Cooling rooms with wind is better than with cold air

The effectiveness of non-mechanical, low-energy methods for moderating temperature and humidity has been evaluated in a series of experiments by researchers from the University of Cambridge. Natural ventilation is a low-energy way to keep buildings at a comfortable temperature, but in order to increase its use, we need simple, accurate models that can respond quickly

Cooling rooms with wind is better than with cold air

A smart microscope that uses machine learning to adapt lighting for much better diagnostics

Prototype microscope teaches itself the best illumination settings for diagnosing malaria Engineers at Duke University have developed a microscope that adapts its lighting angles, colors and patterns while teaching itself the optimal settings needed to complete a given diagnostic task. In the initial proof-of-concept study, the microscope simultaneously developed a lighting pattern and classification system

A smart microscope that uses machine learning to adapt lighting for much better diagnostics

Adding a sense of touch to virtual reality

Imagine holding hands with a loved one on the other side of the world. Or feeling a pat on the back from a teammate in the online game “Fortnite.” Northwestern University researchers have developed a new thin, wireless system that adds a sense of touch to any virtual reality (VR) experience. Not only does this

Adding a sense of touch to virtual reality

Self-cleaning concrete could save time money and reduce disease risk

Building materials that clean themselves could save immense time and labor in homes and businesses, as well as reduce disease risk in settings such as hospitals. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have made a new type of concrete that is strong, heat-insulating and soundproof –– and best of all, liquids like milk

Self-cleaning concrete could save time money and reduce disease risk

Quantum computers learn to check their own work

Quantum computers can potentially answer questions beyond the capabilities of classical computing – but their answers might not be reliable University of Warwick scientists have developed a protocol for quantum computers to measure how close their answers are to the correct ones Checking whether these answers are correct using classical methods is extremely resource-intensive Could

Quantum computers learn to check their own work

DMT affects human consciousness by significantly altering the brain’s electrical activity

Scientists have peered inside the brain to show how taking DMT affects human consciousness by significantly altering the brain’s electrical activity. DMT (or dimethyltryptamine) is one of the main psychoactive constituents in ayahuasca, the psychedelic brew traditionally made from vines and leaves of the Amazon rainforest. The drink is typically prepared as part of a

DMT affects human consciousness by significantly altering the brain’s electrical activity

Riders in autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars

Researchers have designed multiplayer games occupants of autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars. A new study, led by researchers from the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics in collaboration with Waterloo’s Games Institute, details three games created for level three and higher semi-autonomous vehicles. The researchers also made suggestions for

Riders in autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars

Recycled water has a very real marketing problem

UC Riverside study shows that, while people can come to appreciate recycled water’s benefits, they still don’t want to use it If people are educated on recycled water, they may come to agree it’s perfectly safe and tastes as good — or better — than their drinking water. They may even agree it’s an answer

Recycled water has a very real marketing problem

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