Students at American University in Cairo Egypt have developed cement capable of absorbing energy from the sun and lighting up in the dark

Egyptian students invented glow-in-the-dark concrete Four undergraduate construction engineering students at The American University in Cairo (AUC) developed self-luminous concrete, which can absorb sunlight and emit light after dark. With sustainability in mind, the students embarked on their thesis graduation project to save energy by using concrete to light up roadways and pavements without much need for conventional energy-intensive sources. “Sustainability is a main theme in this...
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University of Manchester working with British Heart Foundation (BHF) have devloped injectable gel to repair damage after a heart attack

University of Manchester researchers have developed a gel that allows doctors to introduce new cells into damaged hearts as a way to repair it and reduce the risk of progression to heart failure. Experts from the University of Manchester, with the help of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), have created this substance that can be injected directly into the heart while it is beating. Researchers have developed a new biodegradable gel that can help to improve the delivery of cells direc...
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University of Southampton – Scientists create tomatoes genetically edited to bolster vitamin D levels. The tomatoes contain as much provitamin D3 as two eggs

Scientists have created genetically edited tomatoes, each containing as much provitamin D3 – the precursor to vitamin D – as two eggs or a tablespoon of tuna. The tomato plants were created by making tiny changes to an existing tomato gene using an editing technique called Crispr-Cas9. “It’s like a pair of molecular tweezers, which you can use to precisely snip out a very small fragment of the gene to enhance a desirable trait in plants a lot quicker than traditional breeding process, and wi...
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‘Virtual Operative Assistant’- Artificial Intelligence tool for simulation-based training in surgery and medicine

Simulation-based training is increasingly being used for assessment and training of psychomotor skills involved in medicine. The application of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies has provided new methodologies to utilize large amounts of data for educational purposes. Virtual Operative Assistant is an platform which exploits machine learning to create automated and individualized feedback for simulation-based training in medicine and surgery. Advances in te...
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Southmead Hospital in Bristol are implementing a tiny deep brain stimulation (DBS) device into the skull to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s

A British hospital is the first in the world to implant a brain device to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson's - and its test patient says it is amazing. It overrides the abnormal brain-cell firing patterns caused by Parkinson's. Parkinson’s disease leads to parts of the brain becoming progressively damaged over years and currently has no cure. Symptoms include involuntary tremoring, slow movement, loss of automatic movement and stiff and inflexible muscles. Most people develop sym...
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Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a single master gene that programs ear hair cells that can overcome deafness caused by age.

New Tool to Create Hearing Cells Lost in Aging Hearing loss due to aging, noise and certain cancer therapy drugs and antibiotics has been irreversible because scientists have not been able to reprogram existing cells to develop into the outer and inner ear sensory cells — essential for hearing — once they die. Jaime García-Añoveros PhD, professor of Anesthesiology, Neurology and Neuroscience, and lead author of the study published in Nature. Jaime García-Añoveros PhD, professor of Anes...
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‘ZoundDream’ – can Interpret baby cry sound using AI

'ZoundDream' - AI based Acoustic MultiStage Interpreter for Baby cry sound. Zoundream is able to identify and translate a human produced sound into its actual meaning, specifically for children pre-speech. Crying as an universal languageBaby crying is the first language newborns use to communicate. A misunderstanding of the message can generate frustration on both sides (newborn and caregiver) compromising not only infant care but also the parental relationship. Even though cries soun...
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LightMatter – photonic processor 10x faster with 90% less energy consumption

As artificial intelligence (AI) grows, researchers are exploring ways to push beyond electrons and into the world of photons. Technology is now available that is replacing electronic processors with photonic designs that incorporate lasers and other light components. Through the combination of electronics, photonics, and new algorithms, lightmatter has built a next-generation computing platform purpose-built for artificial intelligence. Photonic computing and especially the area of integr...
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‘Altos Labs’ – focused on cellular rejuvenation to reverse disease 

Altos Labs is a new biotechnology company focused on cellular rejuvenation programming to restore cell health and resilience, with the goal of reversing disease to transform medicine. Altos Labs is an American biotechnology research company. Altos Labs' goal is to develop life extension therapies that can halt or reverse the human aging process. Specialized cell therapies based on induced pluripotent stem cells are to be developed for this purpose. Altos is dedicated to unraveling the...
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Awais Ahmed’s ‘Pixxel’ – A space technology company creating world’s highest resolution hyperspectral satellite-imaging constellation.

