01/06/2020

Consumer & Gadgets

Wallpaper image crashing Android phones

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but apparently one image is worth potentially thousands of headaches for Android users recently.

Business

UN agency recommends health guidelines for airlines

Mask wearing, temperature controls, disinfection of aircraft: the International Civil Aviation Organization on Monday published a series of health recommendations for the pandemic-hit airline industry as it relaunches air ...

Robotics

These flexible feet help robots walk faster

Roboticists at the University of California San Diego have developed flexible feet that can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips. The work has applications for search-and-rescue ...

Robotics

Giving soft robots feeling

One of the hottest topics in robotics is the field of soft robots, which utilizes squishy and flexible materials rather than traditional rigid materials. But soft robots have been limited due to their lack of good sensing. ...

Robotics

Robot chef trained to make omelettes

A team of engineers have trained a robot to prepare an omelette, all the way from cracking the eggs to plating the finished dish, and refined the 'chef's' culinary skills to produce a reliable dish that actually tastes good.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Smart textiles made possible by flexible transmission lines

EPFL researchers have developed electronic fibers that, when embedded in textiles, can be used to collect data about our bodies by measuring fabric deformation. Their technology employs flexible transmission lines and offers ...

Business

Zynga to buy Toon Blast maker Peak for $1.8 bn

Social gaming giant Zynga said Monday it had struck a deal to acquire Turkish-based rival Peak, maker of the popular Toon Blast and Toy Blast games, for $1.8 billion.

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