Don't fidget! WiFi will count you

Researchers in UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi's lab have enabled, for the first time, counting a stationary seated crowd using WiFi signals, and without relying on people to carry a device. The technique, which ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Exploring extremes: When is it too hot to handle?

Exploring extreme environments can put significant operational challenges on the engineering systems we depend upon to safely explore and at times operate within.


Freeze! New model to protect ships from ice accretion

Researchers from Skoltech (Russia) and their colleagues from SINTEF (Norway) have developed a mathematical model of freezing water droplets moving in cold air. This model is a part of a joint RFBR-supported Russian-Norway ...

Machine learning & AI

Filling the gaps using image inpainting

Image inpainting is a computer vision technique in which pixels missing from an image are filled in. It is often used to remove unwanted objects from an image or to recreate missing regions of occluded images. Inpainting ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Reduced heat leakage improves wearable health device

North Carolina State University engineers continue to improve the efficiency of a flexible device worn on the wrist that harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.

Energy & Green Tech

Tuning electrode surfaces to optimize solar fuel production

Scientists have demonstrated that modifying the topmost layer of atoms on the surface of electrodes can have a remarkable impact on the activity of solar water splitting. As they reported in Nature Energy on Feb. 18, bismuth ...

Computer Sciences

Better learning with shape-shifting objects

Have you ever seen a fancy ergonomic chair that seems to magically mold to a person's body? Such products got researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) thinking about other everyday objects ...

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