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Robot masters new skills through trial and error
Researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, marking a major milestone in the field of artificial intelligence.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:21 GMT

Physicists develop efficient method of signal transmission from nanocomponents
Physicists have developed an innovative method that could enable the efficient use of nanocomponents in electronic circuits. To achieve this, they have developed a layout in which a nanocomponent is connected to two electrical conductors, which uncouple the electrical signal in a highly efficient manner.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:21 GMT

Enhancing knowledge crucial to improving energy-saving behaviors, study shows
Increasing public knowledge and understanding about energy issues is vital if improved energy-saving behaviors are to be encouraged among individuals and organizations, a study suggests.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:21 GMT

Graphene Overcomes Achilles' Heel of Artificial Muscles
Researchers aim to create a biomimetic robot

Researchers aim to create a biomimetic robot
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:21 GMT

Review: The Sproutling Baby Monitor
Keep tabs on your newborn with this smart ankle bracelet

Keep tabs on your newborn with this smart ankle bracelet
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:21 GMT

Knitted Supercapacitors to Power Smart Shirts
Who doesn't want a smarter shirt?

Who doesn't want a smarter shirt?
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:21 GMT

Ageing opens up opportunities for engineers
Older and retired engineers could help develop new products for the UK’s ageing population.
The Engineer - News, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:22 GMT

Hydrogen stored in salt caverns could be converted into flexible power source
Storing hydrogen in salt caverns and converting it into a power source could help meet the UK’s future peak energy and load-following demands. 
The Engineer - News, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:22 GMT

2015 MacRobert award finalists announced
Three UK technology companies are in the running for this year’s MacRobert Award, the prestigious annual innovation prize awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The Engineer - News, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:22 GMT

Plastic engine set for debut in Norma M-20 concept car
An automotive engine mostly made from plastic will be tested in a racing car in 2016.
The Engineer - News, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:22 GMT

New survey shows 36-percent increase in pediatric patients treated with proton therapy
(Scripps Health) Results from a new nationwide survey led by Scripps Proton Therapy Center indicate a steady increase in the number of pediatric patients who are being treated with proton radiation therapy for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. Based on a survey of all proton therapy centers in the United States, the number of pediatric patients treated with proton therapy grew to 722 in 2013, a 36-percent increase from the 465 patients treated in 2010.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:22 GMT

TGen's Dr. Daniel Von Hoff receives top honor from the Arizona Medical Association
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, will receive one of the top awards May 29 from the Arizona Medical Association. Dr. Von Hoff will receive the 2015 Wallace A. Reed, M.D. Award, recognizing his accomplishments in advancing innovative cancer treatments, said Dr. Nathan Laufer, President-Elect of ArMA.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:22 GMT

Nonfriction literature
(Lehigh University) Friction and wear costs the US at least $500 billion every year. The National Science Foundation is supporting joint Lehigh-DuPont research into tribology through the GOALI Program, Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Sun, 24 May 2015 10:17:22 GMT

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