The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks. These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Eco-friendly hut in Australia finds inspiration in A-frame tent

One can recognize two kinds of accommodation seekers in 2018: Those who are willing to pay big cash to be in the center of the action (capital cities, research or entertainment industry meccas) versus those paying money to ...

Energy & Green Tech

Global demand for air conditioning to triple by 2050: report

The worldwide demand for air conditioning is expected to triple over the next 30 years, making the pursuit of energy-efficient cooling systems a top priority, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.

Computer Sciences

DeepMind uses neural network to help explain meta-learning in people

A team of researchers led by a group at Google subsidiary DeepMind has developed a theory regarding how human meta-learning works by comparing it to a certain type of deep learning network on computers. In their paper published ...


Implantable sensor decomposes when its usefulness ends

A team of researchers based at Stanford University has developed a new kind of implantable strain and pressure sensor that decomposes harmlessly when its usefulness ends. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the ...