Drones, volcanoes and the 'computerisation' of the Earth

The eruption of the Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia has been devastating, particularly for the 55,000 local people who have had to leave their homes and move into shelters. It has also played havoc

Building hurricane-proof roofs

An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a hurricane.

Tackling the missing miner problem with wireless sensor networks

A matchbox-sized circuit board with a short aerial could save lives by transmitting the vital statistics and location of miners missing underground.
Blue Origin Successfully Tests Revised Rocket and Crew Capsule

Blue Origin Successfully Tests Revised Rocket and Crew Capsule

This brings Blue Origin one step closer to sending up human passengers. The post Blue Origin Successfully Tests Revised Rocket and Crew Capsule appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Drug discovery could accelerate hugely with machine learning

Drug discovery could be significantly accelerated thanks to a new high precision machine-learning model, developed by an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of

Engineers scrap the stethoscope, measure vital signs with radio waves

No visit to the doctor's office is complete without a blood-pressure cuff squeezing your arm and a cold stethoscope placed on your chest. But what if your vital signs could be gathered, without

Vanderbilt researchers win an R&D100 Award for MultiWell MicroFormulator

A team of Vanderbilt University scientists and engineers led by Professor John P. Wikswo has won an R&D 100 Award for their MultiWell MicroFormulator.

How Ford Build a New Kind of Engine for Its GT Supercar

The inside story of how the automaker turned a pickup truck powerplant into a Le Mans-winning supercar engine.

Bicycles reacting to speed for stable cycling

A Dutch consortium including the University of Twente developed an electrical bicycle that prevents elderly people from falling. The smart assistive bicycle, called SOFIE, increases stability by via
World's steepest funicular rail line to open in Switzerland

World's steepest funicular rail line to open in Switzerland

Schwyz-Stoos funicular, hailed as triumph of engineering, goes into service on SundaySwiss engineering and technology have reached new heights with the opening of the world’s steepest funicular rail

Civil engineer patents integrated sensor and algorithm to monitor stiffness in soils

Anand Puppala, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington and a civil engineering professor, recently was awarded a patent for developing a

Hyperspectral camera detects counterfeit medicine and traces of blood

Specim Oy, a VTT spin-off, has developed the world's first mobile hyperspectral camera for the fast, high-level analysis of a range of samples. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland contributed its

AI insights could help reduce injuries in construction industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) is giving researchers at the University of Waterloo new insights to help reduce wear-and-tear injuries and boost the productivity of skilled construction workers.
Egg processing machine supercut

Egg processing machine supercut

The gold standard of egg machine videos is back with some lovely footage of some new devices: Polish egg processor OVO-TECH demonstrates the Egg Splitter Rz3. (more…)

Sandia computer modeling aids solder reliability in nuclear weapons

Solder isn't the first thing that comes to mind as essential to a nuclear weapon. But since weapons contain hundreds of thousands of solder joints, each potentially a point of failure, Sandia National

New occupancy detection device designed to save home energy use

Photoelectric infrared (PIR) sensors are the current choice for occupancy presence detection in buildings. The sensors are used for smart thermostats to control heating and cooling based on occupancy.

New company's technology lets quadriplegics use the phone without physical assistance

A day after Oded Ben Dov appeared on Israeli television to promote his video game technology, which allowed players to control their games by moving their heads, a viewer called him with another
Peru’s Two Vice Presidents Await President’s Impeachment Vote

Peru’s Two Vice Presidents Await President’s Impeachment Vote

Peru’s Congress on Thursday will vote on whether to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski after opposition lawmakers accused him of concealing dealings with Odebrecht SA.

'Listening' drone helps find victims needing rescue in disasters

"Robot audition" is a research area that was proposed by Adjunct Professor Kazuhiro Nakadai of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Professor Hiroshi G. Okuno of Waseda University in 2000.