A team of geologists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a deep neural network machine learning model that studies earth’s geomagnetic field data for faster warnings before earthquakes and tsunamis.
A combined team of neuroscientists from the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University have successfully demonstrated a device that connects participants’ brain, enabling them to share their thoughts and cooperate while playing a Tetris-style video game together.
Smart devices are showing up in homes across the country — from controllers like Amazon Echo and Google Home to smart thermostats, garage door openers and everything in between. Even the power grid is starting to transition to smart technology, even though most people don’t realize it. What is the smart grid, and how can transitioning to it benefit society?
Engineers at University of Tokyo have created tiny lights that can levitate using ultrasonic waves. Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, the particle weighs 16.2 mg, has a diameter of 3.5 mm, and glows red – bright enough to illuminate text.
Researchers have developed an electronic skin that can heal itself - and is fully recyclable. The e-skin is a thin, translucent material with sensors embedded to mimic function and mechanical properties of human skin such as sensing pressure temperature, humidity and air flow.
Engineers at Cornell University have developed a programming language that allows tiny robots to behave autonomously like real insects. For the study, the team used 80-milligram flying RoboBee developed by Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory and made use of neuromorphic computer chips – which can process spikes of electrical current that fire in complex combinations, similar to how neurons fire inside a brain – to power it.
When you install a new app on your smartphone, it generally asks for your permission before accessing personal information. Generally speaking, this isn’t so bad because some of the information these apps are collecting are necessary for them to work properly. However, once you have granted access to your personal information, researchers say the app can share your data with anyone the app’s developer wants to – letting third-party companies track where you are, how fast you’re moving and what you’re doing. They also find that 7 in 10 of the apps you have in your smartphone are already doing so to third-party tracking companies like Google Analytics, the Facebook Graph API or Crashlytics.
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to your body heat during workout.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a miniature device so sensitive it can feel the forces generated by swimming bacteria and hear the beating of heart muscle cells.