New study presents real-time biodynamic knee OA evaluation training robot

[ad_1] Professor Sang Hoon Kang in the School of Mechanical Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering at UNIST. Credit: Kyoungchae Kim (Public Relations Team, UNIST) A research team, affiliated with South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented a system that can quantitatively complement the diagnosis of knee arthritis, which was performed only […]

Study finds big benefits in embracing vehicle safety tech

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Alerting drivers to potential threats through “driver-assist” warning systems has been shown to reduce the odds of a crash. Using cameras or radar, each tool detects potentially dangerous anomalies, such as drifting from a lane, and alerts drivers to the threat. A study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers published in […]

Study tests performance of electric solid propellant

[ad_1] Photograph of PTFE (left) and HIPEP (right) propellant samples used in the test. Credit: University of Illinois Department of Aerospace Engineering Electric solid propellants are being explored for use in dual-mode rocket engines because they aren’t susceptible to ignite from a spark or flame and can be turned on and off electrically. Researchers from […]

A virtual reality system to study the collection of visual feedback from robotic arms

[ad_1] The parasitic body in two contexts. On the left, the VR perspective. On the right, the real space with both participants. The participant on the left (indicated in red) controls the main body. The participant on the right (indicated in green) controls the parasitic limb. The yellow circle indicates the camera position in both […]

Majority of social media users are happy for their data to be used for research, study reveals

[ad_1] Social media users cited the potential benefit for medical research as the most influential factor for them to consent to their data being used for research. Credit: University of York Social media users are generally positive about their personal data being used for research purposes, a study by the University of York has revealed. […]

Physicists' study demonstrates silicon's energy-harvesting power

[ad_1] Dr. Mark Lee, head of the Department of Physics in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, explains his research into the thermoelectric harvesting ability of silicon “nanoblades.” Credit: University of Texas at Dallas A University of Texas at Dallas physicist has teamed with Texas Instruments Inc. to design a better way for electronics […]

Physicists' study demonstrates silicon's energy-harvesting power

[ad_1] Dr. Mark Lee, head of the Department of Physics in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, explains his research into the thermoelectric harvesting ability of silicon “nanoblades.” Credit: University of Texas at Dallas A University of Texas at Dallas physicist has teamed with Texas Instruments Inc. to design a better way for electronics […]

Installing solar panels on agricultural lands maximizes their efficiency, new study shows

[ad_1] Sheep graze under the 35th Street Solar Array at Oregon State University. Credit: Mark Floyd, The most productive places on Earth for solar power are farmlands, according to an Oregon State University study. The study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, finds that if less than 1 percent of agricultural land was converted […]

Study finds workers would rather be replaced by a robot than another person

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A trio of researchers with the Technical University of Munich and Erasmus University Rotterdam has found evidence that suggests workers would rather be replaced by a robot rather than another human being. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, Armin Granulo, Christoph Fuchs and Stefano Puntoni describe […]

Study explores interactions between world leaders on social media

[ad_1] The leaders’ mention network uncovered by the researchers. Credit: Iakhnis & Badawy. Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have recently carried out a study investigating the interactions among different world leaders and influential political figures on social media. Their findings, pre-published on arXiv, provide interesting new insight about how government actors use […]