Research reveals likelihood of finding and identifying Mary Jane Kelly -- and using DNA to determine her true identity.
The establishment of university-affiliated incubators is often followed by a reduction in the quality of university innovations, according to a new study co-authored by a Baylor University entrepreneurship professor.
Scientists at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust of the University of Luxembourg have developed an important mathematical algorithm called 'Equihash,' Equihash is a core component for the new cryptocurrency Zcash, which offers more privacy and equality than the famous Bitcoin. Zcash came into operation as an experimental technology for a community-driven digital currency in late 2016.
CRISPR could potentially engineer super crops, make designer animal models for research and even snip out genetic diseases. Experts say that billions of dollars are at stake. But the landmark technology is embroiled in a legal battle over who controls the patent on CRISPR. The latest episode of Speaking of Chemistry highlights everything you need to know about biotech's biggest patent case -- watch it here.
China's private firms are more innovative when their intellectual property is protected.
Ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics Ltd., in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work. This development by Augmented Optics Ltd., could translate into very high energy density super-capacitors making it possible to recharge your mobile phone, laptop or other mobile devices in just a few seconds.
A new patent search tool developed by engineers at Michigan Technological University makes it easier to discover and track inactive patents. The team hopes that by initially streamlining inactive patent searches, it will foster and speed up innovation down the road -- particularly in the rapidly developing world of open source hardware.
Five Wayne State University research teams were recently awarded funding from Wayne State's Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) program. The goal is to accelerate the translation and commercialization of their innovative biomedical technologies by providing the resources to validate technical and market opportunities. The MTRAC program is supported by a $1.07 million award from the Michigan Strategic Fund, which is administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, with matching funds from Wayne State.
New research published by the University of Surrey in Boston College Law Review is calling for inventions by computers to be legally granted patents. The research states that the rapid increase in computer power is posing new challenges when it comes to patenting an invention. Artificial intelligence is playing an ever larger role in innovation -- with major players such as IBM, Pfizer and Google investing heavily in creative computing -- but current patent law does not recognize computers as inventors.
Firms need to invest in innovation in order to create new technologies and move the economy forward, according to new research from the University of Houston.