Making AI ‘Intentional’: a Case Study and New Programming Framework
Computer science researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) game-playing program that exhibits social reasoning and “intentionality.”
Researchers Inadvertently Boost Surface Area of Nickel Nanoparticles for Catalysis
A technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica shells actually fragments the material – creating a small core of oxidized nickel surrounded by smaller satellites.
Researchers Find Diffusion Plays Unusual Signaling Role in Drosophila Embryos
Research shows that diffusion plays an unexpected role in cell differentiation during the early stages of development in the embryos of Drosophila.
Cancer Immunotherapy Uses Melanin Against Melanoma
Researchers have developed a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model.
Zikry Scores Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award
Mohammed Zikry, a pioneer in micromechanics modeling, is honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Tech Increases Microfluidic Research Data Output 100-fold
Researchers have developed a technique that allows users to collect 100 times more spectrographic information per day from microfluidic devices, compared to the previous industry standard.
Study Shows Need for Adaptive Powered Knee Prosthesis to Assist Amputees
Study shows adaptive robotic prosthesis could be helpful to amputees attempting to adapt to real-world situations, like carrying a backpack.
Technique Offers Advance in Testing Micro-Scale Compressive Strength of Cement
Researchers have, for the first time, used a “micropillar compression” technique to characterize the micro-scale strength of cement, allowing for the development of cement with desirable strength properties for civil engineering applications.
New Techniques Boost Performance of Non-Volatile Memory Systems
Researchers have developed new software and hardware designs that should limit programming errors and improve system performance in devices that use non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies.
Study Finds Auto-Fix Tool Gets More Programmers to Upgrade Code
Failure to make necessary upgrades to software code can have dire consequences, such as the major data breach at Equifax.