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Composite Materials can be Designed in a Supercomputer ‘Virtual Lab’

Composite Materials can be Designed in a Supercomputer ‘Virtual Lab’

UCL scientists have shown how advanced computer simulations can be used to design new composite materials. Nanocomposites, which are widely used in industry, are revolutionary materials in which microscopic particles are dispersed through plastics. But their development until now has been largely by trial and error.   The ‘virtual lab’ developed using supercomputer simulations greatly [...]

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New Tool for Exploring Cells in 3D Created

New Tool for Exploring Cells in 3D Created

Researchers can now explore viruses, bacteria and components of the human body in more detail than ever before with software developed at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).   In a study published online ahead of print December 1 by the journal Nature Methods, the researchers demonstrated how the software, called cellPACK, can be used to [...]

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A 3D, Talking Map for the Blind (And Everyone)

A 3D, Talking Map for the Blind (And Everyone)

These maps are made for talking. And touching. And they’re beautiful, too. Touch-responsive maps bring interactive wayfinding to a new level, providing independence to the visually impaired.   In partnership with Touch Graphics Inc., developers at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) have built and tested a new [...]

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Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence for the First Time

Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence for the First Time

Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary University of London have taught a computer to create magic tricks.   The researchers gave a computer program the outline of how a magic jigsaw puzzle and a mind reading card trick work, as well the results of experiments into how humans understand magic tricks, and the [...]

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Virtual Reality Speeds Up Rehabilitation

Virtual Reality Speeds Up Rehabilitation

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has successfully developed a novel training programme using haptic technology for impaired hands that cannot function normally. This programme is unique as it provides force feedback, which creates a true sense of weight to the user through the control device.   Our hands are essential to our lives; we need [...]

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Printing Self-Learning Robots With 3D Printers

Printing Self-Learning Robots With 3D Printers

On the third floor of the Department of Informatics there is a robotics laboratory which looks like a playroom This is where researchers are testing how their robots can figure out how to move past barriers and other obstacles.   “In the future, robots must be able to solve tasks in deep mines on distant [...]

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Dance Choreography Improves Girls’ Computational Skills

Dance Choreography Improves Girls’ Computational Skills

Clemson researchers find that blending movement and computer programming supports girls in building computational thinking skills, according to an ongoing study funded by the National Science Foundation and emerging technology report published in journal Technology, Knowledge and Learning.   Even with increasing demands for computationally savvy workers, there is a lack of representation among women [...]

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Harnessing Error-Prone Chips

Harnessing Error-Prone Chips

As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, but that means a corresponding increase in power consumption.   With information technology consuming a steadily growing fraction of the world’s energy supplies, some researchers and hardware manufacturers are exploring the possibility of simply letting chips botch the occasional computation. [...]

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Gold Nanoparticles Confine Light On Nanoscale

Gold Nanoparticles Confine Light On Nanoscale

A multidisciplinary team at the Centre d’Elaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales (CEMES, CNRS), working in collaboration with physicists in Singapore and chemists in Bristol (UK), have shown that crystalline gold nanoparticles aligned and then fused into long chains can be used to confine light energy down to the nanometer scale while allowing its long-range [...]

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Computers: Powerful Allies in Fight Against AIDS

Computers: Powerful Allies in Fight Against AIDS

Effective treatment of HIV-virus is a race against time: Many of the drugs that have been potent killers of HIV-virus, have today lost their power, because the virus has become resistant to them. As a result science must constantly develop new drugs that can attack the virus in new ways.   Now researchers from the [...]

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