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From coal to gas

From Coal to Gas: How the Shift can Help Stabilize Climate Change

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.

Spanish Needles Seen in Butterfly World 1.0 (IMAGE)

Living Room Conservation: Gaming & Virtual Reality for Insect and Ecosystem Conservation

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.

Can AI-Assisted Surgery Increase Positive Outcomes?

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.

Can Data Analytics Reduce Traffic Deaths?

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.

Smallholder Farmers In Malawi Peeling Peas (IMAGE)

New plant breeding technologies for food security

Apr 01, 2019 09:13 AM EDT

Genome editing and world hunger

3D Modelling Process of Ali Atar's Nasrid Sword (IMAGE)

The sword of a Hispano-Muslim warlord is digitized in 3D

Mar 28, 2019 09:39 AM EDT

A treasure from the Toledo Army Museum (Spain)

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How intelligent is artificial intelligence?

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.

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Listening to quantum radio

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.

Prototype of the Atomic Clock (33mm x 38mm x 9mm) (IMAGE)

Tinier and less power-hungry quantum atomic clock push toward intelligent IoT

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.

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AI-based visual tech to be applied to CCTV cameras

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.

Technologist Mahmooda Sultana (IMAGE)

NASA to advance unique 3D printed sensor technology

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.

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Researchers use X-rays to understand the flaws of battery fast charging

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.

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Unleashing perovskites' potential for solar cells

Feb 08, 2019 10:07 AM EST

New results show how varying the recipe could bring these materials closer to commercialization.

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PNNL research using atom probe tomography reveals chinks in iron crystals that can 'heal'

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.

Rubbery Semiconductors

Researchers report advances in stretchable semiconductors, integrated electronics

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.

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