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Stretchable 'skin' sensor gives robots human sensation

Published by Blessing Adaeze Igwe 8 months ago in Robotics Engineering

Cornell University researchers have created a fiber-optic sensor that combines low-cost LEDs and dyes, resulting in a stretchable ''skin'' that detect...

VR architecture reveals stunning details, but can't always capture ambience

Published by Mary Olubunmi Adeyemo 9 months ago in Architectural Engineering

We were used to consuming architecture—both near to home and far away—with ease. But this year, our travel wings severed, heritage sites found themsel...

Hologenomics: Retells the Story of Life

Published by Clara Oluwaremi Braimah 10 months ago in Biomedical Engineering

The Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics is retelling the story of life. Center Director Tom Gilbert believes in the interaction between genes and mic...

New green materials could power smart devices using ambient light

Published by Pascal Ovuakporaye Origbo 11 months ago in Materials Engineering

We are increasingly using more smart devices like smartphones, smart speakers, and wearable health and wellness sensors in our homes, offices, and pub...

Researchers find connection between household chemicals and gut microbiome

Published by Binta Lara Sada 1 year ago in Chemical Engineering

A team of researchers for the first time has found a correlation between the levels of bacteria and fungi in the gastrointestinal tract of children an...

Researchers create armored emulsions as tiny test tubes for parallel reactions

Published by Phillip Idongesit Ibunga 1 year ago in Bioprocess Engineering

Bioengineers and mathematicians have invented the first-ever 'armored' emulsions. The armor comes in the form of tiny soft U-shaped cups, about a half...

New semiconductor coating may pave way for future green fuels

Published by Cynthia Titilayo Adedeji 1 year ago in Electronic Engineering

Hydrogen gas and methanol for fuel cells, or as raw materials for the chemicals industry, for example, could be produced more sustainably using sunlig...

A robot that can track specific people and follow them around

Published by Mary Olubunmi Adeyemo 1 year ago in Robotics Engineering

Telling humans apart and following them as they move in their surrounding environment could be two highly valuable skills for service robots. In fact,...

Ancient zircon minerals from Mars reveal the elusive internal structure of the red planet

Published by Ama Ekaette Effiong 1 year ago in Materials Engineering

By determining the age and hafnium isotope composition of zircons, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown that a population of these...

Using math to investigate possibility of time travel

Published by Maryam Fausat Bello 1 year ago in Energy Engineering

After some serious number crunching, a researcher says that he has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine: a Traversable Acausal ...

Rise of the Robots -- The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Published by Mary Olubunmi Adeyemo 1 year ago in Robotics Engineering

In recent years the mushrooming power, functionality and ubiquity of computers and the Internet have outstripped early forecasts about technology’s ra...

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies

Published by Mary Olubunmi Adeyemo 1 year ago in Solar Engineering

A new design for solar cells that uses inexpensive, commonly available materials could rival and even outperform conventional cells made of silicon. #...

Weather-proof chip aims to take self-driving tech, wireless communications to next level

Published by Pamela Chiamaka Ekezie 1 year ago in Software Engineering

A new device can overcome challenges like bad weather to deliver more secure, reliable communications. This could aid military communications in chall...