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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.

Health - Innovation - 05.10.2023
Increased deep sleep benefits your heart
Increased deep sleep benefits your heart
Stimulating the brain with gentle sounds during deep sleep significantly enhances cardiac function, according to a new study. This discovery could have implications not only for cardiovascular diseases but also for competitive sports, among other areas. Sleep is a vital aspect of human life, with deep sleep being particularly crucial for overall health.

Chemistry - Innovation - 03.10.2023
Researchers shed new light on catalyst behaviour
Advancing Catalyst Research: Unveiling Mechanisms through Operando Spectroscopy Catalysts play a pivotal role in facilitating chemical reactions that underlie essential industrial processes, from refining fuels to manufacturing pharmaceuticals.

Health - Innovation - 03.10.2023
Artificial intelligence helps to simplify lung cancer risk prediction
Artificial intelligence helps to simplify lung cancer risk prediction
Machine learning models to identify the simplest way to screen for lung cancer have been developed by researchers from UCL and the University of Cambridge, bringing personalised screening one step closer. The model was found to be as good or better at predicting an individual's risk of getting lung cancer within five years compared to the best risk models available, and was able to do so using just a quarter of the information needed.

Innovation - Health - 02.10.2023
Is AI in the eye of the beholder?
Study shows users can be primed to believe certain things about an AI chatbot's motives, which influences their interactions with the chatbot. Someone's prior beliefs about an artificial intelligence agent, like a chatbot, have a significant effect on their interactions with that agent and their perception of its trustworthiness, empathy, and effectiveness, according to a new study.

Innovation - Criminology / Forensics - 28.09.2023
TU Delft and the police increase joint impact
Today, 28 September 2023, TU Delft and the police have strengthened their partnership by signing a framework agreement. The police and TU Delft are already successfully working together in domains such as smarter detection, cyber security, robotics and forensic research. This step enables more and easier collaboration on innovation and new technologies.

Innovation - Physics - 27.09.2023
IFIC and ENRESA develop innovative technology to characterise radioactivity stored in nuclear waste bulks
IFIC and ENRESA develop innovative technology to characterise radioactivity stored in nuclear waste bulks
The Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC, UV-CSIC) and the National Radioactive Waste Company (ENRESA) have developed a system to visualise the activity of waste stored in nuclear safety bulks. It is a technique that combines gamma ray tomography and artificial vision. Its portability and independence from the geometry of the radioactive waste allow complex tomographic reconstructions to be carried out, thus optimising nuclear waste classification processes.

Chemistry - Innovation - 22.09.2023
Scientists make methanol at room temperature
Scientists make methanol at room temperature
A more sustainable method of creating methanol - a key component of fuels, plastics, and medicines - has been developed by Cardiff scientists and an international team of collaborators. The process, which uses a highly active catalyst, converts oxygen and the natural gas methane into methanol at room temperature without the need for external energy sources such as light or electricity.

Chemistry - Innovation - 21.09.2023
New method for purifying drinking water could be used in disaster zones
New method for purifying drinking water could be used in disaster zones
Scientists at Bath have developed a new desalination method that pumps water through a membrane without using any external pressure. Published on Thursday 21 September 2023 Last updated on Thursday 21 September 2023 Scientists have developed a new method that converts seawater into drinking water that could be useful in disaster zones where there is limited electrical power.

Environment - Innovation - 19.09.2023
New system automatically ensures quality of drinking water
New system automatically ensures quality of drinking water
In a large-scale international collaborative research project, the Technische Universität Ilmenau has developed a system for automated monitoring and quality assurance of drinking water during ongoing supply operations. The digital online monitoring system detects impurities in the water in the pipes and initiates their cleaning in an emergency.

Innovation - 15.09.2023
New method for mass production of microfibers
New method for mass production of microfibers
Professors from the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics of the School of Engineering of the University of Seville have developed a method for mass production of microfibers -very thin fibers-, which have numerous applications, for example, they are used to manufacture masks and PPEs, regenerate tissues, for energy generation and storage systems or for the so-called "smart fabrics".