When we look for information on the Internet, buy online or use social networks, we often see ads relating to our likes or profile. To what extent are these ads chosen by the web's algorithms? A group of researchers are trying to answer this question under the name of 'MyBubble,' a science project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and IMDEA Networks Institute.
Standard Bariatrics Inc., an innovator of bariatric surgical devices, has raised a Series A round of financing. RiverVest Venture Partners led the round. The size of the round is undisclosed. Standard Bariatrics' first device, the STANDARD CLAMP™, received FDA clearance in July 2017. It offers technical and clinical improvement to surgeons performing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, the most common and effective weight loss surgery.
Team of researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania are designing an innovative device, which will increase aircraft safety during takeoff. During the first 10 seconds of the takeoff roll, the device predicts if the aircraft will reach the sufficient speed for taking off. The idea behind the innovation can be adapted both for small aircraft and large jets.
Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are taking diabetes education to church. Through the Building a Healthy Temple (BHT) program, they're working with Hispanics who have type 2 diabetes to help them manage the disease and develop a healthier lifestyle.
In response to regulatory actions that took aim last week at essential health benefits for all Americans and support systems for the poor, experts at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) again cautioned that such changes could jeopardize the health, safety, and independence of us all as we age.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, which is developing future manufacturing concepts, has succeeded in 3-D printing a smart shaft.
A specially designed spectacle lens developed by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was found to have slowed down myopia progress by 60 percent in participating children, and 21.5 percent of them had their myopic progression halted completely. This lens will be launched in summer this year, offering a non-contact, spectacle lens solution to myopic children.
Several companies and national governments around the world believe extracting valuable minerals such as cobalt, copper, and nickel from the ocean has lower associated costs than land-based mining. Two researchers who led a recent field study investigating potential impacts of deep-sea mining activities advocate that there is an important opportunity to establish informed guidelines for the extraction of minerals from the ocean, as activities are poised to commence in coming years.
The Large Hadron Collider will be entirely upgraded, and ALICE, one of its four major experiments, will be equipped with a new particle detection system comprising 88,000 units of the SAMPA chip.
Airway Therapeutics, a Greater Cincinnati biotechnology company focused on developing new interventions for acute and chronic lung diseases has secured $11 million in Series B financing from new and existing investors.