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MRI advances see inside tumor cells

Today’s Magnetic Resonance Image scans can confirm the presence of a tumor. What they cannot do is tell doctors what is going on inside the tumor. However, UCSF scientists recently developed new MRI technologies that will provide physicians with scans that can actually look inside the cells to reveal whether they are growing or dying, letting doctors know whether a particular treatment is working or not.

August 1, 2012 in Innovation

SRI's latest bot disposes of bombs

SRI International calls it Taurus. The 15-pound robot is being developed by researcher Tom Low to remove a roadside bomb in the middle of a war zone, or a suspicious package in the city. SmartPlanet visits SRI and gets a hands-on demo of the new bot.

July 26, 2012 in Innovation

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's latest icon--a superpark spanning over 100 hectares--features energy efficiency technologies which save up to 30 percent in electricity costs and generates up to 8 percent of own power needs.

July 25, 2012 in Innovation

UC San Francisco tests new class of MS drugs

Advances in MRI technology and cellular engineering are giving new hope to people fighting Multiple scleroris. SmartPlanet visits the University of California at San Francisco and talks to Prof. Emannuelle Waubant about new drug therapy that is reducing brain lesions and cutting down on relapse for patients.

July 12, 2012 in Innovation

How texting can solve unreliable water issues

In the hundreds of millions of Asian, Latin American, and African households where water is only available once every week or two weeks, families lose both time and potential income waiting to fill their buckets. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das talks to a founder at NextDrop, an organization that's using SMS technology to help families make sure they never miss a precious drop.

June 21, 2012 in Innovation

iPad software makes patient intake fun

Silicon Valley-based Tonic Health is developing software to make medical data collection more patient-friendly. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das sits down with CEO Sterling Lanier for a demo of some of the gamification features inside.

June 7, 2012 in Innovation

O2 Xphone II

O2 Xphone II

O2's latest smart phone, the Xphone II, sheds the bulk of its predecessor and gets decked out in a stylish case.

November 7, 2004 by in Mobility

Motorola MPx200

Motorola MPx200

Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.

March 15, 2004 by in Windows

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