|Water animation gets easier|
A team of computer science professors created a method to quickly resize animations of fluids without having to completely re-simulate the entire sequence.
|A robot and software make it easier to create advanced materials|
A team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing the limits for researchers who want to explore large libraries of polymers, including plastics and fibers, for chemical and biological applications such as drugs and regenerative medicine through tissue engineering.
|Your zip software can calculate the complex physical quantity called entropy|
A new study proposes a radically simple and efficient way of calculating the complex physical quantity known as entropy -- and it probably exists on your own computer.
|Detecting solar flares, more in real time|
Computers can learn to find flares and other events in vast streams of solar images to help forecasters issue timely alerts, according to a new study. The machine-learning technique searches satellite data for features significant for space weather. Changing conditions on the Sun can affect various technologies on Earth, blocking radio communications, damaging power grids, and diminishing navigation system accuracy.
|Machine learning that works like a dream|
Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that classifies the sleep stages of mice with record accuracy. This work may be used to greatly enhance the field of sleep research.
|Carpentry Compiler helps woodworkers design objects that they can actually make|
Researchers have created Carpentry Compiler, a digital tool that allows users to design woodworking projects. Once a project is designed, the tool creates optimized fabrication instructions based on the materials and equipment a user has available.
|Helping machines perceive some laws of physics|
Researchers have designed a model that demonstrates an understanding of some basic 'intuitive physics' about how objects should behave. The model could be used to help build smarter artificial intelligence and, in turn, provide information to help scientists understand infant cognition.
|Potential solution to overheating mobile phones|
Researchers have developed a revolutionary way to encode computational information without using electrical current. As a global first, this could lead to faster technological devices that could efficiently use energy without overheating.
|New device enables battery-free computer input at the tip of your finger|
Computer scientists have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways. The device, called Tip-Tap, is inexpensive and battery-free through the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to sense when fingertips touch. The device could, therefore, be added to disposable surgical gloves, allowing surgeons to access preoperative planning diagrams in an operating room.
|Toward more efficient computing, with magnetic waves|
Researchers have devised a novel circuit design that enables precise control of computing with magnetic waves -- with no electricity needed. The advance takes a step toward practical magnetic-based devices, which have the potential to compute far more efficiently than electronics.
|A new theory for how black holes and neutron stars shine bright|
Astrophysicists employed massive super-computer simulations to calculate the mechanisms that accelerate charged particles in extreme environments. They concluded their energization is powered by the interplay of chaotic motion and reconnection of super-strong magnetic fields.
|A method with roots in AI uncovers how humans make choices in groups and social media|
Using a mathematical framework with roots in artificial intelligence and robotics, researchers were able to uncover the process for how a person makes choices in groups. And, they also found they were able to predict a person's choice more often than more traditional descriptive methods.
|Need to safeguard drones and robotic cars against cyber attacks|
Researchers executed successful stealth attacks on real and simulated robotic vehicles, revealing vulnerabilities in the attack detection system most commonly used by such vehicles.
|Atomic-scale manufacturing method could enable ultra-efficient computers|
As computers continue to infiltrate almost every aspect of modern life, their negative impact on the environment grows. According to recent estimates, the electricity required to power today's computers releases a total of more than 1 gigatonne of carbon emissions to the atmosphere each year. Now, researchers have developed a new manufacturing process that could enable ultra-efficient atomic computers that store more data and consume 100 times less power.
|Molecular eraser enables better data storage and computers for AI|
Scientists have added a crucial tool to the atomic-scale manufacturing toolkit with major implications for today's data driven -- carbon-intensive -- world, according to new research.