Knowing only Waymo’s side of the story, Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski looks like he’s been caught using his former employer’s trade secrets to give the ridesharing company’s self-driving car project a boost. Levandowski and Uber have yet to publicly defend themselves, but some analysts think there’s something bigger afoot. Waymo’s suit against Uber might be the opening volley in a wider IP war that could stifle small startups.
Optogenetics is one of the coolest research tools around. It lets you turn parts of an animal’s brain on or off by shining light on it. But it’s a painstaking three-surgery process. But MIT engineers have come up with device that lets you do it in one step. Mouse mind control has arrived!
MEMS and a new measurement mode shrink the go-to nanoscience instrument down to chipscale.
A paralyzed person managed to type eight words per minute.
A six-legged robot walks with a gait that is faster and more efficent than that of real insects.