Apr 30, 2019 01:06 PM EDT
Everywhere you look, people are looking at screens. In the decade since smartphones have become ubiquitous, we now have a feeling almost as common as the smartphones themselves: being sucked into that black hole of staring at those specific apps -- you know which ones they are -- and then a half an hour has gone by before you realize it.
Apr 30, 2019 10:59 AM EDT
Households and businesses that generate their own power through micro-renewables, such as solar panels and wind turbines, may soon be able to decide where to distribute their extra energy thanks to funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Apr 27, 2019 10:13 AM EDT
Scraping an icy windshield can be a seasonal struggle for those that live in colder climates. But engineers from UBC's Okanagan campus are aiming to ease that winter frustration with a new surface coating that can shed ice from large areas using little effort.
Apr 26, 2019 08:56 AM EDT
If you have a new or late model car, most likely it's connected: GPS navigation, that infotainment panel, the wireless network your car creates - they're all ways for your car to provide information, whether it's to give you directions, ping other vehicles, or to check in with infrastructure like traffic signals, signs or bridges.
Apr 24, 2019 10:19 AM EDT
An international team of scientists from the National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" (NUST MISIS), Tianjin University (China), as well as from Japan and the United States has developed new energy-efficient iron-based alloys which combine high mechanical and magnetic properties with low cost and open up new opportunities for industry.
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.
May 05, 2019 10:07 PM EDT
Here’s how AI is already helping in the search for new cures through old drugs, and how healthcare professionals expect intelligent machines to keep changing the way they deliver positive solutions to patients.
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.