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Innovation - Computer Science - 02.11.2023
Can AI help boost accessibility? These researchers tested it for themselves
Generative artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT, an AI-powered language tool, and Midjourney, an AI-powered image generator, can potentially assist people with various disabilities. These tools could summarize content, compose messages or describe images. Yet the degree of this potential is an open question, since, in addition to regularly spouting inaccuracies and failing at basic reasoning , these tools can perpetuate ableist biases.

Health - Innovation - 31.10.2023
Start-up dedicated to developing new antibiotics
Start-up dedicated to developing new antibiotics
Smartbax nominated for Falling Walls award It all began with basic research: While conducting laboratory experiments, a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) came across an active agent against multidrug-resistant bacteria with a fundamental difference to antibiotics developed to date. The researchers have since established a start-up to develop a new drug based on this agent.

Environment - Innovation - 30.10.2023
Offset markets: new approach could help save tropical forests by restoring faith in carbon credits
Offset markets: new approach could help save tropical forests by restoring faith in carbon credits
A new way to price carbon credits could encourage desperately needed investment in forest preservation and boost vital progress towards net-zero. Our new approach has the potential to address market concerns around nature-based solutions to carbon offsetting. Srinivasan Keshav A new approach to valuing the carbon storage potential of natural habitats aims to help restore faith in offset schemes, by enabling investors to directly compare carbon credit pricing across a wide range of projects.

Physics - Innovation - 30.10.2023
Monitoring nuclear weapons stockpiles with radio waves
Monitoring nuclear weapons stockpiles with radio waves
Monitoring whether states are complying with disarmament treaties is not an easy task. An international team has been exploring remote monitoring with the help of two antennas and a couple of mirrors. An international research team has proposed a new method for monitoring nuclear disarmament treaties.

Innovation - 30.10.2023
New Research Group: Construction of Tissue in Laboratory
The focus lies on complex sound fields and their interaction with particles and cells An interdisciplinary research group combining mechanical engineering and biotechnology has taken up its work at the Institute for Molecular Systems Engineering and Advanced Materials (IMSEAM) of Heidelberg University.

Materials Science - Innovation - 30.10.2023
Using lasers to 'heat and beat' 3D-printed steel could help reduce costs
Using lasers to ’heat and beat’ 3D-printed steel could help reduce costs
Researchers have developed a new method for 3D printing metal that could help reduce costs and make more efficient use of resources. This method could help reduce the costs of metal 3D printing, which could in turn improve the sustainability of the metal manufacturing industry Matteo Seita The method, developed by a research team led by the University of Cambridge, allows structural modifications to be 'programmed' into metal alloys during 3D printing, fine-tuning their properties without the 'heating and beating' process that's been in use for thousands of years.

Materials Science - Innovation - 27.10.2023
3D printed reactor core makes solar fuel production more efficient
3D printed reactor core makes solar fuel production more efficient
Using a new 3D printing technique, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed special ceramic structures for a solar reactor. Initial experimental testing show that these structures can boost the production yield of solar fuels. In recent years, engineers at ETH Zurich have developed the technology to produce liquid fuels from sunlight and air.

Microtechnics - Innovation - 26.10.2023
Soft, elephant trunk-like robot for close interaction with humans
Soft, elephant trunk-like robot for close interaction with humans
Researchers have designed a bio-inspired robot with a novel trimmed helicoid structure that allows for a wide range of motion and safe interaction with humans. At EPFL's CREATE lab , under the guidance of Josie Hughes, a breakthrough has been made in the realm of soft robotics. Drawing inspiration from the versatile movement of elephant trunks and octopus tentacles, the team introduced the trimmed helicoid - a novel robotic structure that promises greater compliance and control in robotic designs.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 26.10.2023
A wild Australian grain to diversify diets
A wild Australian grain to diversify diets
Researchers from The University of Queensland hope wild millet from outback Australia's Channel Country could help feed the world as climate change impacts established grain crops. PhD candidate and Global Change Scholar Rahul Chandora at the Queensland Alliance of Agriculture and Food Innovation is working with the Centre of Excellence for Plant Success and Mithaka Corporation to analyse the genome of Echinochloa turneriana or Channel millet.

Health - Innovation - 24.10.2023
Better cancer diagnosis thanks to digital 3D images
Better cancer diagnosis thanks to digital 3D images
How to bring a diagnostic process that has endured for 100 years into the digital age? Two researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich are developing a robotic platform that enables a more accurate diagnosis of cancer cells by rapidly quantifying tissue samples in their entirety. It all started with an innocuous question at the start of Francesca Catto's doctoral thesis: wouldn't it be nice if tissue samples could be coloured and digitally displayed as a 3D image?

