UW team shatters long-range communication barrier for devices that consume almost no power

University of Washington researchers have demonstrated for the first time that devices that run on almost zero power can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers — breaking a long-held barrier and potentially enabling a vast array of interconnected devices.

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Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch

A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.

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Fast magnetic writing of data

Magnetic data storage has long been considered too slow for use in the working memories of computers. Researchers at ETH have now investigated a technique by which magnetic data writing can be done considerably faster and using less energy.

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Tiny nanopackages built out of DNA help scientists peek at how neurons work

A team of scientists from the University of Chicago designed a way to use microscopic capsules made out of DNA to deliver a payload of tiny molecules directly into a cell.

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Sweet success: Nanocapsule perfectly binds sucrose in water

Researchers from Tokyo Tech and Kyoto University have developed an artificial receptor that can bind sucrose in water with exquisite precision. The achievement represents a leap forward for the development of biosensors, and provides new insights into our perception of sweetness.

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Breakthrough in Dissolving Electronics Holds Promise for Biomedicine

Discovery Has Applications for Eco-Friendly Disposal, Data Security and Healthcare. Researchers from the University of Houston and China have reported a new type of electronic device that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules in the atmosphere.

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Ames Laboratory scientists move graphene closer to transistor applications

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory were able to successfully manipulate the electronic structure of graphene, which may enable the fabrication of graphene transistors.

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Use of ethanol in vehicles reduces pollution by nanoparticles, study shows

Use of ethanol in vehicles reduces pollution by nanoparticles, a study shows. Levels of ultrafine particulate matter in São Paulo City, Brazil, increased by up to 30 percent at times when ethanol prices rose and consumption fell.

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BYU-created mini tool has massive potential

BYU researchers have created a miniaturized, portable version of a tool now capable of analyzing Mars’ atmosphere — and that’s just one of its myriad possible uses.

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Playing Smartphone App Aids Concussion Recovery in Teens

In an effort to minimize activity and allow the brain time to rest and heal, doctors advise patients who’ve suffered concussions to avoid screen time on computers, televisions, tablets and smartphones. But during a recent study, researchers actually encouraged teenagers to use an app on their smartphones specifically designed to help them recover. And the results were encouraging.

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Dating? A magic formula to predict attraction is more elusive than ever

Study finds machine learning can predict aspects of attraction, but not the perfect soulmate. Dating websites often claim attraction between two people can be predicted from the right combination of traits and preferences, but a new study casts doubt on that assertion.

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Could a robot do your job?

The ABC have published a database that answers the question of how susceptible your job is to automation. You can find the database and search for your job here http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-08/could-a-robot-do-your-job-artificial-intelligence/8782174 The ABC...
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The Dawning of Robot Ethics

Download Article As we’ve seen from recent reports on sex robots and newspaper articles discussing the pending job loss as a result of robotics and AI, the introduction of robots into our society is increasing rapidly, and it will change the way we live our lives like...
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Quantum Machine Learning

An international team of scientists presents a thorough review in Nature on quantum machine learning, its current status and future prospects. Language acquisition in young children is apparently connected with their ability to detect patterns.

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