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Energy & Green Tech

On the way toward CO2-neutral aviation

Traveling by airplane without emitting additional CO2—this would be possible with synthetic fuels produced from water and ambient air with the help of renewable energy. However, huge quantities would be required. A new ...

Engineering

Coating research aims to improve aircraft de-icing

Engineers at UBC Okanagan have been collaborating with researchers from the University of Toronto to make a significant breakthrough in de-icing technology.

Hardware

This new computer chip is ideal for AI

Artificial intelligence presents a major challenge to conventional computing architecture. In standard models, memory storage and computing take place in different parts of the machine, and data must move from its area of ...

Engineering

3D-printed, ultra-strong and ductile alloys form nanostructures

Additive manufacturing techniques used to produce metal alloys have gained popularity due to their ability to be fabricated in complex shapes for use in various engineering applications. Yet the majority of studies conducted ...

Energy & Green Tech

Improved efficiency of all-polymer solar cells

Solar cells are an important contributor to a renewable energy supply, but solar panel waste will quickly become an enormous problem. Now, in a study recently published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A, researchers from ...

Engineering

Using AI to target a laser for killing roaches

A trio of researchers from Heriot-Watt University, University Paul Sabatier and the University of Sussex has developed an AI-based device equipped with a laser that can be used to shoot and kill roaches automatically. In ...

Computer Sciences

A computational shortcut for neural networks

Neural networks are learning algorithms that approximate the solution to a task by training with available data. However, it is usually unclear how exactly they accomplish this. Two young Basel physicists have now derived ...

Robotics

Researchers develop humanoid robotic system to teach Tai Chi

Zhi Zheng's robot is skilled at Tai Chi, and her research team hopes it will soon lead a class of older adults at a local community center. Her robot is more than a cute companion. It can help improve cognitive function and ...