Technology

World’s first super-microsurgery operation with ‘robot hands’

Engineering
MAASTRICHT, Oct. 2, 2017 – Plastic surgeons at Maastricht University Medical Center have used a robotic device ...

Drones can almost see in the dark

Engineering
To fly safely, drones need to know their precise position and orientation in space at all times. ...

To Improve smartphone privacy, control access to third-party libraries

Informatics
PITTSBURGH– Smartphone apps that share users’ locations, contacts and other sensitive information with third parties often do ...

New software can detect when people text and drive

Informatics
Computer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo can accurately determine when drivers are ...

Algorithm uses Instagram posts to advise tourists on attractions most ...

Informatics
Programmers from ITMO University created a computer algorithm that allows tourists to find places of interest that ...

Keychain detector could catch food allergens before it’s too late

Engineering
For kids and adults with food allergies, a restaurant outing can be a fraught experience. Even when ...

Technique could aid mass production of biodegradable plastic

Engineering
Introducing a simple step to the production of plant-derived, biodegradable plastic could improve its properties while overcoming ...

Distributed wind power keeps spinning, growing

Engineering
RICHLAND, Wash. – Both businesses and homeowners are increasingly using distributed wind power thanks to innovative business ...

Too much information can be a good thing

Informatics
In the world of health care, the phrase “too much information” — or TMI — can be ...

First battery-free cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power

Engineering
University of Washington researchers have invented a cellphone that requires no batteries — a major leap forward ...