Etalumis ‘reverses’ simulations to reveal new science

Scientists already have robust simulation software packages that model the physics and everything that occurs within the detector. NOVEMBER 13, 2019 by Keri Troutman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Scientists have built simulations to help explain behavior in the real world, including modeling for disease transmission and prevention, autonomous vehicles, climate science, and in the search for […]

System provides cooling with no electricity

Passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away. David Chandler | MIT News OfficeOctober 30, 2019 Imagine a device that can sit outside under blazing sunlight on a clear day, and without using any power cool things down by more than 23 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees […]

Self-transforming robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other

Developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, robots can self-assemble to form various structures with applications including inspection. Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAILOctober 30, 2019 Swarms of simple, interacting robots have the potential to unlock stealthy abilities for accomplishing complex tasks. Getting these robots to achieve a true hive-like mind of coordination, though, […]

Unlocking a 140-year-old secret in physics

In a new study in the journal Nature, an IBM Research-led collaboration describes an exciting breakthrough in a 140-year-old mystery in physics. OCTOBER 11, 2019 by IBM Semiconductors are the basic building blocks of today’s digital, electronic age, providing us a multitude of devices that benefit our modern life, including computer, smartphones and other mobile devices. Improvements […]