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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Mar. 23, 2017 — Traffic researchers are developing technology that will take the huge amounts of data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation, sort through it all and identify problems. The goal is early ... read more

Virtual Characters That Touch You Are Seen as Being Warmer and Friendlier

Mar. 6, 2017 — Touch is a basic need. A new study has shown that virtual characters that can touch you are seen as being warmer and friendlier. Previous research had already shown that this applies to human ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — With the addition of holographic diffusers or frosted glasses to wavefront modulators, researchers offer a simple and practical solution to significantly enhance the performance of 3D dynamic ... read more

Jan. 13, 2017 — The variety of car models has increased significantly over the past decades. Take Volkswagen: In 1950, the automaker produced just two model ranges – the Beetle and the transporter. Long gone are ... read more

Image-Based Modeling

Dec. 29, 2016 — Novel and realistic simulation tool combining high resolution biomedical imaging and supercomputer computational fluid dynamics results in ability to model the exact hydrodynamic microenvironment ... read more

Realistic Training for Extreme Flight Conditions

Dec. 27, 2016 — Missions at sea, in mountainous regions or close to skyscrapers are extremely risky for helicopter pilots. The turbulent air flows near oil rigs, ships, cliffs and tall buildings can throw a ... read more

New Virtual Reality Technology May Improve Motor Skills in Damaged Limbs

Dec. 14, 2016 — New research suggests that a combination of traditional physical therapy and technology may improve the motor skills and mobility of an impaired hand by having its healthy partner hand lead by ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — Talking hands-free on a mobile phone while driving is just as distracting as a conversation using a hand-held phone, despite one being illegal and the other not, a road safety study has ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Doctors performing medical check-ups want a full picture of the patient's health without using the scalpel. Engineers who want to investigate the stability of a bridge without cutting into it ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — When is a traffic jam not a traffic jam? When it's a quantum traffic jam, of course. Only in quantum physics can traffic be standing still and moving at the same time, say ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — A researcher has created a life-size humanoid telepresence robot on a drone platform, which allows users a virtual flight experience and an opportunity to interact with people at remote ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — Finding the ideal position for interventional needles – as used in biopsies, for instance – is a difficult and time-consuming process. This can now be performed automatically, using a robotic arm ... read more

Bio-Inspired Lower-Limb 'Wearing Robotic Exoskeleton' for Human Gait Rehab

Oct. 25, 2016 — Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles. Wearable “robot-assisted training” is quickly emerging ... read more

World-First Demonstration of Virtualized 5G Architecture

Oct. 24, 2016 — The University of Surrey's 5GIC (part of the Institute for Communications Systems) has -- for the first time worldwide -- produced a full demonstration of its FDC, which points to a significant ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Transparent plastic optical lenses can be manufactured cheaply and in any shape. However, a downside is that they reflect light just as much as glass does. Researchers are exhibiting a new type of ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Researchers have developed computer simulations showing how lasers attack oral bacterial colonies, suggesting that benefits of using lasers in oral debridement include killing bacteria and promoting ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — A chemist has won a grant to access a supercomputer network funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The research group will use its time to better define the atom-to-atom interactions of ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Engineers have developed a simple, energy-efficient way to create three-dimensional acoustic holograms. The technique could revolutionize applications ranging from home stereo systems to medical ... read more

Researchers Create 3-D Full-Color Holographic Images With Nanomaterials

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers are creating a new approach to reconstruct 3-D full-color holographic images by using just one layer of nanoscale metallic film. This work has a huge potential to change our daily lives ... read more

New Lab Mimics the Sound of Any Room

Oct. 11, 2016 — Researchers have developed a sound laboratory that can reproduce the acoustics of any environment from cars to concert halls. One goal is better design of sound systems for ... read more

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