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Highly selective membranes | Technology Org

Membranes with microscopic pores are useful for water filtration. The effect of pore size on water filtration is well-understood, as is the role of ions, charged atoms, that interact with the membrane. For the first time, researchers have successfully described the impact water molecules have on other water molecules and on ions as part of […]

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NEC Face Recognition Engine Provides Highly Accurate Results Even When Face Masks are Worn

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has announced the strengthening of its face recognition technology, already recognized as the world’s most accurate(1), with the development of a new face recognition engine that provides high-precision certification even when masks are worn. Face recognition process. Image credit: NEC The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 has had a major impact on […]

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NEC Face Recognition Engine Provides Highly Accurate Results Even When Face Masks are Worn

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has announced the strengthening of its face recognition technology, already recognized as the world’s most accurate(1), with the development of a new face recognition engine that provides high-precision certification even when masks are worn. Face recognition process. Image credit: NEC The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 has had a major impact on […]

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Highly sensitive trigger enables rapid detection of biological agents

Any space, enclosed or open, can be vulnerable to the dispersal of harmful airborne biological agents. Silent and near-invisible, these bioagents can sicken or kill living things before steps can be taken to mitigate the bioagents’ effects. Venues where crowds congregate are prime targets for biowarfare strikes engineered by terrorists, but expanses of fields or […]

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A robot that controls highly flexible tools

How do you calculate the coordinated movements of two robot arms so they can accurately guide a highly flexible tool? ETH researchers have integrated all aspects of the optimisation calculations into an algorithm. The hot-​wire cutter will be used, among other things, to develop building blocks for a mortar-​free structure. A newborn move its arms […]