Monthly Archives: October 2023

Identifying the maker of an artwork by fingerprint examination

Dzemila Sero, now Migelien Gerritzen Fellow at the Rijksmuseum and former postdoc at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, together with a team of researchers from the Rijksmuseum, Leiden and Cambridge University, examined the terracotta sculpture “Study for a Hovering Putto” attributed to Laurent Delvaux (1696–1778) and housed in the Rijksmuseum permanent collection. The methodology and […]

Generating clean electricity with chicken feathers

The food industry generates enormous amounts of waste and by-products, including from poultry production. Each year, some 40 million metric tons of chicken feathers are incinerated. This not only releases large amounts of CO2, but also produces toxic gases such as sulfur dioxide. Researchers at ETH Zurich and Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) have now […]

Disinfection robot boosts sanitation at veterinary medical teaching hospital

Robots are increasingly becoming a part of everyday life. By some estimates, over 14 million Americans own a cleaning robot, robotic lawn mower, robotic suitcase, or other similar device. Human hospitals are also using this new technology to increase cleanliness and prevent the spread of disease. However, a hospital robot—like the one recently acquired by […]

Dancing delicacies: Combining food and tech for interactive dining

A new Monash University project programs food to “dance” across platters, providing playful and interactive culinary opportunities for diners and chefs. The research paper, published in the Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, explores the design of food as a material through which computer programs can be enacted. Food interaction design researcher […]

Researchers unveil tool to help developers create augmented reality task assistants

Augmented reality (AR) technology has long fascinated both the scientific community and the general public, remaining a staple of modern science fiction for decades. In the pursuit of advanced AR assistants—ones that can guide people through intricate surgeries or everyday food preparation, for example—a research team from NYU Tandon School of Engineering has introduced Augmented […]

Virtual reality can help emergency services navigate the complexities of real-life crises

The UK has experienced several terrorist attacks, from the 2005 London bombings, to the devastating events at Manchester Arena and London Bridge in 2017. These tragic incidents not only resulted in the loss of innocent lives but were also immensely challenging for emergency response teams. Each of these events required coordination between several different emergency […]