Smartphone app uses computer vision to identify lost animals

SciPet, a company incubated at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, and formed in 2016, uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to identify animals. The smartphone app CrowdPet is the result of research carried out by the company. It combines two data sources: photographs of lost animals registered by their […]

Energous Receives Industry-First FCC Certification for Over-the-Air, Power-at-a-Distance Wireless Charging

Approval marks major step forward for smart home, IoT and mobile devices SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – December 26, 2017) – Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUp®, a revolutionary wire-free, power-at-a-distance charging technology, today announced Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification of its first-generation WattUp Mid Field transmitter, which sends focused, RF-based power to devices […]

The Force is Strong: Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers

Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand made possible by ultrasound technology Jason Barnes plays the piano with a new prosthesis that is driven by ultrasound. Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control […]

Amazon Has a New Way to Get Stuff Into Your Apartment

Amazon has taken another step toward consolidating control over the process that leads goods from the warehouse floor directly to the doors of its customers. To that end, the retail giant has just introduced Hub by Amazon, which are Amazon-owned locker systems installed in apartment buildings. By partnering with some of the nation’s largest apartment building […]

These 3D printed objects can connect to WiFi through plastic, without batteries or electronics

Researchers from the University of Washington have developed 3D-printed plastic objects that can connect to the internet without any electronics or batteries in the object itself. The researchers, who detailed their work in this paper, found a way to 3D-print plastic objects that can absorb or reflect ambient WiFi signals and send data wirelessly to […]