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Tech Xplore / Ford announces infotainment screens to show ads from local billboards

The Ford Motor Company has announced the passing of a patent for a new program that will draw information from the billboard ads surrounding the area where a Ford-manufactured car is driving and display segments of that data ...

May 14, 2021 in Automotive
Tech Xplore / Researchers suggest pathway for improving stability of next-generation solar cells

Scientists have uncovered the exact mechanism that causes new solar cells to break down, and suggest a potential solution.

May 14, 2021 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Artificial intelligence identifies the tiger mosquito from photos in the Mosquito Alert

Researchers from Mosquito Alert (who belong to CEAB-CSIC, CREAF and UPF) together with researchers from the University of Budapest have shown that an artificial intelligence algorithm is capable of recognizing the tiger mosquito ...

May 14, 2021 in Machine learning & AI
Tech Xplore / New sensors detect explosive materials, viral particles at part-per-quadrillion level

We are frequently reminded of how vulnerable our health and safety are to threats from nature or those who wish to harm us.

May 14, 2021 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Researchers use deep learning to 'denoise' nanopore data

Scientists from the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research at Osaka University have used machine-learning methods to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio in data collected when tiny spheres are passed through microscopic ...

May 14, 2021 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Finding control in hard-to-predict systems

Input one, output one; input two, output two; input three; output purple—what kind of system is this? Computer algorithms can exist as non-deterministic systems, in which there are multiple possible outcomes for each input. ...

May 14, 2021 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Two-in-one: Wide-angle monitoring meets high-resolution capture in new camera platform

If you're a fan of spy movies, you've probably come across scenes where the intelligence agents try to identify or detect a perpetrator using some sophisticated image enhancement technology on surveillance camera images. ...

May 14, 2021 in Software
Tech Xplore / Improving touch screens with AI

ETH Computer scientists have developed a new AI solution that enables touchscreens to sense with eight times higher resolution than current devices. Thanks to AI, their solution can infer much more precisely where fingers ...

May 14, 2021 in Software
Tech Xplore / Helping robots collaborate to get the job done

Sometimes, one robot isn't enough.

May 14, 2021 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Breakthrough in reverse osmosis may lead to most energy-efficient seawater desalination ever

Making fresh water out of seawater usually requires huge amounts of energy. The most widespread process for desalination is called reverse osmosis, which works by flowing seawater over a membrane at high pressure to remove ...

May 13, 2021 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Newly discovered Wi-Fi vulnerabilities called FragAttacks place all mobile devices at risk

Fragmentation and aggregation attacks—or frag attacks—refer to a series of design flaws and programming security vulnerabilities affecting Wi-Fi devices. Recent studies have shown that any attacker within radio range ...

May 13, 2021 in Consumer & Gadgets
Tech Xplore / Making AI algorithms show their work

Artificial intelligence (AI) learning machines can be trained to solve problems and puzzles on their own instead of using rules that we made for them. But often, researchers do not know what rules the machines make for themselves. ...

May 13, 2021 in Computer Sciences