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September 29, 2020

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Security Software for Autonomous Vehicles

Before autonomous vehicles participate in road traffic, they must demonstrate conclusively that they do not pose a danger to others. New software prevents accidents by predicting different variants ...

Virtual Tourism Could Offer New Opportunities for Travel Industry, Travelers

A new proposal for virtual travel, using advanced mathematical techniques and combining livestream video with existing photos and videos of travel ...

Scientists Slow and Steer Light With Resonant Nanoantennas

Researchers have fashioned ultrathin silicon nanoantennas that trap and redirect light, for applications in quantum computing, LIDAR and even the detection of ...

3D Hand-Sensing Wristband Signals Future of Wearable Tech

In a potential breakthrough in wearable sensing technology, researchers have designed a wrist-mounted device that continuously tracks the entire human hand in ...
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Study Reveals Design Flaws of Chatbot-Based Symptom-Checker Apps

Millions of people turn to their mobile devices when seeking medical advice. They're able to share their symptoms and receive potential diagnoses through chatbot-based symptom-checker (CSC) ...

Virtual Imaging Trials Optimize CT, Radiography for COVID-19

A new article looks at the use of virtual imaging trials in effective assessment and optimization of CT and radiography acquisitions and analysis tools to help manage the coronavirus disease ...

Teamwork Can Make the 5G Dream Work: A Collaborative System Architecture for 5G Networks

Scientists explain how collaboration between cloud and network service providers could enable advanced 5G ...

Robo-Teammate Can Detect, Share 3D Changes in Real-Time

Something is different, and you can't quite put your finger on it. But your robot ...

A How-to Guide for Teaching GIS Courses Online With Hardware or Software in the Cloud

Geographers offer first-hand accounts of what is required for GIS instructors and IT administrators to set up virtual computing specifically for providing state-of-the-art geographic information ...

Engaging Undergrads Remotely With an Escape Room Game

Researchers describe an alternative way to engage students: a virtual game, modeled on an escape room, in which teams solve chemistry problems to progress and ...

Will Telehealth Services Become the Norm Following COVID-19 Pandemic?

Experts address whether the routine use of telehealth for patients with cancer could have long-lasting and unforeseen effects on the provision and quality of ...

Venus Flytrap Snapping Mechanisms Virtually Captured

The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) takes only 100 milliseconds to trap its prey. Once their leaves, which have been transformed into snap traps, have closed, insects can no longer escape. Using ...

Getting Real With Immersive Sword Fights

Sword fights are often the weak link in virtual reality (VR) fighting games, with digital avatars engaging in battle using imprecise, pre-recorded movements that barely reflect the player's ...

A Deep-Learning E-Skin Decodes Complex Human Motion

A deep-learning powered single-strained electronic skin sensor can capture human motion from a distance. The single strain sensor placed on the wrist decodes complex five-finger motions in real time ...

Digitize Your Dog Into a Computer Game

Researchers have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitize your dog without a motion capture suit and using only one ...

Study Demonstrates Feasibility of Hologram Technology in Liver Tumor Ablation

Data from one of the first clinical uses of augmented reality guidance with electromagnetically tracked tools shows that the technology may help doctors quickly, safely, and accurately deliver ...

Silicon 'Neurons' May Add a New Dimension to Computer Processors

Research shows that energy constraints on a system, coupled with an intrinsic property of systems, push silicon neurons to create a dynamic, at-a-distance communication that is more robust and ...

Multifunctional E-Glasses Monitor Health, Protect Eyes, Control Video Games

Fitness tracker bracelets and watches provide useful information, such as step count and heart rate, but they usually can't provide more detailed data about the wearer's health. Now, ...

VR and AR Devices at 1/100 the Cost and 1/10,000 the Thickness in the Works

Mechanical and chemical engineers have developed moldable nanomaterials and a printing technology using metamaterials, which allows for the commercialization of inexpensive and thin VR and AR ...

Algorithmic Autos

Connected and automated vehicles use technology such as sensors, cameras and advanced control algorithms to adjust their operation to changing conditions with little or no input from drivers. A ...

3D VR Blood Flow to Improve Cardiovascular Care

Biomedical engineers are developing a massive fluid dynamics simulator that can model blood flow through the full human arterial system at subcellular resolution. One of the goals of the effort is to ...

Telemedicine Transforms Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Disease Epicenter

A new study shows how virtual urgent care appointments increased by more than 600 percent, signaling a possible long-term shift in healthcare ...

New Device Simulates Feel of Walls, Solid Objects in Virtual Reality

Today's virtual reality systems can create immersive visual experiences, but seldom do they enable users to feel anything -- particularly walls, appliances and furniture. A new device, however, ...

Anxious About Public Speaking? Your Smart Speaker Could Help

Researchers have developed a public-speaking tutor on the Amazon Alexa platform. The tutor enables users to engage in cognitive restructuring exercise -- a psychological technique that helps anxious ...

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