    spectrum.ieee.org 20 Jul '17, 12pm

    Middleware enables changes in evolving and overlapping industrial and home automation IoT standards. What is the primary difference between home and industrial IoT systems? Will existing industrial IoT standards cause more headaches for developers? Is middleware the best way to overco...

  • AI Can Help Patients Recover Ability to Stand and Walk

    spectrum.ieee.org 19 Jul '17, 6pm

    Artificial intelligence software combined with a robotic harness could help spinal injury and stroke patients walk again. Clinical trials are underway. Rehabilitation programs for spinal cord injuries or strokes usually have patients walk on treadmills at a steady pace while harnesses...

  • Doing a Startup Involving Cryptography? Get Out of the U.S.

    Doing a Startup Involving Cryptography? Get Out of the U.S.

    spectrum.ieee.org 18 Jul '17, 5pm

    “There’s no better place than Singapore to do a deep tech startup, particularly anything involving cryptography.” So says Brijesh Pande, founder and managing partner of the Tembusu ICT Fund , a Singapore-based software-focused venture capital fund. Admittedly, he has a vested interest...

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