Telemedicine has been bandied around as one of the next big things along with AI, robotics, and gene therapy. Thus, startups are cropping up that aim to strike it big in the telemedicine arena. In fact, telemedicine has been around for a while, but every year many of around 10...

What is blockchain? Essentially, it is a distributed ledger of cryptographically-secured transactions conducted using interconnected computers that share resources without intervening computer servers. It is decentralized, which means no single government, company, or group controls it. As opposed to the Internet based on information exchange, it’s being heralded as some...

The term "microbiome" refers to the ecosystem of microorganisms in the human body. It includes microbes in one’s gut, bacteria on the skin, and any microscopic organism that lives within or on any human body part. Interestingly, microorganisms comprising the human microbiome outnumber human cells in the human body they...

Growing organs in a dish previously sounded a lot like science fiction, but it is already happening. Named by The Scientist as one of the biggest scientific advancements of 2013, researchers have grown what are called “organoids,” three-dimensional organ-buds grown in a laboratory that incorporate certain features that closely resemble...

Third Generation photovoltaic devices (or 3GPV) are solution-processed solar cells (SCs) based on organic materials, inorganic semiconductors, nanostructured materials, and hybrids. 3GPVs hold high potential in the renewable energy market given its high efficiency at lower production cost. [blockquote text="In just a decade, 3GPV has almost reached the same efficiency as that...

Google recently unveiled a new tool to help you make better doodles.[1] When someone doodles in Autodraw, the software’s trained neural network recognizes the sketch and suggests clip art based on object recognition. Autodraw is Google’s newest A.I. experiment. (You can access other live Google A.I. experiments here.) Take for example here,...