Many applications require that people and their movements are captured digitally in 3-D in real-time. Until now, this was possible only with expensive systems of several cameras, or by having people wear special suits. Computer scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science have developed a system that requires only a single video camera. It can even estimate the 3-D pose of a person acting in a pre-recorded video, for instance a YouTube video.
China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) made an important advance by achieving a stable 101.2-second steady-state high confinement plasma, setting a world record in long-pulse H-mode operation on the night of July 3rd.
A generous donation by The Tenaquip Foundation will improve the quality of care available to ALS patients at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, and increase the rate at which researchers can evaluate new ALS drugs.
Bioarchaeology is a young but quickly growing field that studies how people from the past lived and died. However, it faces a problem: there are many different approaches to and even definitions of bioarchaeological research, making it difficult to share findings across disciplines, organizations and geographic borders. Bioarchaeology International is a new, first-of-its-kind journal specifically dedicated to bioarchaeological research. Its goal is to help unify perspectives by providing a space for peer-reviewed articles and encouraging global discussion.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) today told a meeting convened by Health and Human Services (HHS) Department Secretary Tom Price that it has long identified reducing excessive administrative tasks as an important objective. The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the impact of government requirements on the clinician-patient relationship.
Three of Taiwan's premier biomedical institutions, DCB, PITDC, TMU, have teamed up with Baltimore-based Insilico Medicine to develop groundbreaking research in applied A.I. for biomedical science. The four parties signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for Cooperation at the BioTaiwan 2017 BioBusiness Asia Conference.
The wealth of data produced by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) is now made available via the JRC Data Catalogue, an online platform which provides scientists, policy makers, data journalists and other users with a quick access to JRC data on a wide range of topics.
A group of Japanese researchers developed a new concept construction robot for disaster relief situations. This robot has a double swing dual arm mechanism and has drastically improved operability and mobility compared to conventional construction machines.
The American Cancer Society and the Melanoma Research Alliance to fund much-needed research aimed at decreasing side effects associated with checkpoint inhibitors.
Baycrest Health Sciences has teamed up with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario to assess the country's first multilingual, group program centered on evidence-based, talk therapy principles for older adult caregivers.