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  • Rain could make your solar panels dirtier, not cleaner

    On a second-floor rooftop at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, Abraham Ishihara opens an electrical cabinet bursting with hundreds of wires. Each wire feeds data from an adjacent array of solar panels, helping him collect detailed information about their performance and, perhaps, figure out how solar panels age.

    Written by Martyn Williams15 Aug. 15 09:03
  • Robot apocalypse unlikely, but researchers need to understand AI risks

    Recent concerns from tech luminaries about a robot apocalypse may be overblown, but artificial intelligence researchers need to start thinking about security measures as they build ever more intelligent machines, according to a group of AI experts.

    Written by Grant Gross01 July 15 03:54
  • Disney, CMU add ultrasonic knobs to smartphones

    If you miss the buttons on your old-school flip phone, researchers have developed a tactile sheath for smartphones that can open up the ways they are controlled.

    Written by Tim Hornyak20 April 15 23:17