US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize
Science / Technology

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

National Labs Day at Howard showcases career opportunities, free and open to NSU students
Education / National / Science / Technology / Virginia

National Labs Day at Howard showcases career opportunities, free and open to NSU students

Howard University, Washington, D.C., is hosting a DOE/NNSA National Laboratories Day Career Fair on Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Interdisciplinary Research Building. Students interested in participating should register soon since some events are first-come, first-served. Registration and information about the event is available at http://www.labsrecruiting.com. The event is open to … Continue reading

Apparent security easing precedes drug lord’s recapture
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Apparent security easing precedes drug lord’s recapture

LIMA, Peru (AP) — As the world’s most hunted man, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had to know the most sophisticated information and surveillance technology available was marshalled against him: satellites, unmanned aircraft, NSA and DEA eavesdroppers, malware-sowing Mexican state hackers. Yet Guzman may have let his guard down before receiving Hollywood actors Sean Penn and … Continue reading

Mark Zuckerberg on philanthropy: Move slow and build things
Health / Technology

Mark Zuckerberg on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After making their fortunes from new software or social networks, some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have vowed to apply their skills to “hacking” philanthropy and “disrupting” old models for funding charity. Not so Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who isn’t afraid to take a more conventional approach to giving. Local officials … Continue reading