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Mobile Phone App Designed to Boost Physical Activity in Women Shows Promise in Trial

Activity trackers and mobile phone apps are all the rage, but do they really help users increase and maintain physical activity? A new study has found that one mobile phone app designed for inactive women did help when combined with an activity tracker and personal counseling.

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Nature Inspires a Novel New Form of Computing, Using Light

HAMILTON, ON May 24, 2019 - McMaster researchers have developed a simple and highly novel form of computing by shining patterned bands of light and shadow through different facets of a polymer cube and reading the combined results that emerge.

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Building Next Gen Smart Materials with the Power of Sound

Researchers have used sound waves to precisely manipulating atoms and molecules, accelerating the sustainable production of breakthrough smart materials.

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A simple, Yet Versatile, New Design for Chaotic Oscillating Circuitry Inspired by Prime Numbers

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have found a simple, yet highly versatile, way to generate "chaotic signals" with various features. The technique consists of interconnecting three "ring oscillators," effectively making them compete against each other while controlling their respective strengths and their linkages. The resulting device is rather small and efficient, thus suitable for emerging applications such as realizing wireless networks of sensors.

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Biometric Time and Attendance Tracking of Mobile Employees

Companies are challenged every day with keeping accurate track of their employees' time, attendance, and whereabouts. This is an essential part of managing a business enterprise, regardless of industry or the type of product or service being offered. Knowing how long it takes an employee to perform a task gives the company a basis for calculating the cost, price, and ultimately profit.

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Artificial Intelligence Becomes Life-long Learner with New Framework

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (May 20, 2019) - A project of the U.S. Army has developed a new framework for deep neural networks that allow artificial intelligence systems to better learn new tasks while forgetting less of what they have learned regarding previous tasks.

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Researchers Develop Novel Framework for Tracking Developments in Optical Sensors

Plasmonics and photonics have been drawing attention in both academia and industry due to their use in an extensive range of applications, one of which includes optical sensing. The development of optical sensing technology not only contributes to the scientific research community as a versatile tool but also offers substantial commercial value for smart city and Internet of Things (IOT) applications due to its energy efficiency, lightweight, small size and suitability for remote sensing. Reinforcing its significance, the Scientific American identified plasmonic sensing as one of the top 10 emerging technologies of 2018.

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Physicists Create Prototype Superefficient Memory for Future Computers

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and their colleagues from Germany and the Netherlands have achieved material magnetization switching on the shortest timescales, at a minimal energy cost. They have thus developed a prototype of energy-efficient data storage devices. The paper was published in the journal Nature.

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New Way to Beat the Heat in Electronics

A nanocomposite invented at Rice University's Brown School of Engineering promises to be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics, energy storage, and electric devices.

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Study Explores the use of Robots and Artificial Intelligence to Understand the Deep-Sea

Artificial intelligence (AI) could help scientists shed new light on the variety of species living on the ocean floor, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth.

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Inspired by a Soft Body of a Leech -- a Wall-Climbing Robot

A research team of Dr. Tomoaki Mashimo, Associate Prof. of Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Toyohashi University of Technology, and Dr. Fumiya Iida, a reader in robotics of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, has successfully developed a leech-shaped robot, "LEeCH", which can climb a vertical wall.

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A Step Closer to Future 5G Smartphones with the World's First Antenna-on-Display

It has been a few years since physical keyboards have been replaced by on-screen touch sensors for wireless devices such as cellular phones. This eventually triggered the modern day smartphone-era by introducing large-screen displays on portable devices.

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