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Electronics & Semiconductors

Building a 900-pixel imaging sensor using an atomically thin material

A team of researchers at Penn State University has developed a 900-pixel imaging sensor using an atomically thin material. In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, the group describes how they built their ...

Computer Sciences

A model that can recognize speech in different languages from a speaker's lip movements

In recent years, deep learning techniques have achieved remarkable results in numerous language and image-processing tasks. This includes visual speech recognition (VSR), which entails identifying the content of speech solely ...

Hardware

Simple hardware to defend against microgrid attacks

An inexpensive piece of hardware integrated with solar panel controllers can protect isolated power networks from cyberattacks.

Consumer & Gadgets

Researchers develop an intelligent observer for Esports

Esports, already a billion-dollar industry, is growing, partly because of human game observers. They control the camera movement and show spectators the most engaging portions of the game screen. However, these observers ...

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers create green fuel with the flip of a light switch

Researchers at Princeton and Rice universities have combined iron, copper, and a simple LED light to demonstrate a low-cost technique that could be key to distributing hydrogen, a fuel that packs high amounts of energy with ...

Computer Sciences

A simpler path to better computer vision

Before a machine-learning model can complete a task, such as identifying cancer in medical images, the model must be trained. Training image classification models typically involves showing the model millions of example images ...

Computer Sciences

Meta team builds AI that plays 'Diplomacy' at very high level

A group of researchers on the Meta Fundamental AI Research Diplomacy Team (FAIR), affiliated with multiple institutions in the U.S., has added a negotiation component to its Diplomacy-playing AI system. In a paper published ...

Energy & Green Tech

Generating electricity from store-bought, double-sided tape

Along with bitterly cold temperatures, winter usually brings dry air and the occasional zap of static electricity. Those shocks might be annoying, but researchers are working to harness that otherwise wasted energy with triboelectric ...

Energy & Green Tech

A natural gas bridge to net zero?

Destenie Nock, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and engineering and public policy in Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering, has co-authored a study that helps illuminate the future ...

Robotics

'Butterfly bot' is fastest swimming soft robot yet

Inspired by the biomechanics of the manta ray, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed an energy-efficient soft robot that can swim more than four times faster than previous swimming soft robots. The ...

Hardware

Researchers develop a phase-change key for new hardware security

As more and more data are being shared and stored digitally, the number of data breaches taking place around the world is on the rise. Scientists are exploring new ways to secure and protect data from increasingly sophisticated ...

Telecom

A navigation system with 10 centimeter accuracy

Researchers of Delft University of Technology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and VSL have developed an alternative positioning system that is more robust and accurate than GPS, especially in urban settings. The working prototype ...