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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

Smart Thermostat Puts Energy Money Saving at Household Fingertips

Feb. 5, 2016 — Researchers are aiming to develop a 'smart' thermostat to help UK households save money on their energy bills. The prototype autonomous device allows users to control their heating based on ... read more

Collaboration Between Humans and Robots

Feb. 3, 2016 — The new dimension of collaboration between humans and robots can be measured in just a few centimeters: the latest generation of high-precision sensors tells the robotic arms of today’s ... read more

Scientist Creates Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to Monitor Machinery Health

Feb. 2, 2016 — An artificial intelligence algorithm greatly increases accuracy in diagnosing the health of complex mechanical systems. In blind tests using data coming from highly unpredictable and real-life ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — New transparent metamaterials under development could make possible computer chips and interconnecting circuits that use light instead of electrons to process and transmit data, representing a ... read more

Mechanical 'Trees' Swaying in the Wind: Turning Good Vibrations Into Energy

Feb. 1, 2016 — A project is testing whether high-tech objects that look a bit like artificial trees can generate renewable power when they are shaken by the wind -- or by the sway of a tall building, traffic on a ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Scientists have a new recipe for batteries: Bake a leaf, and add sodium. They used a carbonized oak leaf, pumped full of sodium, as a demonstration battery’s negative terminal, or anode, according ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, may soon provide a foundation for antennas that can reconfigure themselves to operate at different frequencies, microfluidic devices whose properties can ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Avatars are all around us: they represent real people online and colonise new worlds in the movies. In science, their role has been more limited. But avatars can be extremely useful in linguistics, ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Researchershave developed a simplified approach to fabricating flat, ultrathin optics. The new approach enables simple etching without the use of acids or hazardous chemical etching ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Computer modeling technologies are being developed to help engineers design better machines. The models are being applied to wind turbines, artificial hearts and gas ... read more

Increasing Oil's Performance With Crumpled Graphene Balls

Jan. 25, 2016 — Crumpled graphene balls self-disperse in oil to reduce friction and protect engines better than commercial ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Acoustic tweezers that can move single cells in three dimensions using surface acoustic waves without touching, deforming or labeling the cells are possible, according to ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Engineers are developing hardware and software tools to help underwater telecommunication catch up to its over-the-air ... read more

Novel 4-D Printing Method Blossoms from Botanical Inspiration

Jan. 25, 2016 — A team of scientists has evolved their microscale 3-D printing technology to the fourth dimension, time. Inspired by natural structures like plants, which respond and change their form over time ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — According to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, all bodies in a vacuum regardless of their properties are accelerated by the Earth's gravity at the same rate. This principle of ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — Civil engineers are working with the Federal Aviation Administration to perfect the de-icing properties of concrete that can conduct ... read more

Harnessing the Power of Light to Fight Cancer

Jan. 21, 2016 — Immunotherapy is one of the hottest emerging areas of cancer research. After all, using the body’s own cells to fight cancer can be more effective and less invasive than flooding the entire system ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers are utilizing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to develop a new type of storage system that would adsorb natural gas like a sponge and allow for more energy-efficient storage and ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — A lithium-ion battery that self heats if the temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit has multiple applications, but may have the most impact on relieving winter 'range anxiety' for ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers have developed a glass-based material that can block out UV-light and protect living cells. The material could be used in several applications, including as a protective shield for ... read more

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