In a new report published by the National Safety Council, chances of dying from opioids have increased like never before. In the United States, it is the first time when being killed by overdose of opioid is more than car crash. Opioids overdose bagged the fifth position for preventable death, based on 2017 the National Center for Health Statistics data. Dying in a vehicular crash is one in 103, as


The human-like robots what was once futuristic is now a reality. It can move, talk, and think to fetch a cup of coffee, and can dance too. It can by all means fill the void for companionship that humans crave for. A number of companion robots are now available for sale, and several of them displayed at CES in Las Vegas. These robots vary in size with some of them


Constant conflicts between Google and European countries have been common issues over the past few years. The issues could recur over the next coming years. The ‘right to be forgotten’ is a key area, where Google makes significant efforts to limit search results. One of the senior advisors of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) braced Google’s legal battle. Through legal proceedings, the limits for the above-mentioned right witnessed examination


As per a new research, mosquito-borne virus causing Rift Valley fever can have highly damaging effects on human fetuses. This can happen if the pregnant women by any chance contract the virus. The group of researchers, who made the discovery, carried out their experiments using infected rats and human fetal tissues. Those helped them uncover how the virus affects the placenta. And it turned out that those were even more


The scientists from Washington State University have created a robot for helping elderly people with dementia and other limitations. This elder care robot helps old people to live independently in their own houses. RAS, the Robot Activity Support System uses WSU smart home embedded with sensors in order to detect its resident’s position. These sensors also help the robot in determining the resident’s daily activities and the timings they need


A lot of talk is encircling the word autonomous as the year advances.  The concept of autonomous shopping is expanding in the retail sector. In autonomous shopping, store shoppers can experience the smell, feel, firsthand touch, and also view their desired products. Along with these, there is also a benefit of digital perk for not waiting in the checkout line. The marketeers will tag this shopping style as grab-and-go. Cohen

Amazon to Hold 29% Stake in Robotic Firm Balyo

Amazon has recently announced its plans of investing in Balyo, the French robotic firm. Balyo is into developing navigation technology for self-driving forklift trucks. In the next seven years, Amazon plans to gather 29% stake in Balyo via free stock warrants. As per the deal, Amazon would be able to use the warrants based on orders it places with Balyo. If Amazon orders US$300 mn of Balyo’s products in the


For treating cancer, the deadly disease, several treatments come in the way such as chemotherapy, radiation, and now immunotherapy. Checkpoint inhibitors, a class of cancer immunotherapy agents, mostly antibodies, revive immune cell activities to suppress the cancer cells. Recently, scientists are not focusing on boosting the immune cells through vastly available “small molecules”. However, they are aiming at finding a platform to screen thousands of drugs to sort this fatal

Virtual Reality

Over the past two years, the applications of virtual reality (VR) in healthcare has witnessed an explosion. At present, the technology is in the nascent stage before patients use it. So far, the medical use of VR has been mainly for education. In 2017, Royal London Hospital’s virtual surgery project involved the use of virtual reality. This involved surgeons in different geographical locations to perform operations together for experiential training.


As per a new finding, applying artificial intelligence (AI) to electrocardiogram could be revolutionary. It could serve to be a timely precursor to detect a heart attack. The accuracy of artificial intelligence incorporated electrocardiogram (ECG) endorses its use. It is favorably comparable to other common screening tests such as mammography for breast cancer. Mayo Clinic Researchers say that asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction is characteristic of a weak heart pump. It