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Mobile money-saving app Qapital raises $30 million to spend on growth

Qapital, one of a slew of mobile applications trying to make it easier for users to save money (and spend it more wisely), has raised $30 million in fresh financing as it expands beyond savings to off

WHOOP raises $25 million to tell everyone from athletes to execs about their health

WHOOP, the company behind the Tesla of health tracking and sports performance wearables, has raised a whopping $25 million in a new round of funding. The round was comprised of a slew of prominent inv

Researchers create a light-based key distribution system for quantum encryption

Researchers at Duke University, OSU and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have solved one of the biggest problems with new forms of quantum encryption: quantum key distribution. QKD is the process of dist

These tiny modular ‘microbots’ can change shape to capture single cells

In a video out of North Carolina State University and Duke, five tiny cubes float freely under a microscope. Suddenly two pairs snap together, before all five combine into a single unit. Once together

Outside of AI, companies are doing less research and more development

If you’ve been following the headlines in the world of AI, you might be fooled into thinking that corporations are doubling down, rather than withdrawing, from pure research. But on the ground,

Watch a tiny virus take a constitutional under a laser-powered 3D microscope

If you're anything like me, you spend a significant portion of the day wondering about the paths viruses take when they're cruising around your internals. Luckily for us, a newly developed microscope

Form an orderly queue! Google wants your blood (and other bodily fluids). Oh and your medical records

Alphabet's (Google's) life sciences division Verily has launched its public pitch for a massive, multi-year health study it's leading, along with Duke University School of Medicine, Stanford Medicine

Duke neurosurgeons test Hololens as an AR assist on tricky procedures

One of the several things that makes brain surgery so difficult is that the brain isn't transparent. So if you want to get at something deep inside, you either have to peel off a few layers or make an

This all-analog DNA circuit calculates without going digital

It's a sign that we're living in the future when using our own genetic machinery as a form of calculator or storage is nothing new — but make no mistake, it's still very early days in this field and

Using VR and an exoskeletons to help paraplegics regain movement

After twelve months, eight patients and 2,052 sessions spread over 1,958 hours, Duke University is publishing some promising results from a study seeking to demonstrate the ability for brain-machine i

New Wifi Tech Could Double Your Phone’s Battery Life

<img src='https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/wifi.jpg'> If you ever get the sense that someone on the wifi network you're using is hogging all the juice, you may be right. Not o

Tech Industry Managers: Little Men in Big Shoes?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/fotolia_19809259_xs.jpg"> When I was ready to transition from computer programmer to project manager, my employer, Xerox Corporation, sent me