Computer Sciences

Exploring open-ended evolution in web services

Just like living ecosystems, web services form a complex artificial system consisting of tags and the user-generated media associated with them, such as photographs, movies and web pages. When drawing an analogy between biological ...

Engineering

Automatic fall detector attaches to wall, no wearable needed

For the elderly, falling down bears striking differences because, like sticks and stones, falls may well disturb some bones. Falls' outcomes may be a very far cry from a child's plaster on the knee, lollipop and note to the ...

Robotics

Hyundai shows off walking car project

South Korean car maker Hyundai on Monday gave a look at work it is doing on a vehicle with robotic legs to let it walk or crawl over treacherous terrain.

Telecom

Australia project turns vehicles into emergency network

(Tech Xplore)—We are quite accustomed to hearing about the wonders of enjoying a global experience in a connected universe where communications ignores limitations of borders, arrival gates and physical walls. Not everyone ...

Consumer & Gadgets

A nanodrone able to detect toxic gases in emergencies

Detecting dangerous gases in collapsed buildings due earthquakes or explosions and locating victims in hard-to-access places are among use scenarios of the Smelling Nano Aerial Vehicle (SNAV), a nanodrone designed and created ...

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