Consumer & Gadgets

Curbing indoor air pollution in India

Around the world, more than 3 billion people—nearly half the world's population—cook their food using solid fuels like firewood and charcoal on open fires or traditional stoves. This produces a lot of smoke, creating ...

Engineering

Novel device promises lower operating costs for rail sector

Maintenance work on rail infrastructure costs the rail sector close to EUR 40 000 per kilometre of railway track. In fact, rail companies spend substantial amounts on repairing tracks and keeping them in good operating condition, ...

Computer Sciences

AI-assisted note-taking for electronic health records

Physicians currently spend a lot of time writing notes about patients and inserting them into electronic health record (EHR) systems. According to a 2016 study, doctors spend approximately two hours on administrative work ...

Computer Sciences

Google and MOMA collaboration enlivens modern art connections

The Google Arts & Culture Lab in Paris is making news in the art world. They are on a mission to see how technology can help connect people with culture in new ways—reaching those who otherwise may not be able to see museum ...

Engineering

Dude. Let's sing Happy Birthday later. His red light is on

(Tech Xplore)—The big threat to putting in a satisfying day's work is quite simply interruptions. How was your weekend? So did you ever get the boat to run? Who do you think will win tonight? Cubicles, open floor plans, ...

Engineering

PARC drone has no limit on flight time, works via microfilament

How long can drones can stay in the air? The team behind the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) vehicle system at CyPhy Works have tried to make the word "persistent" reach new heights in aerial reconnaissance. ...

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