Could the Food and Drug Administration classify the Apple Watch as a medical device? It’s a question many have asked over the past couple of years, but the stakes are now higher for the Watch…
Source: Don’t wait for the Apple Watch to dole out medical advice anytime soon | TechCrunch
This week, it showed off the latest results of that effort, turning up more than a dozen new mutations associated with the disease.
Source: 23andMe Is Digging Through Your Data for a Parkinson’s Cure | WIRED
To learn more about why some germs seem harder to kill in near-weightless conditions, scientists aboard the ISS recently doused a batch of bacteria with antibiotics—an experiment which resulted in a series of startling physical changes that may be helping the bacteria to survive and thrive in space.
Source: Alarming Study Indicates Why Certain Bacteria Are More Resistant to Drugs in Space
Yes, you read that correctly: Ford put a man in a car seat disguise so that a Ford Transit could masquerade as a true self-driving vehicle. Why? To evaluate how passers-by, other drivers on the…
Source: Ford disguised a man as a car seat to research self-driving | TechCrunch
The story in the New York Times this week was unsettling: The New America Foundation, a major think tank, was getting rid of one of its teams of scholars, the Open Markets group. New America had warned its leader Barry Lynn that he was “imperiling the institution,” the Times reported, after he and his group had repeatedly criticized Google, a major funder of the think tank, for its market dominance.
Source: Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me [Updated]
Three years after IBM began selling Watson for Oncology to recommend cancer treatments, it’s falling short of the lofty expectations IBM created for it.
Source: IBM pitched Watson as a revolution in cancer care. It’s nowhere close