Ex-Amazon and Glossier exec aims to help people live longer, healthier with new startup Modern Age

Melissa Eamer, founder of Modern Age (Modern Age Photo)
Helping people live longer and healthier is personal for Melissa Eamer.
After her mother died at a relatively young age, the former chief operating officer of Glossier became curious about why some people age well and others decline quickly. She had a “lightbulb moment” after discovering the concept of subjective age.

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AdaptX raises $6M, changes name from MDMetrix, expands quest for healthcare data insights

Dr. Dan Low, an anesthesiologist and co-founder of the company now known as AdaptX, standing in the operating suite inside Seattle Children’s Hospital. (GeekWire File Photo / Clare McGrane)
AdaptX, a Seattle-based startup started by an anesthesiologist seeking to improve patient care with better insights from healthcare data, raised an additional $6 million in a Series A funding round led

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Industrial Revolution 4.0 And Massively Distributed Manufacturing Will Be Driven Via Autonomous Vehicles And Self-Driving Cars

The vaunted Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 will be aided via Massively Distributed Manufacturing, and the use of autonomous vehicles including self-driving cars will make it all come together.

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Ottopia To Provide Remote Assistance For Motional Robotaxis

Motional has selected Israeli startup Ottopia to provide remote vehicle assistance for its fleet of automated vehicles

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Experiments in Fast Image Recognition on Mobile Devices

Our journey in experimenting with machine vision and image recognition accelerated when we were developing an application, BooksPlus, to change a reader’s experience. BooksPlus uses image recognition to bring printed pages to life. A user can get immersed in rich and interactive content by scanning images in the book using the BooksPlus app. 
For example, you can scan an article about

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Watch a bipedal robot run a first ever 5K

Researchers from Oregon State University have coaxed a bipedal robot off the couch to successfully complete the first ever robotic 5 kilometer outdoors run. The bot, Cassie, completed the route in 53 minutes, untethered and on a single battery charge. So next time you’re out for a jog, remember: that’s the time to beat if you want

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Fantastic Voyage-Inspired Miniature Surgical Robot Aims To Revolutionize Abdominal Surgery

Vicarious Surgical, backed by Bill Gates and now going public in a SPAC deal, hopes to reach $1 billion in revenue by 2027 as it takes on the goliath of surgical robots.

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This beach-cleaning robot sifts sand for the tiny plastics that humans miss

It’s hard to pick up all the plastic trash on beaches by hand. BeBot, a solar-powered robot, speeds up the process.

At a beach cleanup, volunteers or workers usually focus on picking up pieces of trash like plastic water bottles or food packaging. But the sand is often filled with the tinier scraps of plastic that are left

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