Internet

Bot can spot depressed Twitter users in 9 out of 10 cases

A newly developed algorithm can spot depression in Twitter users with 88.39% accuracy. Developed by researchers at Brunel University London and the University of Leicester, the algorithm determines someone's mental state ...

Engineering

With a whiff, 'e-nose' can sense fine whiskey

Scotch or Irish, single malt or blended? While a whiskey enthusiast might be able to distinguish the good stuff from run-of-the-mill by smell alone, most tipplers rely on the label, black or otherwise.

Computer Sciences

Algorithms combat environmental pollution from ships

Algorithms can help with the prevention of air pollution and ships sinking in the sea. A team of Leiden University researchers have worked together with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to look into ...

Robotics

Solving the challenges of robotic pizza-making

Imagine a pizza maker working with a ball of dough. She might use a spatula to lift the dough onto a cutting board then use a rolling pin to flatten it into a circle. Easy, right? Not if this pizza maker is a robot.

Electronics & Semiconductors

A diffractive neural network that can be flexibly programmed

In recent decades, machine learning and deep learning algorithms have become increasingly advanced, so much so that they are now being introduced in a variety of real-world settings. In recent years, some computer scientists ...

Energy & Green Tech

Targeted demand response reduces price volatility of electric grid

Demand response, a measure taken to reduce the energy load in response to supply constraints within the Texas electric grid, has been a topic of recent conversation after the wake of Winter Storm Uri just one year ago. Demand ...

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