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flowchart of how artificial chemist works

Jun 4, 2020

‘Artificial Chemist’ Combines AI, Robotics to Conduct Autonomous R&D

Combining AI and robotics to advance materials R&D and manufacturing. 

photos of glasses and video equipment, as well as different types of terrain

May 27, 2020

Researchers Incorporate Computer Vision, Uncertainty Into AI for Robotic Prosthetics

New software aims to improve robotic prosthetics. 

A bunch of sweetpotatoes

May 27, 2020

Big Data for Better Sweetpotatoes

An interdisciplinary team is setting out to use artificial intelligence to make sweetpotatoes even more profitable. 

radiation warning sign

May 11, 2020

Study Suggests a Polymer Composite Could Serve as Lighter, Non-Toxic Radiation Shielding

Polymer may be a light, strong, non-toxic alternative to traditional radiation shields. 

fabric sleeve that is also a video game controller

Apr 30, 2020

‘Breathable’ Electronics Pave the Way for More Functional Wearable Tech

Stretchable electronic material can 'breathe' – making it more comfortable for users. 

noncombatants boarding a military transport helicopter

Feb 28, 2020

New Tool Aims to Assist Military Logistics in Evacuating Noncombatants

A new computer model aims to expedite military operations aimed at evacuating noncombatants, disaster response or humanitarian relief. 

comparison of batch to microfluidic platforms

Feb 18, 2020

Green Approach Accelerates Process Optimization and Retrieval of ‘Switchable’ Solvents

Green tech accelerates screening and retrieval of “switchable” solvents. 

student studies at computer

Feb 5, 2020

Improving AI’s Ability to Identify Students Who Need Help

A new AI model is better able to predict how much students are learning in educational games. 

water droplets on a reflective surface

Aug 2, 2019

Self-Sterilizing Polymer Proves Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens

Researchers have found an elastic polymer that possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, allowing it to kill a range of viruses and drug-resistant bacteria in just minutes – including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). 

hands hold smartphone and sampling container for plant disease detection tech

Jul 29, 2019

Portable Tech Sniffs Out Plant Disease In The Field

Researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds that plants release through their leaves. 

firefighter with streaming data on facemask

Jul 25, 2019

Using Virtual Reality to Create New Tech for First Responders

Virtual reality allows researchers to develop and test new technologies for first responders without putting lives at risk. 

photo of an in situ scanning electron microscopy heating and loading device.

Jul 8, 2019

New Technique Allows Real-Time Microscopy at High Heat and Loading

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows them to track microscopic changes in metals or other materials in real time even when the materials are exposed to extreme heat and loads for an extended period of time. 

Two smartphone screens displaying the cyanotoxin sensor interface

Jun 25, 2019

Researchers Create First Portable Tech For Detecting Cyanotoxins In Water

Researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. 

.50 caliber round striking a target

Jun 5, 2019

Metal Foam Stops .50 Caliber Rounds as Well as Steel – At Less Than Half the Weight

Armor using composite metal foam can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel armor, even though it weighs less than half as much. 

a pig

May 6, 2019

Saving Our Bacon: A Scientist’s Work to Protect the Pork Industry From Virus Outbreaks

New effort aims to prepare for the next livestock disease outbreak.