Software

Opera for Android ushers in new night mode

With version 55 of its Android browser, Oslo, Norway-based Opera has a redesigned night mode that "reduces the light pollution caused by your phone to the bare minimum."

Engineering

New system uses floor vibrations to detect building occupants

Thanks to a new system developed at EPFL, building owners can detect the number of occupants and track their movement using sensors installed on floor slabs. This novel approach could be particularly useful for enhancing ...

Machine learning & AI

AI for plant breeding in an ever-changing climate

How might artificial intelligence (AI) impact agriculture, the food industry, and the field of bioengineering? Dan Jacobson, a research and development staff member in the Biosciences Division at the US Department of Energy's ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Deep neural network trained to detect early signs of diabetes

Your watch's heartrate data can alert you to signs of diabetes thanks to a diabetes detection algorithm. A study shows heart rate sensors like the Apple Watch, Android Wear, Garmin, or Fitbits can detect early signs of diabetes.

Internet

What can Wikipedia tell us about human interaction?

EPFL researchers have studied the dynamics of network structures using one of the world's most-visited websites: Wikipedia. In addition to a better understanding of online networks, their work brings exciting insights into ...

Energy & Green Tech

Perfecting the electric vehicle battery recycling process

Recycling of electric car batteries can be easier, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly, according to a new scientific article from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, which outlines an optimized recycling process. ...

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