Google on Monday announced TensorFlow, a new machine learning system that is being utilized throughout Google’s line of products.
The new system is “faster, smarter, and more flexible” than the previous
Boston Children’s Hospital is harnessing IBM’s Watson supercomputer to help doctors identify possible options for the diagnosis and treatment of rare pediatric diseases.
Initially, Watson will analyze massive volumes of scientific
In the Disruptive Podcast series, Terrence McNally speaks directly with Wyss Institute researchers, exploring what motivates them and how they envision our future as might be impacted by their disruptive
Cinemagoers have long been fascinated by fictional robots, but they’re not usually realistic — until now. Thanks to technological advancements, some of the classic movie robots are now a realistic possibility.
This past September, the NCCR Digital Fabrication welcomed Jim Drury from Reuters TV. In this 2 minute video on the autonomous construction robot, the “In situ Fabricator” (IF). Drury captures relevant questions regarding
By Adam Conner-Simons, MIT CSAIL
A researcher from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed an obstacle-detection system that allows a drone to autonomously dip, dart and dive
NEW YORK/CHICAGO – Genetics company 23andMe announced the launch of a new consumer genetic test service on Wednesday that will show whether an individual carries genes associated with 36 different disorders, such as cystic fibrosis.
The launch is a major step
Some doctors and midwives may underestimate the risk for postpartum diabetes among women who develop a version of the disease during pregnancy, a small British study suggests.
Researchers focused on the risk of what's known as type 2 diabetes, which is linked
In a U.S. study that followed older women for nearly 20 years, those who complained of memory lapses were more likely than others to later be diagnosed with mild thinking problems or dementia.
The subjective sense that one has more memory lapses than peers
A Louisiana judge issued an order on Thursday blocking attempts to defund Planned Parenthood clinics in the state, finding that more than 5,000 low-income patients would lose access to healthcare including cancer screenings and gynecology exams.
U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued a preliminary injunction that
For people with chronic illnesses ranging from cancer to arthritis, tai chi exercises may improve walking, build strength and reduce pain, according to a new analysis of past research.
The slow and gentle movements of tai chi, a modified form of an ancient Chinese
Guys can blow a fuse and be respected for it, but women? Not so much, according to a new study that reveals an apparent double standard in the way we react to angry people, Pacific Standard reports.
"Our results lend scientific support to a
Dietary supplements - those "all natural" products people consume for weight loss, extra energy or to self-treat various conditions - send 23,000 people, many of them children, to the emergency room in the U.S. each year, according to a new estimate.
Up to one in four jobs are "high strain," and people in these lines of work may be at increased risk of stroke, according to a new analysis of past research.
Based on studies that included nearly 140,000 participants, researchers found an overall 22
Need another reason to blame weight gain on your marriage? When one spouse becomes obese, the other's risk of obesity almost doubles, a U.S. study suggests.
"Normal weight people whose spouses went from being normal weight to obese were more likely to become obese,"
Young women may be less aware than men of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and less likely to receive procedures needed after the deadliest type of heart attack, two U.S. studies suggest.
The first study focused on adults up to age 55 and found