Improving robot mobility and motion planning in difficult terrain

Scientists produce an interactive programme that aids complex robots with motion planning for environments containing obstacles. Computer scientists at Rice University have developed a method...

ZenGUARD™: Graphene-based nanotechnology reduces transmission risk

Zentek’s ZenGUARD™ graphene-based nanotechnology filters and deactivates pathogens to reduce the risk of transmission, making higher risk work environments and social interactions safer. The team...

Chiral spin soliton lattice: Critical for global 6G developers

A research team from Osaka Metropolitan University has discovered that a magnetic structure called a chiral spin soliton lattice is vital for global 6G...

AI ethics and regulation to be revolutionised with £8.5m investment

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) revealed the UK's first key research program on AI ethics and regulation. AI ethics and regulation: Answering some...

How can the UK public sector reap the benefits of AI?

Clear standards of conduct and greater transparency will enable UK public sector to reap the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Committee on Standards in Public Life have published its report and recommendations to the Prime Minister to ensure that...

Researchers have virtually unrolled lithium batteries

An international team, led by the University College London, have virtually ‘unrolled’ the coil of electrode layers from a lithium battery using an algorithm design for papyrus scrolls. Published in Nature Communications, the study combined X-ray and neutron tomography to...

Environmentally sustainable retail tags made using nanotechnology

Researchers at the University of Sussex have developed an ink using nanotechnology that reduces metal waste in the retail industry. Following the £8m ESRC investment in Digital Futures at Work Research Centre, University of Sussex academics and an innovative SME...

How smart is your city?

Researchers have assessed the top ranking smart cities in Australia by evaluating each city against criteria based on the ‘four pillars of economy’. A new study published by Queensland University of Technology, Australia, has ranked Australia’s top smart cities. Researchers...

US Army and FlexTech to accelerate sensor technology

In collaboration with the US Army Research Laboratory, SEMI-FlexTech will launch six projects to accelerate sensor and sensor system innovations. SEMI-FlexTech have announced the launch of six projects to accelerate sensor and sensor system innovations for new applications in industries...

Women in Technology finalists have been announced

Women in Technology have announced the finalists for their 2020 Leadership Awards. One of the women to receive a nomination is Sherry Hwang, co-founder of Pyramid Systems. Women in Technology (WIT) has named Pyramid Systems' President and Co-founder, Sherry Hwang,...

The algorithm behind puncture-free tires

Scientists from the University of Illinois have focused their research on the shear layer of the tire in order to help the design a puncture-free tire. "The shear layer is where you get the most bang for your buck from...

Yara and IBM collaborate to encourage farming data exchange

Yara International and IBM have launched The Open Farm & Field Data Exchange, with aims to facilitates collaboration around farm and field data. Yara International, a global leader in crop nutrition and digital farming solutions, and IBM have invited farmer...

Cattle facial recognition could combat agricultural fraud

False insurance claims and stolen stock are some of the issues effecting the cattle industry. Start-ups are now using facial recognition and machine learning to tackle these problems. A start-up in the dairy industry, Stellapps, are in the early stages...

Emerging technologies: blockchain and AI

Chair of the European Parliament's Science and Technology Options Assessment Body (STOA), Eva Kaili, explains how Europe can be strong if we use these new technologies in the right way. Eva Kaili is the head of the Greek Group of...

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