MIT team shows system that tracks people through walls
Issues surrounding the seawall construction plans proposed by the Japanese government
In the coastal areas ravaged by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, current consensus-building between the government-driven construction of giant seawalls and local residents calling for a review of ...
New linguistic tools can predict your dialect characteristics
A new linguistic study may make it possible to more accurately predict the dialect features people use based on their demographic characteristics and where they live. In a new article published in the September 2014 issue ...
Four microphones, computer algorithm enough to produce 3-D model of simple, convex room
Blind people sometimes develop the amazing ability to perceive the contours of the room they're in based only on auditory information. Bats and dolphins use the same echolocation technique for navigating ...
Router compromise, rogue remote control? Easy, says ISE
Berkeley team explores sound for indoor localization
New system allows for high-accuracy, through-wall, 3-D motion tracking (w/ Video)
Imagine playing a video game like Call of Duty or Battlefield and having the ability to lead your virtual army unit while moving freely throughout your house.
Lima billboard is tapped for drinking water
Novel optical fibers transmit high-quality images
After having recently discovered a new way to propagate multiple beams of light through a single strand of optical fiber, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) now have found that their ...
Researchers develop a system that creates personalized climates around individuals
MIT researchers have developed a system that creates personalized climates around individuals. The project, called "Local Warming," uses WiFi-based motion tracking and ceiling-mounted dynamic heating elements ...
In the World: Small Mexican village produces clean water with solar-powered system
In a small village deep in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula—a day's drive from any source of clean, drinkable water—researchers from MIT are testing a system that purifies water with the help of the ...
Coral chemicals protect against warming oceans
Australian marine scientists have found the first evidence that coral itself may play an important role in regulating local climate.
Conflict with communities a big cost to business, researchers find
(Phys.org) —Researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ), the Harvard Kennedy School, and Clark University have uncovered that conflict with communities is costing mining companies billions of dollars.