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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.

Cycling Behavior of Batteries (IMAGE)

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.

Perovskite Efficiency (IMAGE)

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.

The image on this cell phone case can change because it was made with rewritable paper.

Write with heat, cool and then repeat with rewritable paper

Jan 21, 2019 10:23 AM EST

Scientists report in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces the development of an easy-to-make "rewritable" paper that can be drawn or printed on over and over again.

Flexible Organic Solar Cells, Electronic Paper and Piezoelectric Textiles

Breakthrough in organic electronics

Jan 17, 2019 08:21 AM EST

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a simple new tweak that could double the efficiency of organic electronics. OLED-displays, plastic-based solar cells and bioelectronics are just some of the technologies that could benefit from their new discovery, which deals with "double-doped" polymers.

World's First Artificially Intelligent Microreactor

NYU researchers pioneer machine learning to speed chemical discoveries, reduce waste

Jan 14, 2019 02:46 PM EST

First-of-its-kind system pairs artificial neural networks with infrared imaging to run small-scale chemical reactions with big impact.

A Patient using Virtual video

Virtual video visits may improve patient convenience without sacrificing quality of care

Jan 14, 2019 02:34 PM EST

A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) reports in the American Journal of Managed Care that virtual video visits, one form of telehealth visit used at the hospital, can successfully replace office visits for many patients without compromising the quality of care and communication.

RAS assists a person in a WSU smart home apartment.

WSU smart home tests first elder care robot

Jan 14, 2019 02:28 PM EST

A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes.

Solar Steam

Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam

Dec 11, 2018 09:46 PM EST

Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam

Using Drones To Monitor Marine Megafauna

Drones offer ability to find, ID and count marine megafauna

Nov 27, 2018 11:05 AM EST

Drones offer ability to find, ID and count marine megafauna

Facebook Portal brings Alexa and Messenger video chats to one device

Facebook Portal brings Alexa and Messenger video chats to one device

Oct 08, 2018 05:06 PM EDT

Its innovative camera makes video chats look like they were filmed by a professional camera operator.

Google+ shutting down after data leak affecting 500,000 users

Google+ shutting down after data leak affecting 500,000 users

Oct 08, 2018 04:56 PM EDT

Citing "significant challenges," failed social network will be put out to pasture.

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