Robotics

'Digit' robot for sale and ready to perform manual labor

Robot maker Agility, a spinoff created by researchers from Oregon State University, has announced that parties interested in purchasing one of its Digit robots can now do so. The human-like robot has been engineered to perform ...

Software

Creating software that will unlock the power of exascale

Leading research organizations and computer manufacturers in the U.S. are collaborating on the construction of some of the world's fastest supercomputers—exascale systems capable of performing more than a billion billion ...

Business

China's quiet experiment to let millions roam the real internet

In a quiet experiment of just two weeks, China provided millions of people access to long-forbidden foreign websites like YouTube and Instagram. The trial appears to signal the Communist government is moving toward giving ...

Engineering

Novel sensor improves lighting control

Humans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, for example at the office. Consequently, it is essential to equip the office environment with a high quality lighting control system. Unfortunately, current systems are ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Researchers develop smallest particle sensor in the world

TU Graz, AMSm, and Silicon Austria Labs have developed a compact, energy-efficient sensor for mobile devices that informs users in real time about the fine dust content in the air and warns them of elevated values.

Computer Sciences

Scientists create application for finding parking spaces

Computer vision and image recognition could solve the problem of a shortage of parking spaces in Chelyabinsk. As part of the work on the Smart City program, scientists from South Ural State University proposed using the already ...

Other

Why people get sick in virtual reality

"Cybersickness" might sound right out of a sci-fi novel, but it's an illness impacting people across industries today. UNSW Sydney researchers are trying to understand what causes this sickness—and how to prevent it.

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