lasers News of 01/18/20
Baraja’S Unique And Ingenious Take On Lidar Shines In A Crowded Industry
It seems like every company making lidar has a new and clever approach, but Baraja takes the cake. Its method is not only elegant and powerful, but fundamentally avoids many issues that nag other lidar technologies. But it’ll need more than ...
You’Ve Heard Of CRISPR, Now Meet Its Newer, Savvier Cousin CRISPR Prime
CRISPR, the revolutionary ability to snip out and alter genes with scissor-like precision , has exploded in popularity over the last few years and is generally seen as the standalone wizard of modern gene-editing. However, it’s not a perfect ...
Eigen Nabs $37m To Help Banks And Others Parse Huge Documents Using Natural Language And ‘Small Data’
One of the bigger trends in enterprise software has been the emergence of startups building tools to make the benefits of artificial intelligence technology more accessible to non-tech companies. Today, one that has built a platform to apply power of ...
Northrup Grumman Is Among The Companies Tapped To Make The U.S. Army’S Drone Killing Lasers
Northrop Grumman is going to be working on the U.S. Army’s long-planned drone killing lasers. The Army wants to mount 50 kilowatt laser systems on top of its General Dynamics designed Stryker vehicle as part of its U.S. Army Maneuver Short ...
The Road Ahead For Waymo, AV Engineering And Mobility, With Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov
Earlier this month, TechCrunch held its annual Mobility Sessions event down in San Jose, where leading mobility-focused auto companies, startups, executives and thought leaders joined us to discuss all things autonomous vehicle technology, ...
Elon Musk’S Neuralink Looks To Begin Outfitting Human Brains With Faster Input And Output Starting Next Year
Neuralink, the Elon Musk-led startup that the multi-entrepreneur founded in 2017, is working on technology that’s based around ‘threads’ which it says can be implanted in human brains with much less potential impact to the ...
Gates-Backed Lumotive Upends Lidar Conventions Using Metamaterials
Pretty much every self-driving car on the road, not to mention many a robot and drone, uses lidar to sense its surroundings. But useful as lidar is, it also involves physical compromises that limit its capabilities. Lumotive is a new company with ...
XGenomes Is Bringing DNA Sequencing To The Masses
As healthcare moves toward genetically tailored treatments, one of the biggest hurdles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of fast, low-cost genetic testing. And few people are more familiar with the problems of today’s genetic ...