A start-up called Empatica has created a watch that can sense when an epileptic user is having a seizure. The device will then send the data to the individual's smart phone, which in turn will notify a pre-selected caregiver via phone call or SMS message. Having someone on call at all times to assist an individual with epilepsy can be incredibly comforting to that person and can even save his or her life. Additionally, the watch also keeps detailed records of each seizure which can be used by doctors to accurately prescribe medicine. What's next for Empatica? They want to build a forecasting feature to monitor how sleep patterns, stress, and other biological signs trigger symptoms, in order to alert users when a seizure could be imminent.
Beyond the brains of even the most intelligent human beings lies artificial superintelligence, which could pose serious threats to the human race. Nick Bostrom is attempting to fathom the unfathomable so we can be ready.
The Northern White Rhino is functionally extinct - but scientists at the San Diego Zoo are launching an unprecedented effort to recreate the species and save it from extinction. The earth is undergoing an unprecedented wave of extinctions, with estimates that between 200 and 2,000 species go extinct every day. One on the brink is the Northern White Rhinoceros, which after waves of poaching only has two known members in the...
SpaceX is out in front, but the race for global satellite internet is getting crowded.
Neuroscientists say that we may be ignoring a basic fact that could defuse the "screen-time wars" between parents and kids.
The project, named AlterEgo, intentionally crosses the line between what's "out there" and what's in your head.
Any father would do whatever it takes to save their child’s life. So when Steve Levine found out that his daughter was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease, he started thinking of any way he could help. The problem was that his daughter was born with reversed left and right ventricles, the weaker of which would run the risk of giving out as she aged. She had a pacemaker installed at age two, and doctors gave her...
If you thought dragons existed only in the domain of historical fantasy fiction like Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings, think again. Dragons are real and their blood just may be our biggest hope when it comes to tomorrow's antibiotics. Dragons Are Real The largest of any earthly lizard, Komodo dragons walk the earth to this day. They’re not only real, but they’re also much like their larger, fictional counterparts, fit...
Uber rolled out self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, but they're not totally autonomous. Yet. Under Pennsylvania law, every car still needs an operator.
Robert is paralyzed from the chest down. But now a robotic exoskeleton is giving him what he calls "a second chance at life."