Startup SALt, founded by brother and sister duo Raphael and Aisa Mijeno, have developed, and are now beginning to manufacture, a “sustainable and cost effective ecologically designed lamp powered” by salt water.
Cambridge University researchers have recently developed and tested a brain training app that could help patients with schizophrenia improve their day to day lives. The aim of app – called Wizard – is to address the cognitive impairments associated with schizophrenia, such as memory loss, that make it difficult for these patients to return to school or work.
Portable electronics are not only popular, but are forever being updated, which leads to an alarming amount of waste that is neither renewable, nor biodegradable, and potentially toxic. This un-environmentally friendly reality is what led a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers to team up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) to develop a semiconductor chip made almost entirely out of wood.
Bit-rot—it’s something MIT professor and researcher Saman Amarasinghe describes as “a billion-dollar problem” and something companies like Adobe are dealing with consistently. Programs - like their widely used Photoshop - that require high-performance, highly optimized code tend to become very difficult to work with and experience reduced responsiveness and performance over time. Software engineers then must invest large amounts of time manually testing potential solutions to fix the code.