Innovation - Transport - 23.10.2023
Researchers design and fly world’s largest quadcopter drone
Engineers at The University of Manchester have built and flown the world's largest quadcopter drone. The drone, made from a cardboard-like material called foamboard, measures 6.4m (21 ft) corner to corner and weighs 24.5kg - 0.5kg less than the weight limit set by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Innovation - 23.10.2023
New analytical framework identifies inconsistencies in technology legislation
Since new technologies often develop very quickly, it is difficult for legislation to keep up. This can result in a mismatch, whereby the use and ramifications of a new technology are not sufficiently covered by existing regulatory framework, for instance, in data protection legislation. PhD researcher Mara Paun of Tilburg Law School has developed an analytical framework to identify and address these mismatches.

Physics - Innovation - 19.10.2023
To excel at engineering design, generative AI must learn to innovate
To excel at engineering design, generative AI must learn to innovate
AI models that prioritize similarity falter when asked to design something completely new. ChatGPT and other deep generative models are proving to be uncanny mimics. These AI supermodels can churn out poems, finish symphonies, and create new videos and images by automatically learning from millions of examples of previous works.

Innovation - Environment - 18.10.2023
New Research Explores Role of Innovation Intermediaries in Shaping the Future of AI-Enabled Engineering Biology
New Research Explores Role of Innovation Intermediaries in Shaping the Future of AI-Enabled Engineering Biology
Researchers from the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) at AMBS have just published an article titled "Innovation Intermediaries at the Convergence of Digital Technologies, Sustainability, and Governance: A Case Study of AI-Enabled Engineering Biology." This paper, featured in Technovation, offers valuable insights into the crucial role played by innovation intermediaries in shaping innovative ecosystems.

Innovation - Politics - 16.10.2023
Tackling fake news
Waterloo Engineering researchers are developing new technologies to combat disinformation - a robust solution to fake news By John Roe Faculty of Engineering Cutting-edge technologies gave the world fake news, but researchers from the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Engineering are developing even newer technology to stop it.

Innovation - Paleontology - 13.10.2023
Infant jawbone confirms the emergence of Homo erectus two million years ago
Research at the Ethiopian site of Garba IV, in the archaeological area of Melka Kunture, in which the Universidad Complutense de Madrid participates, constitutes one of the oldest fossils attributed to this species and is the one with the most diagnostic evidence . The bone remains, described in Science, appear together with lithic tools elaborated with Olduvayense technology, characterized by small-sized lithic tools, the first technology developed by mankind, which allows corroborating for the first time that Homo erectus used this technology .

Computer Science - Innovation - 12.10.2023
TU Delft and JetBrains are launching new ICAI lab AI for Software Engineering
How can we engineer better software by using artificial intelligence (AI)- TU Delft and JetBrains are joining their knowledge and expertise on AI and software development in the new AI for Software Engineering Lab (AI4SE). The goal of the collaboration is to develop a deep understanding of how novel AI technologies can strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of software engineering processes.

Health - Innovation - 12.10.2023
A new hope in cancer detection
A new hope in cancer detection
Researchers develop tiny nanoSABERs to aid battle against cancer New technology allows clinicians to visualize tumors in their entirety, which could improve cancer imaging and outcomes When Jedi Knights need to vanquish an enemy, they whip out their trusty lightsabers. In the future, thanks to Johns Hopkins researchers, doctors seeking to crush cancer may wield minuscule molecular nanoSABERs that allow them to look at tumors in ways never before possible.

Health - Innovation - 09.10.2023
Smartphones could be used to monitor liver disease patients at home
Smartphones could be used to monitor liver disease patients at home
A smartphone camera was able to detect changes in skin tone and eye colour that require patients to seek medical help, in new research from UCL and the Royal Free Hospital. The study, published in PLOS Digital Health , is the first to assess and compare how smartphone images of the forehead, white of the eye and lower eyelid could be used to accurately predict the bilirubin level of patients with advanced cirrhosis.

Computer Science - Innovation - 09.10.2023
Ensuring safer skies with AI
Ensuring safer skies with AI
As drone traffic increases, researchers turn to AI to help avoid collisions Johns Hopkins researchers develop a model that uses autonomous decision-making to make the skies safer Autonomous drone aircraft traffic in uncontrolled airspace below 400 feet altitude is expected to substantially increase in the next few years.