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Autism Glass Project kicks off

Over the past year a team of psychologists, computer scientists, doctors and students has come together for the Autism Glass Project to devise a new tool Google Glasses and facial recognition software to help teach autistic children basic social skills.

Digital mechanoreceptor skin breakthrough

Earlier this week, Zhenan Bao, professor of chemistry, and her lab announced the creation of the first flexible and artificially intelligent skin with pressure sensing capabilities. Five years ago, Bao began the project of developing a plastic alternative to skin. Her group examined the springiness of different rubbers and materials. Growing capability in pressure sensing allowed…

Researchers make breakthrough discoveries on heart cell growth

Two researchers from the Stanford School of Medicine have made breakthrough discoveries about heart cells that could aid scientists hoping to test drugs on lab-grown human heart cells. They have found that heart cells grown from stem cells require tension to develop properly and that cells grown in a long, thin shape will contract more strongly.
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