Can AI predict what different cars will do by classifing the social personalities of drivers?

Self-driving cars are coming. But for all their fancy sensors and intricate data-crunching abilities, even the most cutting-edge cars lack something that (almost) every 16-year-old with a learner’s permit has: social awareness. While autonomous technologies have improved substantially, they still ultimately view the drivers around them as obstacles made up of ones and zeros, rather

Can AI predict what different cars will do by classifing the social personalities of drivers?

New research dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to flush a conventional toilet

Innovative coating could reduce toilet water consumption by half, increase water sustainability Every day, more than 141 billion liters of water are used solely to flush toilets. With millions of global citizens experiencing water scarcity, what if that amount could be reduced by 50%? The possibility may exist through research conducted at Penn State, released

New research dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to flush a conventional toilet

A new effective approach to converting heat to electricity has huge potential

Dr Tony Shien-Ping Feng of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and his team invented a Direct Thermal Charging Cell (DTCC) which can effectively convert heat to electricity, creating a huge potential to reduce greenhouse effects by capturing exhaust heat and cutting down primary energy wastage. The new invention

A new effective approach to converting heat to electricity has huge potential

Transforming how we monitor the structural health of civil infrastructure with artificial intelligence

The University of Surrey and King’s College London have developed a new machine learning algorithm (AI) that could transform the way we monitor major infrastructure – such as dams and bridges. In a paper published by the journal Structural Health Monitoring, researchers from Surrey and Kings detail how they created an AI system named SHMnet to analyse

Transforming how we monitor the structural health of civil infrastructure with artificial intelligence

Are major shifts taking place in phytoplankton populations that form the base of the ocean’s food web?

The ratio of carbon isotopes in three common species of tuna has changed substantially since 2000, suggesting major shifts are taking place in phytoplankton populations that form the base of the ocean’s food web, a new international study finds. The ratio of carbon isotopes in three common species of tuna has changed substantially since 2000,

Are major shifts taking place in phytoplankton populations that form the base of the ocean’s food web?

Could microorganisms living in the gut alter or even slow down the ageing process?

An international research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found that microorganisms living in the gut may alter the ageing process, which could lead to the development of food-based treatment to slow it down. All living organisms, including human beings, coexist with a myriad of microbial species living in and on

Could microorganisms living in the gut alter or even slow down the ageing process?

The next generation of bio-inspired synthetic materials may be inspired by squid

A finely tuned molecular process in the camouflage of certain squid may lead to the next generation of bio-inspired synthetic materials Squids, octopuses and cuttlefish are undisputed masters of deception and camouflage. Their extraordinary ability to change color, texture and shape is unrivaled, even by modern technology. Researchers in the lab of UC Santa Barbara

The next generation of bio-inspired synthetic materials may be inspired by squid

Is inflammation responsible for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness?

Scientists at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness. An estimated 12M UK citizens have a chronic medical condition, and many of them report severe mental fatigue that they characterize as ‘sluggishness’ or ‘brain fog’. This condition is

Is inflammation responsible for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness?

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