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Swarm of autonomous tiny drones can localize gas leaks

Swarm of autonomous tiny drones can localize gas leaks

When there is a gas leak in a large building or at an industrial site, human firefighters currently need to go in with gas sensing instruments. Finding the gas leak may take considerable time, while they are risking their lives. Researchers from TU Delft (the...

Move over CRISPR, the retrons are coming

Move over CRISPR, the retrons are coming

New gene editing technique enables millions of genetic experiments to be performed simultaneously By Lindsay Brownell (BOSTON) — While the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has become the poster child for innovation in synthetic biology, it has some major limitations....

Let there be light! New tech for night vision

Let there be light! New tech for night vision

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have developed new technology that allows people to see clearly in the dark, revolutionising night-vision. The first-of-its-kind thin film, described in a new article published in Advanced Photonics, is...

Valiant Space Receives $200,000 Australian Space Agency Grant

Valiant Space Receives $200,000 Australian Space Agency Grant

Valiant Space has been awarded a $200,000 grant as part of the Australian Government’s Moon to Mars initiative, administered through the Australian Space Agency. The Demonstrator Feasibility grant will allow the company to develop Australia’s first in-space chemical...

Cloud Computing Expands Brain Sciences

Cloud Computing Expands Brain Sciences

Leading neuroscientist collaborates with TACC to democratize the field, plan infrastructure People often think about human behavior in terms of what is happening in the present—reading a newspaper, driving a car, or catching a football. But other dimensions of...

Could all your digital photos be stored as DNA?

Could all your digital photos be stored as DNA?

A technique for labeling and retrieving DNA data files from a large pool could help make DNA data storage feasible. On Earth right now, there are about 10 trillion gigabytes of digital data, and every day, humans produce emails, photos, tweets, and other digital files...

Lyro Robotics Gets Packing!

Lyro Robotics Gets Packing!

We (the Perfekt Studios arm of our company) recently did a video shoot for Brisbane local robotics company Lyro Robotics and their picking and packing robotic system. Using and advanced vision system developed by the group, Lyro Robotics are aiming at industry where...

Helpful, engineered ‘living’ machines in the future?

Helpful, engineered ‘living’ machines in the future?

Engineered, autonomous machines combined with artificial intelligence have long been a staple of science fiction, and often in the role of villain like the Cylons in the "Battlestar Galactica" reboot, creatures composed of biological and engineered materials. But what...

New early warning system for self-driving cars

New early warning system for self-driving cars

A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a new early warning system for vehicles that uses artificial intelligence to learn from thousands of real traffic situations. A study of the system was carried out in cooperation with the...

Scientists Create the Next Generation of Living Robots

Scientists Create the Next Generation of Living Robots

Last year, a team of biologists and computer scientists from Tufts University and the University of Vermont (UVM) created novel, tiny self-healing biological machines from frog cells called “Xenobots” that could move around, push a payload, and even exhibit collective...