Boston Medical Center is one of a relative few of U.S. hospitals that have managed to break down bureaucratic barriers to exchange electronic medical records with community health centers having different owners—a first step toward statewide and nationwide exchanges to improve health-care quality and reduce waste. Meg Aranow, the hospital’s chief information officer, and Andrew Ulrich, an emergency department physician, describe the rationale for and emerging uses of this electronic-records network now serving many of Boston’s inner-city patients.
This speeded-up video shows how a natural-gas drilling rig, at a Range Resources site, can be quickly moved to drill a series of wells, each only a few feet apart. The specially designed, multi-ton rig “walks” from one well to the next, allowing Range to efficiently drill a half-dozen wells at the site.
Dalton, a squirrel monkey who used to be red-green colorblind, can now see those colors, thanks to a novel gene therapy treatment. Scientists test his color vision by showing him a circle of red dots within a grey-green background. When Dalton touches the correct location of the red spot, he is rewarded with a drop of juice.
Nylon microcapsules containing carbon nanotubes heat up and then burst when illuminated with a near-infrared laser. These photo-triggered capsules can release chemicals on demand, allowing for precise control of chemical reactions.
A NASA-led team of researchers called the Desert Research and Technology Studies (D-RATS) field test their new lunar rover and human-exploration robotic systems in Black Point Lava Flow, AZ.
With Congress locked in a debate over how to reform the United States’ $2.3 trillion health-care industry, Harvard economist and health-care policy expert David Cutler explains how information technology affects the quality and economics of health care.
Emanuel Sachs, 1366 Technologies's chief technology officer and professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, reflects on lessons learned from his earlier startup, Evergreen Solar, and discusses whether breakthroughs are needed for solar power to compete with conventional sources of electricity.
Emanuel Sachs, 1366 Technologies's chief technology officer and a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, explains the physics of solar cells and how to make them more efficient.
Craig Lund, director of business development at 1366 Technologies, and Emanuel Sachs, the company's chief technology officer, give a behind-the-scenes look at the company's lab and pilot manufacturing line.
This clip shows a BotPrize judge (identified as player 711) from last year, playing against a bot in Unreal Tournament 2004.