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Trash-Sorting Robot Mimics Complex Human Sense of Touch

In Applied Physics Reviews, researchers from Tsinghua University work to break through the difficulties of robotic recognition of various common, yet complex, items. Their layered sensor is equipped with material detection at the surface and...
6-Jun-2024 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mapping Lava Flows with Groundbreaking Field Instrument

In Review of Scientific Instruments, researchers from the University at Buffalo develop a tool for measuring the viscosity of lava that could increase our understanding of molten rock as well as better improve models of its movement, giving...
30-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Harnessing Green Energy from Plants Depends on Their Circadian Rhythms

Plant hydraulics drive the biological process that moves fluids from roots to plant stems and leaves, creating streaming electric potential, or voltage, in the process.
23-May-2024 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pickleball Courts in a Legal Pickle #ASA186

As communities are flooded with pickleball courts to satiate the hunger for the snack-named game, HOAs and city councils face litigation by those whose lives are disrupted by pickleball’s din. The sport is uniquely noisy due to the hard paddles...
9-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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AI-Powered Headphones Filter Only Unwanted Noise #ASA186

Noise-canceling headphones automatically identify background sounds and cancel them out for much-needed peace and quiet. However, typical noise-canceling fails to distinguish between unwanted background sounds and crucial information, leaving...
9-May-2024 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Noise Survey Highlights Need for New Direction at Canadian Airports #ASA186

At the Toronto Pearson International Airport, airplane traffic dropped by 80% in the first few months of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic., and in early 2020, the NVH-SQ Research Group out of the University of Windsor surveyed residents living...
8-May-2024 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Building a Better Sarcasm Detector #ASA186

Sarcasm is notoriously tricky to convey through text, and the subtle changes in tone that convey sarcasm often confuse computer algorithms as well, limiting virtual assistants and content analysis tools.
8-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Spider Silk Sound System #ASA186

Researchers from Binghamton University investigated how spiders listen to their environments through webs and found that the webs match the acoustic particle velocity for a wide range of sound frequencies.
7-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Reconstructing the Acoustics of Notre Dame

The April 15 fire that devastated the roof of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral left many people around the globe wondering whether it’s possible to rebuild it in a way that can recreate the cultural icon’s complex signature acoustics. Six years...
3-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT

The Spin Racket: Ping-Pong Champs Are Intuitive Masters of Fluid Dynamics

Curve balls may help a pitcher strike out batters in baseball; and some nasty spin can make an opponent sweat to return a tennis serve. But more so than in any other ball game, in table tennis – where the ball is so light and so small –dedicated...
8-Aug-2012 10:00 AM EDT

Experts Available: Fluid Dynamics and Ship Experts Discuss the Science of the Costa Concordia

When the cruise liner Costa Concordia drew too close to shore near the Italian island of Giglio, a large rocky outcrop quickly sliced through the ship’s hull. While many questions about the dynamics at play during that disaster remain unanswered,...
27-Feb-2012 8:00 AM EST

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