Apr 22, 2019 01:05 PM EDT
Led by Katsumasa Tanaka, a senior climate risk researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan, the study examined global scenarios for transitioning from coal to gas using a novel approach that applied metrics developed for climate impact assessments to the coal-gas debate for the first time. Focusing on the world's leading power generators--China, Germany, India, and the United States--the study examined the impacts from a variety of direct and indirect emissions of such a shift on both shorter and longer timescales ranging from a few decades to a century.
Apr 18, 2019 08:59 PM EDT
Gaming and virtual reality (VR) could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of education, curiosity and life-like participation. This is what Florida International University's team of computer scientist Alban Delamarre and biologist Dr Jaeson Clayborn strive to achieve by developing a VR game (desktop version also available) dedicated to insect and plant species. Focused on imperiled butterflies, their innovative idea: Butterfly World 1.0, is described in the open-access journal Rethinking Ecology.
Apr 03, 2019 11:12 AM EDT
Can AI-assisted surgery increase positive outcomes for patients? Here’s why intelligent machines could be the key to the future of the healthcare industry.
Apr 03, 2019 11:11 AM EDT
Here are good reasons to believe that the future of infrastructure and the nature of the tech industry today will soon make traffic deaths more manageable than ever before.
Apr 01, 2019 09:13 AM EDT
Genome editing and world hunger
Mar 28, 2019 09:39 AM EDT
A treasure from the Toledo Army Museum (Spain)
Mar 12, 2019 09:44 AM EDT
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms such as Deep Learning have become integral parts of our daily lives: they enable digital speech assistants or translation services, improve medical diagnostics and are an indispensable part of future technologies such as autonomous driving.
Mar 08, 2019 10:31 AM EST
Researchers at Delft University of Technology have created a quantum circuit that enables them to listen to the weakest radio signal allowed by quantum mechanics.
Feb 20, 2019 09:10 AM EST
Scientists at Tokyo Tech, Ricoh co. and The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have developed an ultra-low-power atomic clock (ULPAC) for small satellites to enable future communication systems beyond 5G.
Feb 15, 2019 09:26 AM EST
A visual-based artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) will be deployed on CCTV cameras for detecting and preventing various crimes.
Feb 15, 2019 09:23 AM EST
A NASA technologist is taking miniaturization to the extreme. Mahmooda Sultana won funding to advance a potentially revolutionary, nanomaterial-based detector platform. The technology is capable of sensing everything from minute concentrations of gases and vapor, atmospheric pressure and temperature, and then transmitting that data via a wireless antenna -- all from the same self-contained platform that measures just two-by-three-inches in size.
Feb 12, 2019 09:03 AM EST
A closer look reveals how speedy charging may hamper battery performance. While gas tanks can be filled in a matter of minutes, charging the battery of an electric car takes much longer. To level the playing field and make electric vehicles more attractive, scientists are working on fast-charging technologies.
Feb 08, 2019 10:07 AM EST
New results show how varying the recipe could bring these materials closer to commercialization.
Feb 05, 2019 09:47 AM EST
Like iron flowing through the blood stream, iron minerals course through the ground. These minerals are used to make steel and other metal alloys used in everything from cell phone components and cars to buildings, industrial equipment and infrastructure.
Feb 04, 2019 09:00 AM EST
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported significant advances in stretchable electronics, moving the field closer to commercialization.