Robots to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps
Scientists at the University of Twente are working on robots that are expected to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps. The emphasis within this SHERPA project is on cooperation between human rescue ...
ARM targets device platform for quicker IoT development cycles
China blocks 'privacy' search engine DuckDuckGo
China has begun blocking the privacy-protecting search engine DuckDuckGo, which avoids storing user data or tracking online activity, according to the company and security researchers.
Apps for electric cars
Siemens is equipping electric cars with completely redesigned information and communications technology (ICT). Basically, the idea is to control a variety of vehicle functions on a uniform, centralized computer ...
Judging a fish by its color: For female bluefin killifish, love is a yellow mate
There's an old adage that warns against passing judgment based on appearance, but female bluefin killifish, like many animal species, apparently don't share such human wisdom when choosing a mate. Researchers ...
Highly automated live cell imaging speeds up the search for new drugs
Fraunhofer FIT will present the latest version of its Zeta Fluorescence Image Analysis software at MipTec, held in Basel, Switzerland, from September 23 to 25, 2014. Zeta, now extended to a software platform, ...
A mere ball, a very real mathematical challenge
To what extent could we predict the number on which a roulette ball is going to fall? Philippe Paccaud, micro-technology student, tackled this complex issue in his master's thesis. In the end, there was no ...
A platform to help consumers achieve sustainable energy consumption
While promoting sustainable electricity supplies requires coordination at the EU level, the actual implementation has to happen locally. If local actors – such as consumers – are to make a difference ...
Samsung to buy US tech firm SmartThings
Samsung said Friday it had reached a deal to buy a US home automation startup SmartThings, as the South Korean electronics giant aims to expand beyond the increasingly saturated smartphone market.
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Charging with ultrasound: uBeam has functional prototype
Presentations collectively prepared
Today, every speaker compiles his or her own presentations to accompany their lectures. With a new Internet platform that uses Wikipedia as its model, slide show presentations can now be drafted, distributed, ...
IBM to work to curb China pollution
IBM said Monday it had signed an agreement to help curb pollution in China, starting with the dangerous smog that afflicts Beijing.
Philips, Salesforce cooperate on medical platform
Royal Philips NV and Salesforce.com say they are jointly developing a software platform for medical services.