Monday, Nov 29

Engineering

Engineers conduct test of rocket engine powered by plastic waste

A team of engineers with Pulsar Fusion has conducted a ground test of its plastic-waste-powered rocket engine at the UK's Ministry of Defence military base in Salisbury last week. The team has posted a video of the test on ...

Computer Sciences

A new model that automatically generates movie trailers

Trailers, short video clips that introduce new movies, are often crucial elements in the promotional strategies employed by film production companies. To be most effective, trailers should briefly summarize a movie's plot, ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

New discovery opens the way for brain-like computers

Research has long strived to develop computers to work as energy efficiently as our brains. A study, led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, has succeeded for the first time in combining a memory function with ...

Computer Sciences

Artificial intelligence that understands object relationships

When humans look at a scene, they see objects and the relationships between them. On top of your desk, there might be a laptop that is sitting to the left of a phone, which is in front of a computer monitor.

Tuesday, Nov 30

Energy & Green Tech

An energy-storage solution that flows like soft-serve ice cream

Batteries made from an electrically conductive mixture the consistency of molasses could help solve a critical piece of the decarbonization puzzle. An interdisciplinary team from MIT has found that an electrochemical technology ...

Energy & Green Tech

Using artificial intelligence to advance energy technologies

Hongliang Xin, an associate professor of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering, and his collaborators have devised a new artificial intelligence framework that can accelerate discovery of materials for important ...

Robotics

NeatNet: A model that can learn people's tidying up preferences

As robots become increasingly advanced and affordable, more people could start introducing them into their homes. Many roboticists have thus been trying to develop systems that can effectively assist humans with house chores, ...

Business

US authorities order new vote in Amazon union bid

US labor authorities on Monday ordered a new vote on whether Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama can form a union, saying the online retail giant had violated rules during the ballot.

Wednesday, Dec 01

Robotics

Engineers create perching bird-like robot

Like snowflakes, no two branches are alike. They can differ in size, shape and texture; some might be wet or moss-covered or bursting with offshoots. And yet birds can land on just about any of them. This ability was of great ...

Other

Most commercial planes could accommodate personal wheelchairs

Many U.S. passenger airplanes could accommodate personal powered wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs often customized to the user, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. ...