Social media & archaeology—a match not made in heaven
Archaeologists are avid users of social media, as well as online crowd-based funding and content-sourcing tools—deploying them to save sites, sustain the historic environment and protect history, often ...
Online mapping tool shows fishery managers how to reduce bycatch
Spotting a scarlet tanager perched delicately on a nearby branch, David Wiedenfeld peers through his binoculars to get a closer look at the small bird's ruby plumes. Wiedenfeld, a long-time birder, often ...
Study of Maglev train suspensions paves way for simpler industrial fault detection through AI
A new approach of industrial fault detection based on Artificial Intelligence has been studied on the electro-magnetic suspension of floating Maglev trains and could be applied to other safety-critical control ...
World's smallest micro-camera promises to revolutionize smart sensors
Swiss researchers at CSEM in Neuchatel have developed the smallest-ever complete vision system on a chip, called Vision-In-Package (VIP). With a variety of potential uses—including brand recognition, robotic ...
Space lab to elucidate how liquid cocktails mix
What does space experimentation have in common with liquid cocktails? Both help in understanding what happens when multiple fluids are mixed together and subjected to temperature change - a phenomenon ubiquitous in nature ...
Ephemeral emails: Startup shows off self-destructing messages
A startup company wants to make your emails vanish forever—but in a good way.
Employers prefer male managerial potential to female proven track record
Male job applicants who are perceived to have high levels of leadership potential are rated as a better employment prospect than a female applicant with proven leadership track record.
Combatting counterfeiting using QR codes
QR security codes, developed by the start-up ScanTrust, make it possible to authenticate and locate goods using a smartphone application. Housed in the Innovation Park at EPFL, the company has developed a ...
Fujitsu develops world's first technology that visualizes complexity of business logic in a program's code
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of the world's first technology for visualizing the degree of complexity of the business logic in complex, large-scale business applications. In the past, ...
Space technology could reduce cost of renewable energy
Space-based radar technology could be harnessed by the renewable energy sector to drive down costs, according to academics at the University of Strathclyde.
Catalysing industrial change with marine-based enzymes
April 2015 saw the launch of an ambitious four-year EU project that hopes to unlock the immense potential of marine-sourced enzymes. The consortium behind INMARE (Industrial Applications of Marine Enzymes: Innovative screening ...
Wireless power transfer enhanced by metamaterials
Facebook rolls out video calls on Messenger
Facebook on Monday began rolling out video calling on its Messenger mobile application, enabling face-to-face conversations among users of the app around the world.
Small business: visa quotas hinder finding skilled help
Some small business owners say government quotas are keeping them from finding the highly skilled help they need.