Researchers develop a fast, low-voltage actuator for soft and wearable robotics
7 hours ago
In the world of robotics, soft robots are the new kids on the block. The unique capabilities of these automata are to bend, deform, stretch, twist or squeeze in all the ways that conventional rigid robots cannot.
Dealerships trash talk electric cars: study
10 hours ago
Car dealerships in Nordic countries actively discourage consumers from buying electric vehicles, researchers who conducted an undercover investigation said Monday.
Don't wait for a unicorn: Investing in low-carbon tech now will save money
11 hours ago
Waiting for a 'unicorn technology' that provides green energy at low cost could be more expensive than adopting low-carbon energy technologies now.
New 3-D printer can create complex biological tissues
12 hours ago
A UCLA Samueli-led team has developed a specially adapted 3-D printer to build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials. The advance could be a step toward on-demand printing of complex artificial tissues for use ...
Patent talk: IBM's traffic signal timing turns cognitive
May 20, 2018
Call it a green light for AI thinkers who want to use artificial intelligence for traffic management. IBM had a patent granted that sees AI-managed traffic lights.
Self-driving vehicle service in Frisco, Texas, to start in July
May 19, 2018
The beat goes on, no turning back, as engineers and AI thinkers get us closer to alternative ways to move around that do not depend on human drivers. Drive.ai has announced an on-demand self-driving car service in Frisco, ...
New startup Zapata Computing intends to market quantum computing software
May 18, 2018
A new startup called Zapata Computing has launched with the intention of creating and selling software for quantum computers. Representatives of the new company announced to the press that they have already received $5.4 ...
Artificial intelligence will both disrupt and benefit the workplace, scholar says
May 18, 2018
In tomorrow's workplace, many routine jobs now performed by workers will increasingly be assumed by machines, leaving more complicated tasks to humans who see the big picture and possess interpersonal skills, a Stanford scholar ...
What's trending in fake news? Tools show which stories go viral, and if 'bots' are to blame
May 17, 2018
Researchers at the Indiana University Observatory on Social Media have launched upgrades to two tools playing a major role in countering the spread of misinformation online.
BMW to ease charging anxiety via wireless mat system
May 17, 2018
An electric car? Sure, we are interested. But tell us. Will it be easy or painful to charge it to keep it going?.