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November 04, 2013

In the Star Trek universe, handheld medical tricorders became standard issue for Starfleet vessels as early as the mid-22nd century. Here in a little place we like to call “reality,” a competition seeks to help deliver such all-in-one health analyzers...

November 01, 2013

Greenhouse gas emissions have been rising, but warming has plateaued in recent years. It turns out the heat is likely being absorbed by the ocean depths.

October 22, 2013

Multi-Year Effort Marks XPRIZE’s Most Ambitious Commitment to Date; Launches Ocean Ambassador Program for Public Input

October 09, 2013

Online reviews are fundamentally broken, as are most commenting systems, but current efforts to fix them are inadequate and likely to remain so unless someone creates a significant incentive.

October 03, 2013

The $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XChallenge, a two-part X Prize competition to advance sensing technology that collects data about human health and the environment, has its first winner: Gene-RADAR, a product from the nanotechnology incubator...

October 02, 2013

With only one month left till FutureMed 2013 (Round Two), the Medgadget team is getting pretty excited. As the first installment of this Fall’s coverage, we had the opportunity to speak with Executive Director Daniel Kraft about the upcoming...

October 02, 2013

Team Takes Top Honors at Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE Awards With Technology Poised to Launch an Era of Personalized Nanomedicine and Mobile Health Care

September 30, 2013

After working under the radar for years, a Cambridge biotechnology firm has unveiled a portable, laptop-size gadget that promises to make it easier and faster for practitioners in the field to instantly test for diseases such as AIDS and malaria.

September 11, 2013

The idea that human activity could fundamentally change the chemistry of the oceans can seem preposterous. The oceans have a volume of around 1.5 billion cu km, and people have only visited a fraction of that space. No less an environmentalist than...

September 09, 2013

Wendy Schmidt, president of the Schmidt Family Foundation, and Dr. Peter Diamandis, co-founder and chairman of Singularity Univeristy, discuss the battle to keep the oceans clean on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West."

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