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Ultrasonic sensors can safeguard residential gas lines

A team of UBC Okanagan researchers is investigating a new method to monitor underground gas pipelines with high-tech sensors that can make it easier to find weaknesses, discrepancies and even a diversion in residential natural ...

Software

Dolphin-inspired compact sonar for enhanced underwater acoustic imaging

Underwater imaging sonars are an essential technology for ocean exploration. Biomimetic sonars that are inspired from marine mammals such as dolphins are an emerging development in this field. A team of scientists from the ...

Hardware

Development of an ionic device capable of brain-like information processing

A Tokyo University of Science research team has developed an AI device with high information processing performance. This was achieved by recreating the so-called "edge-of-chaos" state occurring in the brain using ion–electron-coupled ...

Hardware

Sensor can prevent defects in major structures from reaching costly and dangerous levels

Researchers at Bournemouth University have developed and patented a new corrosion sensor that could improve safety and reliability of large structures such as bridges, aircraft, military vehicles and gas pipelines.

Hardware

A deep belief neural network based on silicon memristive synapses

While artificial intelligence (AI) models are becoming increasingly advanced, training and running these models on conventional computer hardware is very energy consuming. Engineers worldwide have thus been trying to create ...

Software

Simulating discrimination in virtual reality

Have you ever been advised to "walk a mile in someone else's shoes?" Considering another person's perspective can be a challenging endeavor—but recognizing our errors and biases is key to building understanding across communities. ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Measuring water with your smartphone

You might take photos and selfies with your phone's camera, or scan a QR code. But there is much more you can do with it. Astronomer Olivier Burggraaff developed a phone attachment that allows you to take measurements of ...