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Tech Xplore / Restoring power during severe storms

With severe weather and natural disasters becoming more intense in a changing climate, a group of Georgia Tech researchers studied how recovery, guided by common policies from FEMA and industry, varies with respect to the ...

Sep 23, 2021 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / SpaceX satellite signals used like GPS to pinpoint location on Earth

Engineering researchers have developed a method to use signals broadcast by Starlink internet service satellites to accurately locate a position here on Earth, much like GPS does. It is the first time the Starlink system ...

Sep 23, 2021 in Telecom
Tech Xplore / Development of dendritic-network-implementable artificial neurofiber transistors

Advances in artificial-intelligence-based technologies have led to an astronomical increase in the amounts of data available for processing by computers. Existing computing methods often process data sequentially and therefore ...

Sep 23, 2021 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Disabled people can now use Android phones with face gestures

Using a raised eyebrow or smile, people with speech or physical disabilities can now operate their Android-powered smartphones hands-free, Google said Thursday.

Sep 23, 2021 in Consumer & Gadgets
Tech Xplore / Study: Geothermal energy could be generated from captured CO2

University of Alberta research is making new strides in discoveries about capturing and storing carbon—while also yielding a high-value end product from carbon dioxide.

Sep 23, 2021 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Understanding human-robot interaction critical in design of rehabilitation systems

Robotic body-weight support (BWS) devices can play a key role in helping people with neurological disorders to improve their walking. The team that developed the advanced body-weight support device RYSEN in 2018 has since ...

Sep 23, 2021 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / An autonomous system that can reach charge mobile robots without interrupting their missions

Researchers at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia have recently developed MobileCharger, an autonomous robotic system designed to charge other robots as they complete their missions. This system, presented ...

Sep 22, 2021 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Now everyone can build battery-free electronic devices

Last year, computer engineers from Northwestern University and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) introduced the world's first battery-free Game Boy, which harvests both solar energy and the user's kinetic energy from ...

Sep 22, 2021 in Consumer & Gadgets
Tech Xplore / Social robots may be more persuasive if they project less authority

In the future, socially interactive robots could help seniors age in place or assist residents of long-term care facilities with their activities of daily living. But will people actually accept advice or instructions from ...

Sep 22, 2021 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Winged microchip is smallest-ever human-made flying structure

Northwestern University engineers have added a new capability to electronic microchips: flight.

Sep 22, 2021 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Turning organic waste into renewable biofuel additives using radiation

Engineers at Lancaster University have led research that discovers a way to generate renewable biofuel additives, using radiation that could be derived from nuclear waste.

Sep 22, 2021 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Watch these tube-shaped robots roll up stairs, carry carts, and race one another

Researchers have designed a 4D-printed soft robot that self-assembles when heated and can take on challenging tasks like rolling uphill and navigating a bumpy and unpredictable landscape. The prototype, which is tube-shaped, ...

Sep 22, 2021 in Robotics