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Tech Xplore / Cloud gaming faces challenges as Google prepares launch

Urging fans to plunge into a virtual high-res surround sound universe of extraordinary games, Google hopes its cloud-based Stadia platform will take the world by storm on its November launch.

Aug 24, 2019 in Consumer & Gadgets
Tech Xplore / Volocopter gets safety nod in push for air taxis of the future

How far off are we from hopping on and off air taxis as a familiar local mode of transport? Eyes this week were fixed on one company aggressively keeping up its bit to open commercial routes and bring this type of mobility ...

Aug 23, 2019 in Hi Tech & Innovation
Tech Xplore / A wearable system to assist visually impaired people

New technological advances could have important implications for those affected by disabilities, offering valuable assistance throughout their everyday lives. One key example of this is the guidance that technological tools ...

Aug 23, 2019 in Machine Learning & AI
Tech Xplore / Researchers advance organ-on-chip technology to advance drug development

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed an organ-on-an-electronic-chip platform, which uses bioelectrical sensors to measure the electrophysiology ...

Aug 23, 2019 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Scurrying roaches help researchers steady staggering robots

Ew, a cockroach! But it zips off before the swatter appears. Now, researchers have leveraged the bug's superb scurrying skills to create a cleverly simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots.

Aug 23, 2019 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Bioinspired robots can now learn to swarm on the go

A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviors in the wild is one step closer, thanks to research from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE).

Aug 23, 2019 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Energizing buildings

A solar façade developed at ETH Zurich combines electricity production with intelligent shading to achieve optimal energy balance.

Aug 23, 2019 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Testing a connected eco-driving system in field trials with heavy-duty trucks

Currently, 90 percent of fuel used for transportation is petroleum-based, making it one of the key contributors to air pollution worldwide. Recent technological advances, however, are finally enabling the development of new ...

Aug 22, 2019 in Automotive
Tech Xplore / Lasers enable engineers to weld ceramics, no furnace required

Smartphones that don't scratch or shatter. Metal-free pacemakers. Electronics for space and other harsh environments. These could all be made possible thanks to a new ceramic welding technology developed by a team of engineers ...

Aug 22, 2019 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Life-like robots soon to be reality

Life-like robots that can make decisions, adapt to their environment and learn, are one step closer thanks to a University of Bristol team who has demonstrated a new way of embedding computation into soft robotic materials. ...

Aug 22, 2019 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Deep learning enables scientists to identify cancer cells in blood in milliseconds

Researchers at UCLA and NantWorks have developed an artificial intelligence-powered device that detects cancer cells in a few milliseconds—hundreds of times faster than previous methods. With that speed, the invention could ...

Aug 22, 2019 in Machine Learning & AI
Tech Xplore / AI system optimally allocates workloads across thousands of servers to cut costs, save energy

A novel system developed by MIT researchers automatically "learns" how to schedule data-processing operations across thousands of servers—a task traditionally reserved for imprecise, human-designed algorithms. Doing so ...

Aug 22, 2019 in Computer Sciences