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Artificial Intelligence breakthrough: Google has taught an AI to discern different smells

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) has been taught to discern different smells by researchers at Google, the Silicon Valley tech giant has announced according to  TOM FISH in Express Google researchers have revealed they ave taught an artificial intelligence machine how to smell, bring the cyber-sense up to the standards of sight and hearing. Google’s Brain Team described how they used machine-learning to...

Warning: Smart Light Bulbs Could Open Up Your Personal Information to Hackers

Smart bulbs are expected to be a popular purchase this holiday season. But could lighting your home open up your personal information to hackers? Earlier this year Amazon’s Echo made global headlines when it was reported that consumers’ conversations were recorded and heard by thousands of employees. Now researchers at UTSA have conducted a review of the security holes that exist...

Young Filipina inventor wants $3 million: How her work may change the way you cool your room

...AC that uses no refrigerant could revolutionise the way we cool closed spaces Maria Yzabell Angel Palma, 20, from Naga City, 408km south of Manila, was a Grade 10 student at the elite Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Bicol campus in 2016 when she "accidentally" came up with her revolutionary AC invention that uses a disc-shaped compressor. Now, a Filipina, think...

Nigeria’s space technology ‘a model for developing nations’ – NASRDA

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) says the success story of the agency in space technology is a model for other developing countries to emulate. Felix Ale, Head, Media and Corporation Communications, NASRDA, said this in a paper he presented at the 2nd International Conference of Science Communication and Development in Africa in Abuja. Mr Ale, who spoke on...

Developing engineering identity may be key to student success by Christie Delfanian

Students who identify themselves as engineers early in their educational careers are more likely to complete their college degrees. That's the premise behind a new research project aimed at increasing the diversity of engineering students at South Dakota State University. "When you personally buy into becoming an engineer, your chances of success go up," said civil and environmental engineering professor...

NASA engineer proposes fuelless engine to propel spacecraft ‘almost at speed of light’

Spacecrafts of the future could be propelled by in-space engines that require zero fuel, if one engineer’s proposal comes to fruition. David Burns , an engineer based at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre in Alabama, has unveiled what he calls a ‘helical engine’. The ambitious device violates a basic law of physics - that for every action, there’s a reaction -...

Electric tech could help reverse baldness

Reversing baldness could someday be as easy as wearing a hat, thanks to a noninvasive, low-cost hair-growth-stimulating technology. Few things on earth strike fear into the hearts of men more profoundly than hair loss. But reversing baldness could someday be as easy as wearing a hat, thanks to a noninvasive, low-cost hair-growth-stimulating technology developed by engineers at the University of...

How to save money on car fuel and free up cash for other needs

In an era when fuel is sold for N145 per litre, previously sold for N86.50, you might want to save some money fuelling your car. The following 10 tips will help you save some money on fuel and you’ll be able to free up cash for other things. These tips work if your car also runs on diesel: Don’t drive in...

Researchers build microscopic biohybrid robots propelled by muscles, nerves

Researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light -- bringing mechanical engineering one step closer to developing autonomous biobots. In 2014, research teams led by mechanical science and engineering professor Taher Saif and bioengineering professor Rashid Bashir at the University of Illinois worked together to developed the first self-propelled biohybrid swimming and...

Transportation Growth Initiative (TGI) Partners NIMechE on“MOBILITY AND ACCESS IN AFRICAN CITIES”

We have received a special invitation to bid for a research grant by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation The overall aim of the research grant is to improve research capacity and awareness for the development of sustainable urban mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa. This initiative focuses on low and zero carbon transport that increases accessibility, safety, affordability and equity in the...