A technology that can process data up to hundred times faster and thus close the gap between the transport and processing speeds

Increased data volume and writing speed in a new antiferromagnetic-based memory Data hurtle down fiber-optic cables at frequencies of several terahertz. As soon as the data arrive on a PC or television, this speed must be throttled to match the data processing speed of the device components, which currently is in the range of a

A technology that can process data up to hundred times faster and thus close the gap between the transport and processing speeds

A way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon is a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs

Researchers using powerful supercomputers have found a way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon, a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs and improve devices such as sensors in self-driving vehicles. “Until now, this was considered impossible,” said C.R. Selvakumar, an engineering professor at the University of Waterloo who proposed the concept several years ago. High-frequency

A way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon is a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs

New facial recognition software and app can help protect endangered primates

New facial recognition software and app invented at Michigan State University can help protect endangered primates – more than 60 percent of which face extinction. Golden monkeys have lost so much habitat, they are only found in a handful of national parks in Africa; farming and illegal hardwood trade in Madagascar is gobbling up the

New facial recognition software and app can help protect endangered primates

New elastic smart fiber set to revolutionize smart clothing, prostheses and artificial nerves for robots

It’s a whole new way of thinking about sensors. The tiny fibers developed at EPFL are made of elastomer and can incorporate materials like electrodes and nanocomposite polymers. The fibers can detect even the slightest pressure and strain and can withstand deformation of close to 500% before recovering their initial shape. All that makes them

New elastic smart fiber set to revolutionize smart clothing, prostheses and artificial nerves for robots

Robots learn just by observing humans

Researchers from NVIDIA, led by Stan Birchfield and Jonathan Tremblay, developed a first of its kind deep learning-based system that can teach a robot to complete a task by just observing the actions of a human. The method is designed to enhance communication between humans and robots and at the same time further research that will enable

Robots learn just by observing humans

Quick and inexpensive new Zika test is going to be a game-changer in disease surveillance

A cheap and effective tool that could save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitos infected with Zika virus has been developed by researchers from the University of Queensland and colleagues in Brazil. Dr Maggy Sikulu-Lord and Dr Jill Fernandes, at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, found Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) was 18-times faster

Quick and inexpensive new Zika test is going to be a game-changer in disease surveillance

New device may allow for in vivo real-time proteomics to find cancer cells perhaps even as incisions are made

Isabelle Fournier and her team are out to change surgical oncology. “Better surgery is associated with better prognosis and higher survival,” said Fournier, a professor at the University of Lille and co-director of a proteomics center of INSERM, the French national institute of health. Her laboratory has worked for several years on a device they call the SpiderMass that

New device may allow for in vivo real-time proteomics to find cancer cells perhaps even as incisions are made

Using Amazon Alexa as a tool for software engineers

UBC computer scientists have turned Amazon Alexa into a tool for software engineers, tasking the virtual assistant to take care of mundane programming tasks, helping increase productivity and speed up workflow. Software engineers use many different tools for any one project. They work with millions of lines of computer code and run their code through

Using Amazon Alexa as a tool for software engineers

An ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems

Ultra-low-power sensors carrying genetically engineered bacteria can detect gastric bleeding. MIT researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems. This “bacteria-on-a-chip” approach combines sensors made from living cells with ultra-low-power electronics that convert the bacterial response into a wireless signal that

An ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems

Whence cometh the revolution: Atomic-scale manufacturing

Forthcoming manufacturing revolution akin to the arrival of the printing press Scientists at the University of Alberta have applied a machine learning technique using artificial intelligence to perfect and automate atomic-scale manufacturing, something which has never been done before. The vastly greener, faster, smaller technology enabled by this development greatly reduces impact on the climate

Whence cometh the revolution: Atomic-scale manufacturing

Nanoscale electronics getting ready to get big

Wits PhD student finds a way to control the spin transport in networks of the smallest conductor known to man Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand have found ways to control the spin transport in networks of the smallest electrical conductor known to man. By chemically attaching nano-particles of the rare earth element, gadolinium,

Nanoscale electronics getting ready to get big

3D printed mass produced autonomous boats could ferry goods and people and help clear up road congestion in waterway-rich cities

The future of transportation in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok, and Venice — where canals run alongside and under bustling streets and bridges — may include autonomous boats that ferry goods and people, helping clear up road congestion. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Senseable City Lab in

3D printed mass produced autonomous boats could ferry goods and people and help clear up road congestion in waterway-rich cities

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