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Tailored ‘Activity Coaching’ by Smartphone

Tailored ‘Activity Coaching’ by Smartphone

Today’s smartphone user can obtain a lot of data about his or her health, thanks to built-in or separate sensors. Researcher Harm op den Akker of the University of Twente (CTIT Institute) now takes this health monitoring to a higher level. Using the system he developed, the smartphone also acts as an ‘activity coach’: it [...]

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Robots Find Tagged Household Objects Easily

Robots Find Tagged Household Objects Easily

Mobile robots could be much more useful in homes, if they could locate people, places and objects. Today’s robots usually see the world with cameras and lasers, which have difficulty reliably recognizing things and can miss objects that are hidden in clutter. A complementary way robots can “sense” what is around them is through the [...]

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Cheetah Robot Runs and Jumps, Untethered

Cheetah Robot Runs and Jumps, Untethered

Speed and agility are hallmarks of the cheetah: The big predator is the fastest land animal on Earth, able to accelerate to 60 mph in just a few seconds. As it ramps up to top speed, a cheetah pumps its legs in tandem, bounding until it reaches a full gallop.   Now MIT researchers have [...]

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Algorithm Lets Drones Monitor Their Own Health

Algorithm Lets Drones Monitor Their Own Health

In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggesting that fleets of flying robots might serve as autonomous messengers that shuttle packages to customers within 30 minutes of an order.   To ensure [...]

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Software for Diagnosing Eye Sensitivity

Software for Diagnosing Eye Sensitivity

Researchers at the University of Alicante have developed high-precision software for diagnosing eye sensitivity. This is a new technology that allows to quantify the degree of opacity in the posterior capsule of the eye caused by the growth of cells in the intraocular lens.   The opacity of the posterior capsule is currently the most [...]

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Computer Program to Teach Itself Everything?

Computer Program to Teach Itself Everything?

In today’s digitally driven world, access to information appears limitless. But when you have something specific in mind that you don’t know, like the name of that niche kitchen tool you saw at a friend’s house, it can be surprisingly hard to sift through the volume of information online and know how to search for [...]

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Stunning Art: Invisible Wireless Networks

Stunning Art: Invisible Wireless Networks

Invisible wireless networks are transformed into beautiful beams of colour in a series of photographs.   The images, created by Newcastle University researcher Luis Hernan, show the ‘spectres’ of wireless networks sweeping, swirling and swooping around a ghostly figure. They were produced as part of Luis’s Digital Ethereal project, which aims to bring the invisible [...]

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World’s First Global Jellyfish Database

World’s First Global Jellyfish Database

An international study, led by the University of Southampton, has led to the creation of the world’s first global database of jellyfish records to map jellyfish populations in the oceans.   The debate regarding future trends, and subsequent ecological, biogeochemical and societal impacts, of jellyfish and jellyfish blooms in a changing ocean is hampered by [...]

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New System Improves Minimally Invasive Surgery?

New System Improves Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a computerized process that could make minimally invasive surgery more accurate and streamlined using equipment already common in the operating room.   In a report published recently in the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology, the researchers say initial testing of the algorithm shows that their image-based guidance system is [...]

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Finding Software Errors Via Genetic Algorithms

Finding Software Errors Via Genetic Algorithms

According to a current study from the University of Cambridge, software developers are spending about the half of their time on detecting errors and resolving them. Projected onto the global software industry, according to the study, this would amount to a bill of about 312 billion US dollars every year. “Of course, automated testing is [...]

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