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Blog: Imaging
Researchers have leveraged deep learning techniques to enhance the image quality of a metalens camera. The new approach uses AI to turn low-quality images into high-quality ones.
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Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers have demonstrated a new method that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and computer simulations to train robotic exoskeletons to autonomously help users save energy while walking, running, and climbing stairs.
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Blog: Materials
A University of Pennsylvania team demonstrated memory technology capable of enduring temperatures as high as 600 °C — more than twice the tolerance of any commercial drives on the market — and these characteristics were maintained for more than 60 hours.
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Quiz: Unmanned Systems
How much do you know about unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs)? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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Blog: Medical
Researchers have developed a method to make adaptive and eco-friendly sensors that can be directly and imperceptibly printed onto a wide range of biological surfaces.
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INSIDER: Design

Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated miniature soft hydraulic actuators that can be used to control the deformation and motion...

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INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Scientists have created innovative soft robots equipped with electronic skins and artificial muscles, allowing them to sense their surroundings and adapt...

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INSIDER: Nanotechnology

At first glance, Rabih O. Al-Kaysi’s molecular motors look like the microscopic worms you’d see in a drop of pond water. But these wriggling ribbons are not alive;...

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Blog: Medical
The soft-robotic prototype, driven by strong magnets controlled by a wearable external actuator, can aid patients suffering from blockages caused by tumors or those requiring stents.
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Quiz: Test & Measurement
Programmable DC power supplies have many more uses than those that are just controlled manually. The output levels can be remotely programmed to meet system and application requirements, for example in performing equipment testing. How much do you know about programmable power supplies? Take this quiz to find out.
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Blog: Energy
My opinion: I take a look at some cases where it makes sense to use non-battery methods to store energy.
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Blog: Imaging
The images that come out of this model are ready to be used to train segmentation models. In a sense, it’s doing microscopy without a microscope.
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Quiz: Connectivity
The science of transmitting data, voice, and images by the passage of light through thin, transparent fibers, fiber optics play a pivotal role in our daily lives. How much do you know about fiber optics? Find out with this quiz.
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Blog: Materials
Meet perovskite. The synthetic semiconducting material has the potential to convert substantially more solar power than silicon at a lower production cost.
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Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
A system for generating interactive 3D environments, Holodeck generates a virtually limitless range of indoor environments, using AI to interpret users’ requests.
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Quiz: Connectivity
Office buildings use a significant portion of the world’s energy resources. Integrated building systems such as HVAC and lighting can significantly reduce that load. How much do you know about integrated building systems? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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Blog: Design
Researchers merged origami and modern materials science to create a soft robot that bends and twists through mazes with ease.
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Blog: Energy
Researchers used X-ray absorption analysis and theoretical calculations to explore the fine details of changes in the structure of the cathode material caused by introducing different dopant elements.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers from NUS, together with industry partners Soitec and NXP Semiconductors, have demonstrated a new class of silicon systems that...

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INSIDER: Information Technology

Health-monitoring apps can help people manage chronic diseases or stay on track with fitness goals, using nothing more than a smartphone. However, these...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Silicon semiconductors have become the ‘oil’ of the computer age, as was demonstrated recently by the chip shortage crisis. However, one of the disadvantages...

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Quiz: RF & Microwave Electronics
How much do you know about avionics systems? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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Blog: Design
The team demonstrated that the sliding suction is a low-cost, energy-efficient, high-payload, and clean adhesive locomotion strategy, which has high potential for use in climbing robots, outdoor inspection robots, and robotic transportation.
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INSIDER: AR/AI

An international group of researchers has created a new approach to imitating human motion through combining central pattern generators (CPGs) and deep reinforcement learning (DRL). The method not...

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INSIDER: Design

Getting robots to perform even a simple task requires tons of behind-the-scenes work. Part of the challenge is planning and executing movements, everything from turning wheels to lifting...

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INSIDER: Research Lab

Scientists at the University of Oregon have discovered that colonies of gelatinous sea animals swim through the ocean in giant corkscrew shapes using coordinated jet propulsion, an...

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Blog: Energy
My opinion: We need a holistic approach to energy storage — we should start with the general category and then analyze the pros and cons of different technologies to solve different problems.
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Blog: Medical
Researchers from the University of Nottingham have led work that has fabricated personalized medicine using Multi-Material InkJet 3D Printing (MM-IJ3DP).
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INSIDER: Imaging

Think of all the information we get based on how an object interacts with wavelengths of light — also known as color. Color can tell us if food is safe to eat or if a piece of...

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