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Category: Computer Engineering

Smart conveyor rollers to optimize parcel logistics operations

The drive systems specialist Matthias Nienhaus (photo) from Saarland University is collaborating with partners to develop smart conveyor rollers that communicate with one another. They have found a way of turning the motor inside every drive roller into a sensor. The team will be exhibiting a conveyor demonstrator made from these smart rollers at Hannover Messe. Credit: Oliver Dietze Engineers from Saarbrücken have developed a system of self-monitoring conveyor rollers to solve crucial logistics problems for sorting offices and parcel…

Data Science and the Art of Producing Entertainment at Netflix

by Ritwik Kumar, Vinith Misra, Jen Walraven, Lavanya Sharan, Bahareh Azarnoush, Boris Chen, Nirmal Govind Netflix has released hundreds of Originals and plans to spend $8 billion over the next year on content. Creators of these stories pour their hearts and souls into turning ideas into joy for our viewers. The sublime art of doing this well is hard to describe, but it necessitates a careful orchestration of creative, business and technical decisions. Here we will focus on the latter…

Students create 3-D printed robot prosthetic limb for amputees

Credit: University of Manchester Students at The University of Manchester have designed and built a 3-D printed, low-cost robotic prosthetic hand that could provide a much cheaper alternative for amputees. The hand‘s joints are all fully posable with each individual finger and the thumb being able to move as well as make a fist. The functionality of the hand allows its user to do simple everyday tasks such as picking up items, eating using a knife and fork, typing and…

Choosing the Best Bingo App for iOS

If you thought bingo was only for those of a certain age, you’ve clearly missed one of the most dramatic – and some might say bizarre – trends in mobile gaming over the past couple of years. As it has followed other traditional gambling activities, such as cards games, slots and sports betting, online, bingo has gathered momentum as one of the most popular online pastimes among people of all ages. Bingo’s growing popularity online The parallels with other games…

Engineering Ethics Blog: Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian

Mill Avenue near Curry Road in Tempe, Arizona is a wide four-lane surface road with few streetlights. Around 10:30 PM on the night of Sunday, March 18, it was quite dark where Elaine Hertzberg, 49, chose to walk her bicycle across the road in the middle of a block, instead of crossing at a designated crosswalk.  From a dashcam video of the accident that happened a few seconds later, it does not appear that her bicycle had any lights or…

The terahertz computer chip is now within reach — ScienceDaily

Following three years of extensive research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) physicist Dr. Uriel Levy and his team have created technology that will enable our computers — and all optic communication devices — to run 100 times faster through terahertz microchips. Until now, two major challenges stood in the way of creating the terahertz microchip: overheating and scalability. However, in a paper published this week in Laser and Photonics Review, Dr. Levy, head of HU’s Nano-Opto Group and HU emeritus…

Flexible ultrasound patch could make it easier to inspect damage in odd-shaped structures — ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed a stretchable, flexible patch that could make it easier to perform ultrasound imaging on odd-shaped structures, such as engine parts, turbines, reactor pipe elbows and railroad tracks — objects that are difficult to examine using conventional ultrasound equipment. The ultrasound patch is a versatile and more convenient tool to inspect machine and building parts for defects and damage deep below the surface. A team of researchers led by engineers at the University of California San Diego published…

Edinburgh: 139th Cloudflare city

Our newest data center in Edinburgh expands our current total to 139 cities globally with a Cloudflare deployment. It also brings our UK total to 3 cities, after London and Manchester. The city Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, located in the Lothian region. It has been recognised as the capital since the 15th century, and is the home of the Scottish government, parliament and supreme courts. It is a city of many hills, with important landmarks such as Edinburgh…

Cebu City, Philippines: Cloudflare’s 138th Data Center

Cebu City, the second most populous metro area, but oldest city in the Philippines is the home of Cloudflare’s newest Data Center. Located centrally in the Philippines, Cebu has had a long standing tradition of trade and business activity, the word itself “Cebu” meaning trade. It’s central location brings excellent coverage to central and southern Philippines, while our existing location in Manila, serving the Manila Metro and northern Philippines. Photo by Zany Jadraque / Unsplash Cebu’s history covers hundreds of…

Earwigs and the art of origami

The wing of the earwig is an ingenious origami. Credit: Jakob Faber / ETH Zurich ETH Zurich researchers have developed multifunctional origami structures, which they then fabricated into 4-D printed objects. The design principle mimics the structure of an earwig’s wing. Every child knows about origami. The skill of this oriental art lies in folding a flat sheet of paper into different – and in some cases highly complex – structures. Examples of origami also exist in the natural world.…