New UCF tech uses AI, VR to monitor safety of bridges, buildings

From University of Central Florida 19/11/23 Monitoring the structural health of the nation’s aging buildings and bridges is vital to keeping people safe and helping prevent tragedies such as the Surfside condominium collapse in 2021. That’s why University of Central Florida researchers have developed four new inventions that use artificial intelligence and virtual reality to […]

Are you a grow-bot? AI drones to help farmers optimise vegetable harvests

A drone flies over a field.

From University of Tokyo 09/10/23 For reasons of food security and economic incentive, farmers continuously seek to maximize their marketable crop yields. As plants grow inconsistently, at the time of harvesting, there will inevitably be variations in quality and size of individual crops. Finding the optimal time to harvest is therefore a priority for farmers. […]

Nanoparticle computer vision boosts understanding of how lithium-ion batteries work

From DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory 15/09/23 Billions of tiny particles packed into rechargeable lithium-ion battery electrodes are responsible for storing charge and making it available when it’s needed to do work. X-ray movies of this process show the particles absorbing and releasing lithium ions as the battery charges and discharges. Now, in an important step […]

AI can tell chemical composition from sample images alone

From Hokkaido University 30/08/23 Machine learning model provides quick method for determining the composition of solid chemical mixtures using only photographs of the sample. Have you ever accidentally ruined a recipe in the kitchen by adding salt instead of sugar? Due to their similar appearance, it’s an easy mistake to make. Similarly, checking with the […]