Robotics

Steerable soft robots could enhance medical applications

Borrowing from methods used to produce optical fibers, researchers from EPFL and Imperial College have created fiber-based soft robots with advanced motion control that integrate other functionalities, such as electric and ...

Internet

With Twitter in chaos, some ways to protect your account

Twitter is in chaos. Elon Musk, its new owner, has decimated its staff and this week gave those remaining an ultimatum—work grueling hours and be "extremely hardcore " or leave. Hundreds chose the latter and headed for ...

Engineering

New wind field models accurately describe wind gusts

Researchers at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, have developed a new statistical model with which they can describe wind turbulence with considerably greater accuracy than ever before. The team of scientists from the ...

Computer Sciences

Finding COVID-19 fake news with a computer chatbot

The COVID-19 pandemic has been marked by ever-present fake news surrounding the behavior and effects of the coronavirus, the impact of social distancing, lockdowns, and quarantine, and the medical response in terms of vaccinations ...

Software

Hyperspectral imaging on an integrated chip

Hyperspectral cameras split the light reflected by an object into many narrow spectral bands, which they capture and process separately. That way, they record a spectral signature for each pixel in a scene. This signature ...

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