Pixxel is a space technology company working towards creating the world's highest resolution hyperspectral imaging satellite-imaging constellation. The images gathered by Pixxel's satellites will provide up-to-date information relevant to climate monitoring, crop yield prediction, urban planning, and disaster response. Awais Ahmed is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Pixxel. Pixxel is a space data company, building a constellation of hyperspectral earth imaging satellites a...
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Saliva glucose biosensor – World-first needle-free diabetes test

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO from University of Newcastle has developed Saliva glucose biosensor that can test for type 1 and type 2 diabetes without using needle. Saliva glucose biosensor is similar in size to a stick of chewing gum and considerably thinner, was incredibly powerful, detecting substances that exist in saliva in minute concentrations. One of the key challenges the team had was the sheer unavailability of glucose in saliva (With saliva glucose concentrations 100 times low...
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‘AI Prosecutor’ China – model that can reportedly identify crimes and file charges against criminals with more than 97 per cent accuracy.

Shanghai Pudong People's Procuratorat China has developed an artificial intelligence model that can reportedly identify crimes and file charges against criminals with more than 97 per cent accuracy. The AI model was built and tested by the Shanghai Pudong People’s Procuratorate, the country’s largest and busiest district prosecution office. It was developed by a team led by Professor Shi Yong, director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' big data and knowledge management laboratory. Machi...
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‘Frozen Zoo’ – resurrecting the extinct

A frozen zoo is a storage facility in which genetic materials taken from animals are stored at very low temperatures in tanks of liquid nitrogen. Material preserved in this way can be stored indefinitely and used for artificial insemination, in vitro fertilisation, embryo transfer, and cloning. Some facilities also collect and cryopreserve plant material. Frozen Zoo® is the largest and most diverse collection of its kind in the world. It contains over 10,000 living cell cultures, oocytes...
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‘Vuity’ FDA Approved eye drops that may replace reading glasses

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved prescription eyedrops that could potentially replace the need for reading glasses. VUITY™ Now FDA-approved Our eyes change as we age. These age related changes can lead to Blurry Near Vision, also known as presbyopia. The lenses of our eyes become harder and less flexible, making it more difficult to see up-close. The first and only prescription eye drop to treat age-related Blurry Near Vision (presbyopia) in adults. VUITY™ may ...
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New Trend – Increased Compute and storage capability at the edge

More and More newer edge devices have increased compute and storage capability at the edge. At the Telsa's AI Day event - it had reveled D1’s 354 chip nodes reportedly that have one teraflops (1,024 gflops). The entire chip was capable of up to 363 teraflops of compute as well as 10tbps of on-chip bandwidth/4tbps of off-chip bandwidth. The D1 chip & training tile The aforementioned precursor cluster relied predominantly on Nvidia’s A100 GPUs for acceleration. Not so for Dojo, whic...
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Intel Labs’ Nabil Imam Develop Computer Chip that can smell without a Nose

Nabil Imam, a senior research scientist in Intel Labs’ neuromorphic computing group, works with olfactory neurophysiologists at Cornell University and derived a set of algorithms and configured them on neuromorphic silicon, specifically called "Loihi" chip that can detect a smell without a nose. ” Loihi is Intel’s neuromorphic computing chip that applies the principles of computation found in biological brains to computer architectures. “My friends at Cornell study the biological ...
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Festo – Bionic Learning Network

Bionic Learning Network is a research initiative established by the German control and automation company Festo, in collaboration with universities, institutes, and other companies. The definition of the term bionics precisely summarizes the objective of the network: application of biological methods and systems found in nature to the study and design of engineering systems and modern technology. https://youtu.be/VOqpGkuZrV4 The Bionic Learning Network has developed many other fa...
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Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick is a modular artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator in a standard USB 3.0 stick form factor. Designed for product developers, researchers and makers, the Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick aims to reduce barriers to developing, tuning and deploying deep learning applications at the edge by delivering dedicated high-performance deep neural network processing. Intel’s Neural Compute Stick is a USB-thumb-drive-sized deep learning machine. NCS is a USB p...
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BCI technology – Brain–Computer Interface

BCI technology allows a human brain and an external device to talk to one another—to exchange signals. It gives humans the ability to directly control machines, without the physical constraints of the body. A brain–computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a neural control interface (NCI), mind–machine interface (MMI), direct neural interface (DNI), or brain–machine interface (BMI), is a direct communication pathway between an enhanced or wired brain and an external device. BCIs are oft...
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Stanford researchers have developed, print dense transistor arrays on skin-like materials to create stretchable circuits that flex with the body

Stanford researchers have developed, print dense transistor arrays on skin-like materials to create stretchable circuits that flex with the body Chemical engineer Zhenan Bao and her team of researchers at Stanford have spent nearly two decades trying to develop skin-like integrated circuits that can be stretched, folded, bent and twisted – working all the while – and then snap back without fail, every time. Such circuits presage a day of wearable and implantable products, but one hurdle has ...
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‘Openrg’ – Open Research Group -experts leverage their experience from open-science, open-data, and open-source projects to provide support packages and modeling services to businesses and government.

