A prototype system allowing fighter pilots and soldiers on the battlefield real-time situational awareness was unveiled at last week's Paris Air Show by US defense manufacturers Raytheon. Called the Joint Tactical Air Controller system - or JTAC - the technology is designed to help prevent friendly-fire incidents where pilots inadvertently attack their allies.
Newsy (Feb. 27, 2014) Moov is much more than a fitness tracker. The watch-looking device knows how to run, swim and do pushups better than you, and it will coach you.
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AFP (Aug. 8, 2013) For autistic children, reading the emotions of those around them is a big challenge. Animals have long been used to help such kids to open up emotionally, and now researchers in Canada are testing an ... watch video
Reuters (Feb. 6, 2013) The brains controlling the next generation of interactive, walking robots may well come from a laboratory in Zurich, where scientists are testing new algorithms on juggling machines. With no sensory ... watch video
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Reuters (June 30, 2013) Researchers at the University of Tokyo are developing indoor projection technology that incorporates a sense of touch for interactive devices of the future. The system emits ultrasonic waves to ... watch video
Reuters (June 12, 2013) Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an interactive touch interface that can be projected on to any flat surface. Called 'World Kit', the system is geared towards allowing users ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 5, 2014) A Polish company is producing a high-resolution, interactive screen made of nothing but water vapour. The screen allows users to control images in mid-air. Suzannah Butcher reports.
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Sep. 26, 2016 A team of scientists studying solar cells made from cadmium telluride, a promising alternative to silicon, has discovered that microscopic "fault lines" within and between ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 A low-temperature process has been developed that has opened a window on the ability to combine incompatible materials, such as ceramics and plastics, into new, useful compound ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Researchers have measured the twisting force, or torque, generated by light on a silicon chip. Their work holds promise for applications such as miniaturized gyroscopes and torsional sensors to ... read more
Sep. 23, 2016 Multiferroics -- materials that exhibit both magnetic and electric order -- are of interest for next-generation computing but difficult to create because the conditions conducive to each of those ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 Short chains and rings of gold nanoparticles have now been produced with unprecedented precision. They used a special kind of nanoparticles with a well-defined structure and linked them together with ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new magnets have “north” and “south” poles. But what if single north and south poles exist, just ... read more
Jan. 14, 2015 Pilots receive extensive training on effectively handling emergency situations that may arise in the cockpit. However, during several recent airline incidents, the pilots neglected to apply the ... read more
Dec. 1, 2014 Researchers studied how the prolonged use of cockpit automation negatively impacts pilots’ ability to remember how to perform key critical thinking tasks. "There is widespread concern among ... read more