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  1. Somersaulting simulation for jumping bots

    07.26 / 21:56 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Association for Computing Machinery) In recent years engineers have been developing new technologies to enable robots and humans to move faster and jump higher. Soft, elastic materials store energy in these devices, which, if released carefully, enable elegant dynamic motions. A pair of new computational methods developed by a team of researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Toronto and Adobe Research takes first steps towards automating the design of…
  2. New grant supports comprehensive research on traumatic brain injury

    07.26 / 19:56 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Brown University) With a better understanding how traumatic brain injuries occur, a Brown-led research team hopes to develop new standards for head protection and next-generation…
  3. Bringing deep learning to big screen animation

    07.26 / 19:56 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (University of California - Santa Barbara) Modern films and TV shows are filled with spectacular computer-generated sequences computed by rendering systems that simulate the flow of light in a three-dimensional scene and convert the information into a two-dimensional image. But computing the thousands of light rays (per frame) to achieve accurate color, shadows, reflectivity and other light-based characteristics is a labor-intensive, time-consuming and expensive undertaking. An alternative…
  4. Investigation tests new methods of water recycling in space

    07.26 / 16:56 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (NASA/Johnson Space Center) The Capillary Structures investigation uses capillary action, or the ability for a liquid to flow through a narrow spaces, such as small tubes, to move liquids and gases in microgravity, a task that can't be tested in Earth's gravity…
  5. NASA sees newly formed Tropical Storm Nesat near Philippines

    07.26 / 16:56 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Nesat formed early on July 26 just east of the Philippines and NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead gathering temperature data to determine the location of the most powerful storms. Imagery showed strong storms from Nesat's western side were affecting the central…
  6. NASA watching Typhoon Noru head west in Northwestern Pacific

    07.26 / 16:56 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite provided a near-infrared look at Typhoon Noru as it continued its western track at sea, far to the southeast of…
  7. Atomic discovery opens door to greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry

    07.26 / 16:56 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (University of Alberta) A key step in unlocking the potential for greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry was taken recently by a group of researchers led by UAlberta physicist Robert Wolkow.The research team found a way to delete and replace out-of-place atoms that had been preventing new revolutionary circuitry designs from working. This unleashes a new kind of silicon chips for used in common electronic products, such as our phones and…
  8. NASA's webbcam shows Webb telescope chilling in Chamber A

    07.26 / 16:56 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The temperature of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston is steadily dropping, creating a frigid environment for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope that is in stark contrast to the heat of the…
  9. Stanford researchers engineer 3-D hydrogels for tissue-specific cartilage repair

    07.26 / 15:55 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Unlike the one-size-fits-all, homogeneous approach to tissue engineering for cartilage replacement, a new study reports the ability to encapsulate cartilage-forming chondrocytes and mesenchymal stem cells in 3-D hydrogels within a stiffness…
  10. KDD 2017 showcases the latest in data science and machine learning

    07.26 / 14:54 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Association for Computing Machinery) The Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) today announced highlights of KDD 2017, the group's flagship annual conference. KDD 2017 will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on Aug. 13-17, 2017. Recognized as the longest-running and largest conference on knowledge discovery and data mining, KDD brings together leading researchers and practitioners in the fields of data…
  11. The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2017 Annual Meeting

    07.26 / 14:54 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (American Institute of Biological Sciences) For this episode of BioScience Talks, we chatted with presenters and personnel from SICB's 2017 annual meeting, which was held earlier this year in New…
  12. Understanding cell segregation mechanisms which help prevent cancer spread

    07.26 / 14:54 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (The Francis Crick Institute) Scientists have uncovered how cells are kept in the right place as the body develops, which may shed light on what causes invasive cancer cells to…
  13. Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?

    07.25 / 19:26 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (University of Washington) A first test of humans' ability to modify clouds would help explain the behavior of clouds and aerosols, while also testing a possible future climate emergency…
  14. NASA spots a waning Tropical Depression Kulap

    07.25 / 18:21 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Kulap is now a tropical depression moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible light image of the diminishing…
  15. Smart surface enables advanced manipulation of droplets

    07.25 / 18:21 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (University of British Columbia) Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed an inexpensive, scalable smart surface that is powered by just a conventional electric battery. The copper-based surface changes from being highly water-repellent (superhydrophobic) to highly water-absorbent (superhydrophilic) as electric potential is…
  16. Ramesh Raskar of MIT to receive Computer Graphics Achievement Award

    07.25 / 16:19 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Association for Computing Machinery) The Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH) is pleased to announce Ramesh Raskar, PhD, Associate Professor and Head of the Camera Culture group at the MIT Media Lab, as the 2017 recipient of the Computer Graphics Achievement…
  17. Study shows India can integrate 175 GW of renewable energy into its electricity grid

    07.25 / 15:18 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) The US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has confirmed the technical and economic viability of integrating 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into India's grid by…
  18. Designing soft robots: Ethics-based guidelines for human-robot interactions

    07.25 / 15:18 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Soft-bodied robots offer the possibility for social engagement, and novel tactile human-robot interactions that require careful consideration of the potential for misplaced emotional attachments and personally and socially destructive behavior by…
  19. Sophisticated medical imaging technique proves useful for automotive industry

    07.25 / 15:18 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (The Optical Society) A new approach analyzing car paint based on the medical imaging technique optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides the car industry with a practical way to automatically analyze these metal flakes, which until now have been difficult to image, in order to improve the efficiency of the automotive finishing…
  20. The microscopic origin of thermodynamics

    07.25 / 14:18 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati) A deep understanding of the irreversibility of the arrow of time cannot ignore the quantum nature of the world that surrounds us. The is the key result of the work carried out by Vincenzo Alba and Pasquale Calabrese of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste, recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…