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Tech Xplore / UK looks to offshore wind for green energy transition

Britain, a global leader in offshore wind energy, plans to make the sector one of the pillars of its transition to carbon neutrality in the coming decades.

5 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Could your car seat trick brain with walk feels?

What's this? The long-time complaint you have of having to sit in cars during long hours in grueling commutes can be dropped, at least in part. Jaguar Land Rover believes that they will give you a way to trick your body ...

Jan 18, 2020 in Hi Tech & Innovation
Tech Xplore / Thin-film identification tags for transferring data to touchscreen devices

Today, countless electronic devices have touchscreens, including smart phones, tablets and smart home appliances. Touchscreen interfaces have become some of the most common means for users to communicate with and browse through ...

Jan 17, 2020 in Consumer & Gadgets
Tech Xplore / Edible 'security tag' to protect drugs from counterfeit

Manufacturing prescription drugs with distinct markings, colors, shapes or packaging isn't enough to protect them from counterfeiting, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reports have shown.

Jan 17, 2020 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Small screen tech: First look at new smart contact lens

The "eyes" have it—quite literally.

Jan 17, 2020 in Consumer & Gadgets
Tech Xplore / AI learning technique may illustrate function of reward pathways in the brain

A team of researchers from DeepMind, University College and Harvard University has found that lessons learned in applying learning techniques to AI systems may help explain how reward pathways work in the brain. In their ...

Jan 17, 2020 in Machine learning & AI
Tech Xplore / AlphaFold makes its mark in predicting protein structures

Players applaud, say words like Whoo, bang plastic knives on the table and enjoy the best weekends with artificial intelligence as the main act, thanks to AI unleashed in games.

Jan 17, 2020 in Machine learning & AI
Tech Xplore / 'Invisible computing' startup unveils smart contact lens

A startup focused on "invisible computing" Thursday unveiled a smart contact lens which delivers an augmented reality display in a user's field of vision.

Jan 16, 2020 in Consumer & Gadgets
Tech Xplore / 'PigeonBot' brings aircraft closer to feathered-flight

Since the dawn of the aviation era, inventors have strived to build aircraft that fly as nimbly as birds, whose morphable wings allow for faster, tighter turns and more efficient gliding.

Jan 16, 2020 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Photoelectrochemical water-splitting efficiency hits 4.5%

Solar-to-fuel conversion offers a promising technology to solve energy problems, yet device performance could be limited by undesired sunlight absorption. Researchers show copper thiocyanate can assist hole transport in oxide ...

Jan 16, 2020 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Nanoparticle levitated by light rotates at 300 billion rpm

A dumbbell-shaped nanoparticle powered just by the force and torque of light has become the world's fastest-spinning object.

Jan 16, 2020 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Improved brain chip for precision medicine

The Akay Lab biomedical research team at the University of Houston is reporting an improvement on a microfluidic brain cancer chip previously developed in their lab. The new chip allows multiple-simultaneous drug administration, ...

Jan 16, 2020 in Engineering