Looking for life: UW researchers, presentations abound at 2019 astrobiology conference in Bellevue What are ocean worlds like? Is life possible inside a planet? What might a faraway technological civilization look like from here? Which planets warrant closer study, and ...

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Spotting objects amid clutter

Robots currently attempt to identify objects in a point cloud by comparing a template object — a 3-D dot representation of an object, such as a rabbit — with a point cloud representation of the real world that may contain ...

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Photovoltaic nanotubes

Photovoltaic nanotubes Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are likely applications, which could ...

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Creating 3-D images, with regular ink

MIT startup Lumii creates ink designs that make images appear three dimensional on packages, labels, IDs, and more. Courtesy of Lumii Creating 3-D images, with regular ink MIT startup Lumii helps manufacturers replicate the visual effects of holograms on their ...

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The mystery of the weeping walls

The mystery of the weeping walls Magnesium-oxide boards, or MgO boards, were used in construction from 2010-2015 as windbreak panels until it turned out that the boards had a frightening ability to absorb moisture. By Lotte Krull Classic horror stories ...

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