US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize
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US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize

US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, right, receives her Millennium Technology Prize 2016 from Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at the awards ceremony in Helsinki, Finland, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Arnold has won this year’s $1.2 million Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries in “directed evolution,” which has helped sustainable development and clean technology become available in … Continue reading

China’s high-tech future emerges in factory town Shenzhen
Asia / Technology

China’s high-tech future emerges in factory town Shenzhen

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Forget Beijing and Shanghai. China’s economic future is emerging in Shenzhen. Formerly a collection of fishing enclaves next door to Hong Kong that became the epicenter of China’s manufacturing-driven miracle, Shenzhen is reinventing itself again by staking its future growth on finance, technology and culture. The metropolis teeming with millions of … Continue reading

Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR
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Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. Much like engineers are designing self-driving cars, Wednesday’s research is part of a move toward autonomous surgical robots, removing the surgeon’s … Continue reading

Regulators get input _ sort of _ on self-driving car rollout
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Regulators get input _ sort of _ on self-driving car rollout

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars have been told by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing the technology that the current course will delay deployment of vehicles that promise huge safety benefits. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles … Continue reading