Software

StorySign app converts text in children's books to sign language

A team of researchers and engineers at Huawei AI has come up with a unique way to help deaf children learn to read sign language—by using AI and augmented reality to interpret printed books. They have also hit on a way ...

Robotics

Plant cyborg able to move itself to a preferred light source

A team of researchers at the MIT Media Lab built a cyborg that combines a plant with electronics and ultimately allows the plant to choose when it would like to move to a brighter spot. The cyborg is the brainchild of team ...

Machine Learning & AI

Pixel 3: A turn to machine learning for depth estimations

TechSpot says what it thinks about the Pixel 3 and it's not an ad: "Pixel 3 is quite possibly the best camera phone on the market." Tyler Lee in Ubergizmo is in full compliment mode. "There is no doubt that all of Google's ...

Energy & Green Tech

Team converts wet biological waste to diesel-compatible fuel

In a step toward producing renewable engine fuels that are compatible with existing diesel fuel infrastructure, researchers report they can convert wet biowaste, such as swine manure and food scraps, into a fuel that can ...

Energy & Green Tech

Best hope yet for aluminium-ion batteries

UNSW Sydney's Dr. Dong Jun Kim has led a team of researchers to show rechargeable aluminium-ion batteries are a possibility with a future in renewable energy storage.

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