How Can Drones Be a Part of Successful Disaster Response Operations for Public Safety Departments?

February 18, 2019 by Jeremiah Karpowicz Panama City, FL – Lorean “Ty” Rozier, an FAA-certified remote pilot from the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) surveys damage from the impact of Hurricane Michael. The UAS Drones Disaster Conferences are designed to bring together government, industry, and academia for two days of learning and live drone flight demonstrations. Taking […]

Renewable energy generation with kites and drones

February 20, 2019, Carlos III University of Madrid Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) are a new kind of technology to harvest wind energy. The expensive and heavy tower and rotor of a conventional wind turbine are replaced by a light tether and an aircraft (flexible giant kites or large drones), respectively. In the so-called ground […]

Engineers develop room temperature, two-dimensional platform for quantum technology

February 11, 2019, University of Pennsylvania Quantum computers promise to be a revolutionary technology because their elementary building blocks, qubits, can hold more information than the binary, 0-or-1 bits of classical computers. But to harness this capability, hardware must be developed that can access, measure and manipulate individual quantum states. Researchers at the University of […]

GPU news: Time for another go at waferscale computer

FEBRUARY 4, 2019 by Nancy Cohen , Tech Xplore Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Los Angeles, are behind the recent development for a wafer-scale computer that aims to be faster, more energy efficient, than contemporary counterparts. Engineers aim to use something called “silicon interconnect fabric” to build […]

Scaling up search for analogies could be key to innovation

FEBRUARY 4, 2019 by Carnegie Mellon University Investment in research is at an all-time high, yet the rate of scientific breakthroughs isn’t setting any records. To resolve this quandary, scientists are turning to artificial intelligence and crowdsourcing for help in identifying a key inspiration for innovation—the perfect analogy. Wilbur Wright, for instance, famously got his […]

10 Ways Blockchain Is Revolutionizing Smart Cities

by Sergio on Jun 30, 2018 Blockchain technology is boosting the bottom line of private and public sector It’s touted as the “secret sauce” that will transform smart cities of the future, establishing trust and transparency in government through an immutable digital record — one that’s able to connect sky’s-the-limit endpoints while being virtually hack proof. Blockchain technology […]

A new model introduces the concept of adaptive virtual organisms (VOs)

JANUARY 31, 2019 by Ingrid Fadelli , Tech Xplore Researchers at the University of Bucharest have recently developed a compositional model for complex hardware-software binding. Their model, outlined in a paper pre-published on arXiv, introduces the notion of a “virtual organism” (VO) that resides somewhere between slightly reconfigurable hardware agents and abstract, intelligent and adaptive […]

What Is Zero-Knowledge Proof And Why You Should Care

by Harry Alford on Sep 16, 2018 Zero-knowledge proofs or zero-knowledge protocols (ZKP) were first introduced in the mid-80s by a group of MIT researchers in their paper, “The Knowledge Complexity Of Interactive Proof Systems.” They essentially defined ZKP as a method by which one party can interact with another party and provide proof of […]

A new vehicle search system for video surveillance networks

JANUARY 25, 2019 by Ingrid Fadelli, Tech Xplore A team of researchers at JD AI Research and Beijing University have recently developed a progressive vehicle search system for video surveillance networks, called PVSS. Their system, presented in a paper pre-published on arXiv, can effectively search for a specific vehicle that appeared in surveillance footage. Vehicle search […]

3-D printing 100 times faster with light

JANUARY 11, 2019 by University of Michigan Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3-D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3-D printing processes, University of Michigan researchers have shown. 3-D printing could change the game for relatively small manufacturing […]

Scientists discover a process that stabilizes fusion plasmas

January 9, 2019 by John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Scientists seeking to bring the fusion reaction that powers the sun and stars to Earth must keep the superhot plasma free from disruptions. Now researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered a process that can help to […]

Robots of the future: more R2D2 than C3PO

JANUARY 9, 2019 by Chris Still, Csiro, CSIRO Researchers from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have offered a bold glimpse into what the robots of the future could look like. And it’s nothing like C3PO, or a T-800 Terminator. In a paper just published in Nature Machine Intelligence, CSIRO’s Active Integrated Matter Future Science Platform (AIM […]

Fusion power technology is coming

MARK FRAUENFELDER on JAN 4, 2019 The unrepeatability of the Fleischmann–Pons experiment in the 1980s soured the world on cold fusion as a possible energy source for decades, but recent fusion reactor breakthroughs seem to indicate that the world will soon have an abundant supply of cheap, clean energy. From Brian Bergstein’s article on Medium Science: An Italian […]

Controlling neurons with light—but without wires or batteries

JANUARY 2, 2019, by University of Arizona University of Arizona biomedical engineering professor Philipp Gutruf is first author on the paper Fully implantable, optoelectronic systems for battery-free, multimodal operation in neuroscience research, published in Nature Electronics. Optogenetics is a biological technique that uses light to turn specific neuron groups in the brain on or off. For example, researchers […]