Polluted Wastewater in the Forecast? Try a Solar Umbrella
Researchers have demonstrated a way to double the rate of evaporation by using solar energy and taking advantage of water's inherent properties.
Machine Learning Algorithms Help Predict Traffic Headaches
Urban traffic roughly follows a periodic pattern associated with the typical "9 to 5" work schedule. However, when an accident happens, traffic patterns are disrupted. Designing accurate traffic flow models, for use during accidents, is a major challenge for traffic engineers, who must adapt to unforeseen traffic scenarios in real time.
Printed sensors detect what's in your sweat
Needle pricks not your thing? A team of scientists is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what's in your sweat.
Thin, silver nanowires may hold key to flexible and safe touchscreens
An unexpected ability of cells to bend metal determines the safety of silver nanowires — highly conductive nanomaterials a thousand times thinner than a human hair that are being used in next-generation touchscreens for smartphones and consumer electronics, a team of scientists has found.
New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets
Scientists have made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic, opening the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter. Their findings could lead to a revolutionary class of printable liquid devices for a variety of applications from artificial cells that deliver targeted cancer therapies to flexible liquid robots that can change their shape to adapt to their surroundings.
Deep learning to assess suicide risks
Researchers are applying deep learning and analytics to electronic health record data to help the Veterans Administration address a host of medical and psychological challenges affecting many of the nation's 700,000 military veterans.
3D printed sponge to minimise effects of cancer treatment
With the help of sponges inserted in the bloodstream to absorb excess drugs, doctors are hoping to prevent the dangerous side effects of toxic chemotherapy agents or even deliver higher doses to knock back tumors, like liver cancer, that don't respond to more benign treatments.
A solar cell that does double duty for renewable energy
In the quest for abundant, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels, scientists have sought to harvest the sun's energy through "water splitting," an artificial photosynthesis technique that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water. But water-splitting devices have yet to live up to their potential because there still isn't a design for materials with the right mix of optical, electronic, and chemical properties needed for them to work efficiently.
Uber urges drivers to go electric
Studies have found that when shared and electric mobility are properly combined, along with automation, we can shrink the number of vehicles on the road and reduce transportation's climate footprint. That's why Uber has launched the EV Champions Initiative, a pilot program for driver-partners to deliver at least 5 million EV rides over the next year.
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New machine learning approach could accelerate bioengineering
Scientists have developed a way to use machine learning to dramatically accelerate the design of microbes that produce biofuel.