Engineering

Eco-friendly device detects real-time pipe damage

A researcher at University of Limerick has developed a low-cost, environmentally friendly sensor that can detect damage in pipelines and could save water as a result.

Robotics

This system helps robots better navigate emergency rooms

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a more accurate navigation system that will allow robots to better negotiate busy clinical environments in general and emergency departments more ...

Computer Sciences

Toward a brain-like AI with hyperdimensional computing

The human brain has always been under study for inspiration of computing systems. Although there's a very long way to go until we can achieve a computing system that matches the efficiency of the human brain for cognitive ...

Security

Airline IT provider hacked, frequent flyer data breached

The hack of a company that manages ticket-processing and frequent-flier data for major global airlines—including Star Alliance and OneWorld members—has compromised the personal data of an unspecified number of travelers.

Business

Airlines plan to ask passengers for contact-tracing details

The U.S. airline industry is pledging to expand the practice of asking passengers on flights to the United States for information that public health officials could use for contact tracing during the pandemic.

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