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May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016

The Future of Sonar in Semiheated Oceans

May 25, 2016 — Light doesn't travel very far underwater so the navy uses sound to transmit messages. The speed of underwater sound depends on a combination of temperature, salinity and pressure. Understanding ... read more

May 16, 2016 — New technology for cleaning oil from lakes is best suited for lakes with thick sediments: stony, clay or sandy bottom, report scienitsts. This method allows cleaning both sediments and water and ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Scientists at the University of Sheffield have created a computer model of how bees avoid hitting walls -- which could be a breakthrough in the development of autonomous ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Surgeons and scientists have demonstrated that supervised, autonomous robotic soft tissue surgery on a live subject (in vivo) in an open surgical setting is feasible and outperforms standard clinical ... read more

Underwater Archaeology Looks at Atomic Relic of the Cold War

Apr. 28, 2016 — New research focuses on a single shipwreck as the lens through which maritime archaeology assesses the advent of the Atomic Age and the Cold War. The wreck is the World War II veteran aircraft ... read more

Emotion Detector: Facial Expression Recognition to Improve Learning, Gaming

Apr. 27, 2016 — A computer algorithm that can tell whether you are happy or sad, angry or expressing almost any other emotion would be a boon to the games industry. New research describes such a system that is ... read more

Robots May Be Able to Lift, Drive, and Chat, but Are They Safe and Trustworthy?

Apr. 26, 2016 — Automation experts conclude that the time is ripe for human factors researchers to contribute scientific insights that can tackle the many challenges of human-robot ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers will present a new, decentralized planning algorithm for teams of robots that factors in not only stationary obstacles, but also moving obstacles. The algorithm also requires ... read more

Recovering Energy from Power Plants

Apr. 27, 2016 — Researchers are harnessing the energy of moving seawater that is being used to cool a power plant in ... read more

Animal-Inspired Whiskers Key to New Navigation Technology

Apr. 15, 2016 — Researchers have developed artificial whiskers that allow robots to “see” the surroundings in dark and murky places by analysing the way the whiskers respond to water and air ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Combining the best features of a lobster and an African fish, engineers have created an artificial eye that can see in the dark. And their fishy false eyes could help search-and-rescue robots or ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Smart synthetic skins have the potential to allow robots to touch and sense what's around them, but keeping them powered up and highly sensitive at low cost has been a challenge. Now scientists ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A "Robird" will make its first flights at an airport location in February. The Robird is designed to scare away birds at airports and waste processing ... read more

Mobile Phone Surveillance Could Help Tackle Rabies

Apr. 12, 2016 — A mobile-phone-based system for rabies surveillance in Tanzania is demonstrating huge potential for mobile technologies to improve public health service delivery, especially in resource-poor ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — A collaborative research team has found humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help rehabilitate people suffering from social disorders such as schizophrenia or social phobia. It is thanks to ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — After studying how insects navigate through dense vegetation, researchers have come up with a system that can be applied to flying robots. By adapting the system to drones, they can be made to adjust ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers have devised and configured a new 5G radio access system for intervehicular communication. The system is intended to improve road safety in a future scenario where 5G technologies are ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — In computer aided vehicle engineering, you need accurate data on various environmental influences. This is the only way developers can conduct tests that simulate the experience of a real car. A ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — Two astronomers suggest humanity could use lasers to conceal the Earth from searches by advanced extraterrestrial ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Unmanned ships have received relatively little media attention compared to aerial drones and self-driving cars. Researchers in Korea have been developing technologies to enable and facilitate the ... read more

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