Engineering

Infrastructure deterioration measurements made more reliable

The maintenance of infrastructure is a priority for many administrations. However, current electrochemical-based methods of quantifying the deterioration of reinforced concrete can lead to ambiguous interpretations. Now, ...

Robotics

Dog-human bonds could guide development of social robots

A new study highlights specific dog behaviors that dog owners perceive as important for bonding with their pets. Katie Riddoch of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access ...

Computer Sciences

Neural networks make sense of complex electron interactions

Researchers from the Center for Materials Technologies at Skoltech have delivered a proof-of-concept demonstration of a neural network-driven method for creating a precise exchange-correlation functional interpolation, which ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

3D printing smart clothes with a new liquid metal-alginate ink

In the future, smart clothing might monitor our posture, communicate with smartphones and manage our body temperature. But first, scientists need to find a way to cost-effectively print intricate, flexible and durable circuits ...

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