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May 14, 2015 — New theories on game intelligence could change the world of team sports forever. Game intelligence is not necessarily something you are born with but something you can learn, according to new ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Most people are naturally adept at reading facial expressions -- from smiling and frowning to brow-furrowing and eye-rolling -- to tell what others are feeling. Now scientists have developed ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Marine ecosystems can be changed by night-time artificial lighting according to new research. The results indicate that light pollution from coastal communities, shipping and offshore infrastructure ... read more

Artificial Spin Ice: A New Playground to Better Understand Magnetism

Apr. 27, 2015 — For the first time, nanomagnet islands or arrays were arranged into an exotic structure (called “shakti”) that does not directly relate to any known natural material. The “shakti” artificial ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — The fourth dimension is time, shape shifting in fact, and scientists are already working on the next revolution in additive ... read more

Measurement of Components in 3-D Underwater

Apr. 15, 2015 — The maintenance of underwater technical systems is elaborate and expensive. Pipes, flanges and connections of conveying systems for oil and gas at sea, for example, must first be measured for this ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Can a robot clean a hospital room just as well as a person? A researcher is studying the effectiveness of a germ-zapping robot to clean hospital rooms, which could hold the key to preventing the ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — NASA plans to send advanced material into space on Monday, April 13. The Synthetic Muscle™ has been developed to adhere to metal, and could be used in robotics in deep space travel such as travel ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Customers expect products to be tailored to their needs. And not only that: they want to influence the way the product is manufactured as well. As a result, very flexible manufacturing and ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Temperature is one of the key variables in studying the ocean. A fiber-optic sensor can register significantly smaller temperature changes, roughly 30 times faster than existing commercial ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — A year ago, researchers showed that their software endowed the walking robot Hector with a simple form of consciousness. Their new research goes one step further: they have now developed a software ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a new resonance phenomenon in a dielectric elastomer rotary joint that can make the artificial joint bend up and down, like a flapping ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function. Researchers have tested a range of brain-controlled devices ... read more

Novel Sensor System Provides Continuous Smart Monitoring of Machinery and Plant Equipment

Mar. 26, 2015 — A new method of continuously monitoring the status of machinery is currently being developed. The mobile tablet-based system supplies information on the operational state of industrial machinery and ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated a new approach to joining -- and reconfiguring -- modular DNA building units, by snapping together complementary shapes instead of zipping together strings of base ... read more

Mobile Battery Life Can Be Prolonged With System Settings

Mar. 25, 2015 — By using crowdsourced measurements researchers explain the energy impact of smartphone system settings, and their results show how to improve a mobile device's battery lifetime by adjusting the ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Firefighters moving through smoke-filled buildings could save vital seconds and find it easier to identify objects and obstacles, thanks to revolutionary reins that enable robots to act like guide ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — Researchers have created an electromechanical device -- a humidity sensor -- on a bacterial spore. Like other first-generation bio-robots, the new nanobot is a far cry from Robocop. It's a ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — Engineers have taken a leaf out of nature's book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexible and lightweight ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Researchers who develop snake-like robots have picked up a few tricks from real sidewinder rattlesnakes on how to make rapid and even sharp turns with their undulating, modular device. Working with ... read more

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