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  • Silicon fluorescence shines through microcracks in cement, revealing early signs of damage January 25, 2022
    Scientists and engineers discover fluorescence from silicon nanoparticles in cement and show how it can be used to reveal early signs of damage in concrete structures.
  • Southern Ocean storms cause outgassing of carbon dioxide January 25, 2022
    Storms over the waters around Antarctica drive an outgassing of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a new international study. The research group used advanced ocean robots for the study, which provides a better understanding of climate change and can lead to better global climate models.
  • Studying the Big Bang with artificial intelligence January 25, 2022
    Artificial intelligence is being used for many extremely complex tasks. So why not use machine learning to study particle physics? As it turns out, this is not easy, because of some special mathematical properties of particle physics. But now, a neural network has been developed that can be used to study quark gluon plasma - […]
  • A soft, stretchable thermometer January 25, 2022
    The next generation of soft robotics, smart clothing and biocompatible medical devices are going to need integrated soft sensors that can stretch and twist with the device or wearer. The challenge: most of the components used in traditional sensing are rigid. Now, researchers have developed a soft, self-powered thermometer that can be integrated into stretchable […]
  • Harnessing noise in optical computing for AI January 21, 2022
    A research team has developed an optical computing system for AI and machine learning that not only mitigates the noise inherent to optical computing but actually uses some of it as input to help enhance the creative output of the artificial neural network within the system.
  • How robots learn to hike January 21, 2022
    Researchers have developed a new control approach that enables a legged robot, called ANYmal, to move quickly and robustly over difficult terrain. Thanks to machine learning, the robot can combine its visual perception of the environment with its sense of touch for the first time.
  • 3D robotic spine 'twin' and sensor offer new way to preview surgical interventions January 19, 2022
    Researchers created a novel 3D printed robotic replica of a human spine modified to include an artificial disc implant with a soft magnetic sensor array to enable surgeons to preview the effects of surgical interventions prior to the operation. The patient-specific model was based on a CT scan of the human spine. Results showed that […]
  • New models assess bridge support repairs after earthquakes January 18, 2022
    Civil engineers develop a computational modeling strategy to help plan effective repairs to damaged reinforced concrete columns.
  • Edge processing research takes discovery closer to use in artificial intelligence networks January 18, 2022
    Researchers have successfully demonstrated proof-of-concept of using their multimodal transistor (MMT) in artificial neural networks, which mimic the human brain. This is an important step towards using thin-film transistors as artificial intelligence hardware and moves edge computing forward, with the prospect of reducing power needs and improving efficiency, rather than relying solely on computer chips.
  • Listening to the leaves: Adding bioinspired veins to foamed polymers January 12, 2022
    Vascular systems found in trees transport vital nutrients from root, to branch, to leaf. In a new study, researchers have developed a chemical process to mimic this arboreal architecture in foamed polymers, enabling directional fluid transport and adding structure throughout the material.