OpenRG experts provide support packages and modeling services to business and government. As a public benefit corporation, our mission is to promote the growth of open modeling and to benefit the open-source, open data, and open science ecosystem. It publishes various reports example - Revenue and Distributional Impacts of the American Rescue Plan Act The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides over half a trillion dollars in tax benefits to Americans. We illustrate how the A...
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‘Lambdalabs.com’ – Custom workstations built for deep learning.

Custom workstations built for deep learning. Pre-installed with Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch, easily upgrade with Lambda Stack. Built by A.I. Researchers.  Every computer comes with Lambda Stack, which includes frameworks like TensorFlow and PyTorch. Lambda Stack makes upgrading these frameworks easy. https://youtu.be/fI3gvaX1crY Lambda GPU Cloudfor Deep Learning Train the most demanding AI, ML, and Deep Learning models. Scale from a single machine to an entire fleet of VMs with a f...
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‘ONNX’ – open-source artificial intelligence ecosystem of technology companies and research organizations

The Open Neural Network Exchange is an open-source artificial intelligence ecosystem of technology companies and research organizations that establish open standards for representing machine learning algorithms and software tools to promote innovation and collaboration in the AI sector. https://youtu.be/Ij5MoUnLQ0E Many people are working on great tools, but developers are often locked in to one framework or ecosystem. ONNX is the first step in enabling more of these tools to work ...
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China’s Tianjin University’s ‘Brain Talker’ makes “Mind Reading” Possible

Brain-Computer Codec Chip (BC3) - Brain Talker. This BC3 chip was specially designed to improve the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology, which aims at decoding a user’s mental intent solely through neural electrical signals, without the use of the human body’s natural neuromuscular pathways. “The signals transmitted and processed by the brain are submerged in the background noise. This BC3 chip has the ability to discriminate minor neural electrical signals and decode thei...
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‘Anthrotronix’ -Biomedical Assistive Devices like CosmoBot (robot for children), Stroke-Rehab Glove, DANA™ Neurocognitive Assessment Tool …

AnthroTronix is a research and development (R&D) firm specializing in the development of advanced interface technology; product development for wearable computing and robotic control systems; and design, development, and testing of simulation tools for training applications.  The company supplies its R&D services and advanced product development to commercial and governmental customers. Product Highlights -- CosmoBot CosmoBot is a prototype interactive robot for children wit...
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‘Radiative‐Transfer Modelling’ – Machine Learning (ML) model to help long term weather forecasting.

Atmospheric radiative transfer models simulate the radiative transfer interactions of light scattering and absorption through the atmosphere. These models are typically used for the atmospheric correction of airborne/satellite data and allow retrieving atmospheric composition. Numerical weather prediction (NWP) are poised to take advantage of recent years’ rapid advances in ML. To adapt ML to weather-related applications, it is critical to meet all of these needs at multiple spatial and t...
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Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

Artificial general intelligence is the hypothetical ability of an intelligent agent to understand or learn any intellectual task that a human being can. It is a primary goal of some artificial intelligence research and a common topic in science fiction and futures studies. Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is an emerging field aiming at the building of “thinking machines”; that is, general-purpose systems with intelligence comparable to that of the human mind (and perhaps ultimately well...
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Nanopore DNA and RNA sequencing platform

Nanopore sequencing is a third generation approach used in the sequencing of biopolymers- specifically, polynucleotides in the form of DNA or RNA. Using nanopore sequencing, a single molecule of DNA or RNA can be sequenced without the need for PCR amplification or chemical labeling of the sample. Oxford Nanopore Technologies Limited is a UK-based company which is developing and selling nanopore sequencing products for the direct, electronic analysis of single molecules. https://youtu.be/...
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The Aga Khan University – Innovation Centre.

AKU - ​​​Innovation Centre​​​ (Nairobi, Kenya) Launched in 2019, The Innovation Centre, based in Nairobi was established under the Futures Project as a result of partnership between DW Akademie (DWA) and Graduate School of Media and Communication, Aga Khan University (GSMC, AKU). The Innovation center will be an innovation hub for media innovators who would like a space to develop their ideas into reality. The center was set up to offer a hub for media practitioner, students and acade...
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SRILAB – Experts in machine learning and formal reasoning with applications to safe artificial intelligence, probabilistic and quantum programming, AI-driven coding, security and others

The Secure, Reliable, and Intelligent Systems Lab (SRI) is a research group in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich and part of the ETH ICE center. We work at the broad intersection of machine learning and formal reasoning with applications to safe artificial intelligence, probabilistic and quantum programming, AI-driven coding, security and others. Our work led to three ETH spin-offs: DeepCode.ai, ChainSecurity, and LatticeFlow. Research List Safe and Interpretable Artificial...
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