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Augmented reality helps build aircraft tanks

Walking through an unfamiliar city, getting directions or simulations of buildings that no longer exist – augmented reality is where virtual content and the real world come together. Scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of ...

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New approach in VR redirected walking presented

In the burgeoning world of virtual reality (VR) technology, it remains a challenge to provide users with a realistic perception of infinite space and natural walking capabilities in the virtual environment. A team of computer ...

dateJun 18, 2018 in Engineering
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An exoskeleton for paraplegics

Robotic devices are increasingly being used to assist patients with impaired motor functions. Through a novel adaptable exoskeleton, the Symbitron project hopes to revolutionise rehabilitation of patients.

dateJun 18, 2018 in Engineering
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Engineers configure RFID tags to work as sensors

These days, many retailers and manufacturers are tracking their products using RFID, or radio-frequency identification tags. Often, these tags come in the form of paper-based labels outfitted with a simple antenna and memory ...

dateJun 14, 2018 in Engineering
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Indoor positioning using a wireless network

Scientists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania, have developed an innovative method for indoor positioning of people and things using wireless network. It localises a human being or an object within an accuracy ...

dateJun 14, 2018 in Engineering
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Image: Evaluating the noise of future aircraft

As air traffic continues to surge in the U.S., neighbors who live near airports are complaining about the escalating noise. All the while, the demand for faster aircraft that travel at supersonic speeds is accelerating.

Robots learn by checking in on team members

The software and hardware needed to coordinate a team of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can communicate and work toward a common goal have recently been developed by KAUST researchers.

AI senses people's pose through walls

X-ray vision has long seemed like a far-fetched sci-fi fantasy, but over the last decade a team led by Professor Dina Katabi from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has continually gotten ...

Novel system mimics focus activity of the human eye

With aging comes deteriorating vision. At SIGGRAPH 2018, attendees will have the chance to test a new computational system that effectively mimics the natural way the human eye corrects focus, specifically while viewing objects ...

Digital assistant teaches runners healthier running style

Studies show that heel runners have an overall injury rate that is approximately twice as high compared to forefoot runners, according to Antonio Krüger, professor of computer science at Saarland University in Saarbrücken. ...

System for drone surveillance: How violence is boxed

Three researchers, Amarjot Singh (University of Cambridge), Devendra Patil (NIT Warangal India), and SN Omkar (IISc Bangalore) are working on the use of a drone and artificial intelligence to spot fighting people in a crowd.

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Chameleon-inspired nanolaser changes colors
The cells that control the formation of fat
On the path to an artificial cell

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