Engineering

New programmable materials can sense their own movements

MIT researchers have developed a method for 3D printing materials with tunable mechanical properties, which can sense how they are moving and interacting with the environment. The researchers create these sensing structures ...

Computer Sciences

Promising beginnings for Australia's newest supercomputer

Australia's newest supercomputer, Setonix, has produced a highly detailed image of a supernova remnant immediately after the computing system's first stage was made available to researchers.

Robotics

Robot dog learns to walk in one hour

A newborn giraffe or foal must learn to walk on its legs as fast as possible to avoid predators. Animals are born with muscle coordination networks located in their spinal cord. However, learning the precise coordination ...

Energy & Green Tech

How data processing can heat buildings

A click on the internet leaves traces behind. Not only in the web itself, but also in the form of a large ecological footprint. Because even though all our data is supposedly floating in the cloud, physical data centers are ...

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