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3D Sketching System for Design Interaction

3D Sketching System for Design Interaction

Collaborative three-dimensional sketching is now possible thanks to a system known as Hyve-3D that University of Montreal researchers are presenting today at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference in Vancouver. “Hyve-3D is a new interface for 3D content creation via embodied and collaborative 3D sketching,” explained lead researcher Professor Tomás Dorta, of the university’s School of Design. [...]

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Sensors That Improve Rail Transport Safety

Sensors That Improve Rail Transport Safety

A new kind of human-machine communication is to make it possible to detect damage to rail vehicles before it’s too late and service trains only when they need it — all thanks to a cloud-supported, wireless network of sensors.   A train running on damaged wheels could easily be heading for serious trouble. This is [...]

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A New Laser for a Faster Internet

A New Laser for a Faster Internet

A new laser developed by a research group at Caltech holds the potential to increase by orders of magnitude the rate of data transmission in the optical-fiber network — the backbone of the Internet.   The study was published the week of February 10-14 in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy [...]

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An electronic tongue can identify brands of beer

An electronic tongue can identify brands of beer

Researchers have managed to distinguish between different varieties of beer using an electronic tongue. The discovery, published in the journal Food Chemistry, is accurate in almost 82% of cases.   Beer is the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drink in the world. Now, scientists at the Autonomous University of Barcelona have led a study [...]

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Gimball: A Crash-Happy Flying Robot

Gimball: A Crash-Happy Flying Robot

Gimball bumps into and ricochets off of obstacles, rather than avoiding them. This 34 centimeter in diameter spherical flying robot buzzes around the most unpredictable, chaotic environments, without the need for fragile detection sensors. This resiliency to injury, inspired by insects, is what sets it apart from other flying robots. Gimball is protected by a [...]

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New Technique Can Find Machinery Gremlins 100 Times Faster

New Technique Can Find Machinery Gremlins 100 Times Faster

Cost and time savings will be made with the development of a new algorithm that is more robust and efficient at detecting faults in industrial machines.   Academics from the Lincoln School of Engineering have devised a streamlined new process which can detect faults in industrial machines. Dr Jun Chen, Michael Gallimore, Professor Chris Bingham [...]

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Software Uses Cyborg Swarm to Map Unknown Environs

Software Uses Cyborg Swarm to Map Unknown Environs

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments — such as collapsed buildings — based on the movement of a swarm of insect cyborgs, or “biobots.”   “We focused on how to map areas where you have little or no precise information on where each biobot is, [...]

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Printed Electronics: A Multi-Touch Sensor Customizable With Scissors

Printed Electronics: A Multi-Touch Sensor Customizable With Scissors

If a pair of long pants is too long, it is cut to length. A board that does not fit into a bookcase is sawed to the right length. People often customize the size and shape of materials like textiles and wood without turning to specialists like tailors or carpenters. In the future this should [...]

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Video Game Technology: Motion Tracking Technology Is Extremely Precise, Inexpensive With Minimal Lag

Video Game Technology: Motion Tracking Technology Is Extremely Precise, Inexpensive With Minimal Lag

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh have devised a motion tracking technology that could eliminate much of the annoying lag that occurs in existing video game systems that use motion tracking, while also being extremely precise and highly affordable.   Called Lumitrack, the technology has two components — projectors and sensors. A [...]

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New Device to Revolutionize Gaming in Virtual Realities

New Device to Revolutionize Gaming in Virtual Realities

How is it possible to walk through 3D virtual realities while staying in one place? Engineers from the Vienna University of Technology have solved this problem and are now introducing their “Virtualizer.”   Head-mounted devices, which display three dimensional images according one’s viewing direction, allowing the users to lose themselves in computer generated worlds are [...]

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