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‘Electronic Nose’ Prototype Developed

UC Riverside research leads Nano Engineered Applications, Inc. to create device with applications in agriculture, industry, homeland security and the military
Research by Nosang Myung, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering, has enabled a Riverside company to develop an... 22.08.2012 | nachricht Read more

An Intelligent Watch for Comfort and Safety

Apartments with almost invisible sensor, control, and communication systems are to help seniors remain living independently in their own homes for longer - that's the goal of the Smart Senior Project.
A field test has now begun, in which 35 apartments of older people were outfitted with these systems for a number of months. An important part of the system is... 18.06.2012 | nachricht Read more

Tai Chi wheelchair brings mobility, self-esteem, better health to practitioners

Wheelchair Tai Chi featured in 2008 Beijing Olympics
An innovative 13-postures Tai Chi designed for wheelchair users is described in the current issue of Technology and Innovation- Proceedings of the National... 18.04.2012 | nachricht Read more

Nanolane revolutionises conventional microscopes with Sarfus Mapping Lite

Nanolane of France, a specialist in the development and commercialisation of optical solutions for characterising nanomaterial systems, has launched Sarfus Mapping Lite — an innovative measurement solution that fits with any optical microscope set-up functioning with reflected light.
French-based Nanolane has recently created easy-to-use Sarfus Mapping Lite, a plug-in piece of apparatus, the main components of which are a set of Surf... 21.02.2012 | nachricht Read more

NAO Next Gen, pioneering humanoid robot, is launched

Aldebaran Robotics, the world leader in humanoid robotics, has released its latest version of the NAO robot — NAO Next Gen. The power of NAO Next Gen, the new fully programmable humanoid robot that has the most extensive worldwide use, is opening up new perspectives and fields of application for the NAO robot.
"The inception of this new generation of NAO robots means a lot to our company. We are proud to be in a position to provide our customers with endless options,... 09.12.2011 | nachricht Read more

Engineers Design Handle To Make Lifting Car Seats Safer, Easier

Engineers at North Carolina State University have developed a new handle for infant car seats (ICSs) that makes it easier for parents to lift the seat out of a car – while retaining a firmer grip on the handle – making it less likely that the seat will be dropped.
“Many products that are designed for parents don’t take ergonomics into account, and the instructions are usually not very helpful,” says Michael Clamann, a... 30.11.2011 | nachricht Read more

Undergraduates Building Autonomous Wheelchair

With the help of robotics engineer Dan Barry, a group of Mount Holyoke computer science students is creating an autonomous wheelchair that will hopefully one day allow people with severe neurological disorders to get around on their own.
The chair was put through its paces last summer in a trial run at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. The students, along with Barry and computer... 07.03.2011 | nachricht Read more

A high-tech handrest

For precise tasks by surgeons, machinists, artists
University of Utah engineers developed a computer-controlled, motorized hand and arm support that will let doctors, artists and others precisely control... 08.03.2010 | nachricht Read more

3-in-1 Bag-cum-Jacket-cum-Tent

A researcher in UNIMAS has came with a 3-in-1 Flexi Jacket, an innovative design concept that allows a backpack to serve as a hooded waterproof jacket and later in the evening, as a tent to protect its user from the outdoor natural elements.
If you're into the outdoors, montain climbing hiking, etc, you'll often find yourslef having to carry extra bags to bring in all the basic items , esp the... 25.01.2010 | nachricht Read more

Low Cost, Dexterous Robotic Hand Operated by Compressed Air

The Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech has developed a unique robotic hand that can firmly hold objects as heavy as a can of food or as delicate as a raw egg, while dexterous enough to gesture for sign language.
Named RAPHaEL (Robotic Air Powered Hand with Elastic Ligaments), the fully articulated robotic hand is powered by a compressor air tank at 60 psi and a novel... 05.05.2009 | nachricht Read more
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Im Focus: Artificial agent designs quantum experiments

On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are nowadays standard in modern quantum optical laboratories. This shows how machines could play a more creative role in research in the future.

We carry smartphones in our pockets, the streets are dotted with semi-autonomous cars, but in the research laboratory experiments are still being designed by...

Im Focus: Scientists decipher key principle behind reaction of metalloenzymes

So-called pre-distorted states accelerate photochemical reactions too

What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how...

Im Focus: The first precise measurement of a single molecule's effective charge

For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution. This fundamental insight of an SNSF Professor could also pave the way for future medical diagnostics.

Electrical charge is one of the key properties that allows molecules to interact. Life itself depends on this phenomenon: many biological processes involve...

Im Focus: Paradigm shift in Paris: Encouraging an holistic view of laser machining

At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will demonstrate how lasers can be used for joining, structuring, cutting and drilling composite materials.

No other industry has attracted as much public attention to composite materials as the automotive industry, which along with the aerospace industry is a driver...

Im Focus: Room-temperature multiferroic thin films and their properties

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Tohoku University have developed high-quality GFO epitaxial films and systematically investigated their ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties. They also demonstrated the room-temperature magnetocapacitance effects of these GFO thin films.

Multiferroic materials show magnetically driven ferroelectricity. They are attracting increasing attention because of their fascinating properties such as...

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