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The Week - 01/22/2019

Scientists have developed tiny, smart robots that can swim through blood vessels, paving the way for ingestible machines that could deliver drugs directly to diseased tissue in the future.

The researchers from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and ETH Zurich in Switzerland drew inspiration from bacteria to design the highly flexible biocompatible micro-robots.

Electronic Design - by James Morra - 01/17/2019

Wiliot, a startup developing Bluetooth chips that can be powered by ambient radio frequencies, has raised $30 million in funding from Qualcomm Ventures, Samsung Venture Investment, Avery Dennison and Amazon Web Services, among others. The funding increases the company’s total to $50 million as it moves closer to entering production.

IQS Directory - 10/24/2018

Since the inception of the assembly line, manufacturers have continually searched for ways to improve their efficiency.

In the past few decades, robots have taken over some of the functions of human workers, mostly in repetitive, routine tasks. This has caused alarm for some who are worried about robots taking their jobs.

So how exactly is the robot revolution changing the manufacturing business? Here’s what you need to know.

MIT News - by Jennifer Chu - 01/11/2019

Microbes screened with a new microfluidic process might be used in power generation or environmental cleanup.

Network World - by Zeus Kerravala - 01/08/2019

Wi-Fi 6 is loaded with new features, but the most important is OFDMA, which provides high throughput and a more efficient network.

Motherboard - by Daniel Oberhaus - 01/14/2019

A YouTube user who goes by Electronic Grenade has pushed frontiers of mobile computing to absurd limits by designing a computer mouse that is also a functional laptop.

As detailed in a video published on Sunday, the computer mouse computer consists of a 3d-printed mouse, a Raspberry Pi microcontroller, a small keyboard, and a handful of components that were taken from a normal computer mouse.

Cision - by Caper - 01/10/2019

Grocery store customers want speed and convenience, but grocery stores often have long checkout lines which hurt the shopping experience. As they seek to maintain competitiveness in a world where groceries can be ordered online, forward-thinking grocers are trying to make the store experience as convenient and frictionless as possible. There have been some innovations in physical retail, specifically in automating the checkout experience. However, many of these technologies require major store overhaul (e.g., install cameras and sensors throughout a store) and grocers saw such operational and infrastructural change as unreasonable risk to their regular business.

The Verge - by Julia Alexander - 01/07/2019

Automotive supplier Valeo is bringing a little bit of magic to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show — a “disappearing” trailer or caravan that people can hook up to the back of their vehicles.

CHIPIN - by Daniel - 01/08/2019

The low-power Invoxia GPS tracker gets a new feature: the anti-theft alarm. Adding to the geolocating functionality, it alerts the owner when their vehicle is being handled, allowing him to act immediately or simply reassure himself at distance, anywhere in Europe.

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a sensor package that is small enough to ride aboard a bumblebee