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Tech Xplore / New study identifies how AI fails to reproduce human vision

When a human spots a familiar face or an oncoming vehicle, it takes the brain a mere 100 milliseconds (about one-tenth of a second) to identify it and more importantly, place it in the right context so it can be understood, ...

Mar 17, 2023 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Team develops electronic skin as flexible as crocodile skin

The development of electronic skin with multiple senses is essential for various fields, including rehabilitation, health care, prosthetic limbs, and robotics. One of the key components of this technology is stretchable pressure ...

Tech Xplore / An AI tutor who teaches foreign language reading

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed a reading comprehension education AI technology that allows you to learn foreign language listening, speaking, and reading by talking to an artificial ...

Mar 17, 2023 in Consumer & Gadgets
Tech Xplore / Is the text real or fake? Tell the difference with science's help

AI tech tools such as ChatGPT are stealing the headlines. From writing poetry in a style reminiscent of 16th-century England to authoring academic research papers, chatbots designed for real-world services aren't going anywhere.

Mar 17, 2023 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / GPT-4's exciting—and ominous—achievements

Six decades ago, an episode of the legendary TV series "The Twilight Zone" warned us about the risks of ticking off machines. Frustrated by a wave of modern appliances, a grumpy magazine writer in the episode "A Thing About ...

Mar 16, 2023 in Internet
Tech Xplore / Fusion's future in the US could come down to dollars and cents

Fusion energy is often hailed as a limitless source of clean energy, but new research from Princeton University suggests that may only be true if the price is right.

Mar 16, 2023 in Business
Tech Xplore / An effective strategy to remotely operate snake robots

Animals have always been a great inspiration for robotic systems, as they offer fascinating natural examples of how different body structures can produce specific movements and locomotion styles. While most animal-inspired ...

Mar 16, 2023 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Scientists develop a 'cosmic concrete' that is twice as strong as regular concrete

Manchester scientists have created a new material, dubbed StarCrete, which is made from extra-terrestrial dust, potato starch, and a pinch of salt and could be used to build homes on Mars.

Mar 16, 2023 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / 3D-printed revolving devices can sense how they are moving

Integrating sensors into rotational mechanisms could make it possible for engineers to build smart hinges that know when a door has been opened, or gears inside a motor that tell a mechanic how fast they are rotating. MIT ...

Mar 16, 2023 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Stalactites and stalagmites in the battery? New research could lead to longer-lasting batteries

They are considered the "Holy Grail" of battery research: so-called "solid-state batteries." They no longer have a liquid core, as is the case with today's batteries, but consist of a solid material. This leads to several ...

Mar 16, 2023 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Scientists develop energy-saving, tunable meta-devices for high-precision, secure 6G communications

The future of wireless communications is set to take a giant leap with the advent of sixth-generation (6G) wireless technology. A research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) invented a groundbreaking tunable terahertz ...

Mar 16, 2023 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Tiny pH sensor could be next-gen freshness predictor for packaged food

Forget that expiration date on your salmon or yogurt. A graduate student at SMU (Southern Methodist University) has developed a miniature pH sensor that can tell when food has spoiled in real time.

Mar 16, 2023 in Engineering