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2020
16 Dec 2020

AI Shows Promise to Generate Faster, More Accurate Weather Forecasts

Today's weather forecasts come from some of the most powerful computers on Earth. The huge machines churn through millions of calculations to solve equations to predict temperature, wind, rainfall and other weather events. A forecast's combined need for speed and accuracy taxes even the most modern computers.
5 Nov 2020

Smart Tablecloth can Find Fruit and Help Watering the Plants

Researchers have designed a smart fabric that can detect non-metallic objects ranging from avocadoes to credit cards. The fabric, named Capacitivo, senses shifts in electrical charge to identify items of varying shapes and sizes.
2019
30 Jan 2019

Identifying artificial intelligence "blind spots"

A novel model developed by MIT and Microsoft researchers identifies instances in which autonomous systems have "learned" from training examples that don't match what's actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of artificial intelligence systems, such as driverless vehicles and autonomous robots.
2018
8 Jan 2018

AI can determine a neighborhood's political leanings by its cars

Using computer algorithms that can see and learn, they have analyzed millions of publicly available images on Google Street View. The researchers say they can use that knowledge to determine the political leanings of a given neighborhood just by looking at the cars on the streets.
2016
19 Aug 2016

Customized functional devices attached directly on skin

DuoSkin is a fabrication process that enables anyone to create customized functional devices that can be attached directly on their skin.
13 May 2016

Aesthetic and functional temporary tattoos

A fabrication process that draws from current body decoration processes (i.e., jewelry- like metallic temporary tattoos) for the creation of on- skin technology.
21 Mar 2016

Smartwatches can now track your finger in mid-air using sonar

As mobile and wearable devices such as smartwatches grow smaller, it gets tougher for people to interact with screens the size of a matchbook. That could change with a new sonar technology.
25 Feb 2016

Microsoft tests underwater data center for more efficient cooling

Microsoft has tested a prototype of a self-contained data center that can operate hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean, in efforts to reducing the need for expensive air-conditioning.
2015
15 Jul 2015

Microsoft's WearDrive boosts wearables battery life

Microsoft researchers have come up with a way to make wearable gadgets such as fitness trackers and smart watches go much longer between charges.
6 May 2015

Joanneum Research

Joanneum Research is a technology provider for business and industrial clients. They are made up of six research divisions which product IP which they can then license out to customers.
22 Apr 2015

Wearable sensor could operate digital devices

A new wearable device that turns the user's thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad
2014
9 Oct 2014

New technique could save power on OLED mobile devices

FingerShadow is a new technique which does local dimming for the screen areas covered by the users' fingers to save power without compromising the user visual experience.
2013
12 Nov 2013

Inkjet-based circuits at fraction of time and cost

Researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and cheaply make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials.
9 Aug 2013

Internal tagging technique for 3D-printed objects

The 3D printing process used to produce an object can simultaneously generate an internal, invisible tag, say scientists.
29 Apr 2013

Highlights from Printed Electronics Europe 2013 in Berlin

24 Apr 2013

IDTechEx's Printed Electronics Europe 2013 Grows by Over 20%

Attendance at last week's Printed Electronics Europe 2013 event grew by over 20%. The highly successful conference and tradeshow, hosted by IDTechEx, covered the broad range of emerging materials and devices, including OLEDs, touch surfaces, TFTs, stretchable and textile electronics, energy generation and much more. Presentations, exhibitors and attendees covered the full supply chain from materials to their final application in verticals such as the media, consumer electronics, the internet of things and even vehicles.
2011
29 Aug 2011

Microsoft duo breaks through with wearable technology concept

Microsoft designers create "The Printing Dress" - an award-winning wearable technology creation that's turning heads in design circles.