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In pandemic, using drones to drop medical supplies from sky

With a loud whir and a whoosh, a fixed-wing drone slingshots out of a medical warehouse, zips through hazy skies at 80 mph, pops open a belly hatch and drops a box of medical supplies. Slowed by a little parachute, the box ...

Artificial eye comes closer to human eye capabilities

A team of researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has built an artificial eye with capabilities that come close to ...

Image fusion method for underground pipeline leakage detection

The water supply network is closely connected to all aspects of society. Acoustic methods could be applied to underground pipe network monitoring and leakage detection through measurements using acoustic/vibration sensors ...

Secure smart-home entry via earprint

Fingerprints and DNA are widely known forms of biometrics, thanks to crime dramas on television. But as technology advances the Internet of Things, the interconnection of computer devices in common objects, other forms of ...

Sony designing finger-tracking VR controller

A report by Sony software engineers reveals the company is developing a highly immersive virtual reality motion system likely to be used in its next generation PlayStation controllers.

Cooking Raspberry Pi for the smart home

Researchers in India describe the potential of the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer to be used as a control system for home automation using the so-called Internet of Things. They outline details in the International Journal ...

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