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Snake gait: Science observes nature to invent new ways of moving
Snake locomotion is a source of inspiration for technology: graceful, silent, adaptable and efficient, it can be implemented on devices designed for the most diverse applications, from space exploration to medicine. A new study adds to this line of research and proposes a detailed mathematical (...)
[Science daily]

The scientists harvesting energy from humans to power our wearables
An MIT lab has produced a device the size of a stamp that harvests energy from bending movements. Commercialising it could be a breakthrough for wearables Inside a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sangtae Kim has been tinkering with a paper-thin device the size of a (...)
[The Guardian]

Organic crystals allow creating flexible electronic devices
Scientists have grown organic crystals that allow creating flexible electronic devices.
[Science daily]

Mu Sigma Appoints Ambiga Dhiraj as New CEO
Mu Sigma , the world's largest pure-play provider of decision sciences and analytics solutions, announced today that Ambiga Dhiraj, formerly Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately. Founder and former CEO, Dhiraj Rajaram, will (...)
[WebWire Internet technology]

Mu Sigma Appoints Ambiga Dhiraj as New CEO
Mu Sigma , the world's largest pure-play provider of decision sciences and analytics solutions, announced today that Ambiga Dhiraj, formerly Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately. Founder and former CEO, Dhiraj Rajaram, will (...)
[WebWire Computer software]

Building a foundation for computer science for all
Computer science has become a new basic skill, essential in order to excel in an increasingly computational and data-intensive world. However, access to computer science (CS) at the K-12 levels remains limited. CS is taught in less than 25 percent of US high schools. Rural and high-need schools (...)
[Science daily]

Using mathematics to improve human health
Scientists have used mathematics as a tool to provide precise details of the structure of protein nanoparticles, potentially making them more useful in vaccine design.
[Science daily]

Smallest lattice structure worldwide
Scientists have now presented the smallest human-made lattice structure. Its struts and braces are made of glassy carbon. They are smaller than comparable metamaterials by a factor of five. The small dimension results in so far unreached ratios of strength to density. Applications as (...)
[Science daily]

Scientist creates artificial intelligence algorithm to monitor machinery health
An artificial intelligence algorithm greatly increases accuracy in diagnosing the health of complex mechanical systems. In blind tests using data coming from highly unpredictable and real-life situations, the algorithm consistently achieves over 90 percent accuracy, say the (...)
[Science daily]

Super Mario gets social intelligence
Computer scientists help the popular jump ‘n’ run game figures learn to observe, collaborate – and even switch allegiance.
[Science daily]

Planning for a disease outbreak? There's a game for that
Computer scientists and statisticians are turning disease outbreak planning exercises into a game. They’re creating powerful new software that can predict, simulate and analyze a major disease outbreak – all in the form of an intuitive, multiplayer (...)
[Science daily]

Quantum tech: New invention revolutionizes heat transport
Scientists have made a breakthrough in physics. They succeeded in transporting heat maximally effectively 10,000 times further than ever before. The discovery may lead to a giant leap in the development of quantum computers.
[Science daily]

Exact formula now available for measuring scientific success
Scientometrics research is the science of evaluating scientific performance. Physics methods designed to predict growth based on a scale-free network have rarely been applied to this field. Now, scientists have developed an analytical method using a previously developed agent-based model to (...)
[Science daily]

Robotic fingers with a gentle touch
Soft electronics are changing the way robots can touch. Scientists have developed a new soft robotic gripper -- made out of rubber and stretchable electrodes -- that can bend and pick up delicate objects like eggs and paper, taking robotics to a whole new (...)
[Science daily]

Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production
Materials scientists believe the tiny sheets of the semiconductor zinc oxide they're growing could have huge implications for the future of a host of electronic and biomedical devices.
[Science daily]

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