Flexible sensors with zero Poisson's ratio

Although flexible sensors have gained a surge of exotic sensing capabilities in the past decade, the complex deformation, which usually results from forces or strains from multi-axes, can be challenging to measure due to ...

Energy & Green Tech

AI unlocks new solar energy horizons in China

In a new study published in the Journal of Remote Sensing in February 2024, researchers utilized data augmentation alongside the LightGBM machine learning model for the estimation of both diffuse and direct solar radiation. ...

Machine learning & AI

G7 nations want 'trustworthy' AI but say rules can vary

G7 technology ministers meeting in Italy pledged Friday to "achieve a common vision and goal of safe, secure, and trustworthy" artificial intelligence, but said the framework could vary between countries.


Harsh field tests shape robotic design in unexpected ways

Auke Ijspeert and his team in the BioRobotics Lab (BioRob) in EPFL's School of Engineering had operated their bio-informed robots in natural environments before, but this was more for demonstration purposes than for scientific ...


US Senate declines to fast-track TikTok bill

A bill that would force the sale of TikTok from its Chinese owners or see it banned in the United States will move cautiously in the US Senate, key lawmakers said, after it sailed through the House.

Energy & Green Tech

A rechargeable, non-aqueous manganese metal battery

A research team led by Prof. Chen Wei from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) revealed for the first time the important role of halogen-mediated solvation structure ...

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