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poplar trees

Redesigning Poplar Trees to Take the Drought … and the Salt...

Inside the phytotron, rows of white industrial cabinets hide the life expected in a greenhouse. A peek through a square viewing port, however, reveals...
Wide Learning

Fujitsu’s New AI Technology “Wide Learning” Enables Highly Precise Learning Even...

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of "Wide Learning," a machine learning technology capable of accurate judgements even when operators cannot obtain the...
robotsvideo

New Robot Crawls, Climbs and Sneaks Into Crannies

We’re always impressed by the way Dr. David Zarrouk, director of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Bio-Inspired and Medical Robotics Lab and a lecturer in the Department of...
Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Many Pregnant Women

One in three pregnant women has a vitamin D deficiency at the end of her pregnancy, a study recently published in PLOS ONE has...
liver disease

Gut Bacteria Markers Could Be a ‘Smoking Gun’ for Liver Disease

The findings, published in the journal Nature Medicine, hint at the potential for chemical by-products produced by the microbes living inside us to be used...
quantum bits

Quantum Transfer at the Push of a Button

In the new quantum information technologies, fragile quantum states have to be transferred between distant quantum bits. Researchers at ETH have now realized such...
quantum lego

Quantum LEGO: Building Ultracold Molecules

Physicists dream of having a rich supply of ultracold molecules with specific electronic properties. A dense gas of such particles would have exciting applications...
artificially intelligent wheelchair

Self-Driving AI Wheelchair Edges Closer to Aiding People with Disabilities

The research prize will help a team at Imperial College London to develop a self-driving, self-navigating wheelchair for paralysed people who can lead with their gaze....
artificial intelligence

After Uber, Tesla Incidents, Can Artificial Intelligence Be Trusted?

Given the choice of riding in an Uber driven by a human or a self-driving version, which would you choose?Considering last month’s fatal crash...
quantum bitsvideo

Precision Atom Qubits Achieve Milestone

The unique Australian approach of creating quantum bits from precisely positioned individual atoms in silicon is reaping major rewards, with UNSW Sydney-led scientists showing...
Microfluidicsvideo

Microfluidics from LEGO Bricks

MIT engineers have just introduced an element of fun into microfluidics.The field of microfluidics involves minute devices that precisely manipulate fluids at  submillimeter scales....
superconducting switch

NIST’s Superconducting Synapse May Be Missing Piece for ‘Artificial Brains’

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a superconducting switch that “learns” like a biological system and could connect processors...
Memristors

Thanks for the Memory: NIST Takes a Deep Look at Memristors

In the race to build a computer that mimics the massive computational power of the human brain, researchers are increasingly turning to memristors, which...
metamaterials

Building Blocks to Create Metamaterials

Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zürich in Switzerland have created a method to systematically design metamaterials using principles of quantum mechanics.Their work could pave...
Biofouling

Billions Could Be Saved in Shipping, Aquaculture

Sydney scientists have developed nanowrinkled coatings that could avoid the build-up of damaging biological material and save some of the $320 million annually spent...
blockchainvideo

Maersk and IBM to Form Joint Venture Applying Blockchain to Improve...

A.P. Moller – Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) and IBM today announced their intent to establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting...
earthquakes

Pressure Points for Human-Induced Earthquakes

Observations of induced earthquakes inspired KAUST researchers to develop a physics-based rupture model to determine the conditions most likely to cause large earthquakes. Potentially...
quantum system

Quantum Systems Work Together for Change, UChicago Scientists Find

The common link between liquid-crystal TVs and the birth of the universe, when you look at the big picture, is that they are both...
genetic circuits

Rice U. Biologists Create Toolkit for Tuning Genetic Circuits

Rice University scientists have created a toolkit for synthetic biologists who need to precisely tune the input and output levels of genetic circuits.The research,...
patent listvideo

IBM Breaks Records to Top U.S. Patent List for 25th Consecutive...

IBM inventors received a record 9,043 patents in 2017, marking the company’s 25th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership and crossing the 100,000-patent milestone....