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Electrifying industry with flexible heat pumps—a new approach may help companies generate carbon-free process heat

Whether producing foods, beverages, drugs, metals or paper or treating surfaces and textiles, industrial companies need process heat for many applications. Much of this is still generated by burning fossil fuels. Consequently, ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Incorporating 'touch' into social media interactions can increase feelings of support and approval, study suggests

Including "tactile emoticons" into social media communications can enhance communication, according to a study published June 12, 2024 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Alkistis Saramandi and Yee Ki Au from University ...

Computer Sciences

Censoring creativity: The limits of ChatGPT for scriptwriting

Last year, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) labor union, which represents film and TV writers, went on strike for nearly five months, in part to regulate AI's role in scriptwriting. "Alexa will not replace us," read one ...

Engineering

Researchers enhance performance of hafnia-based memory devices by doping ferroelectric materials with aluminum

A research team has significantly enhanced the data storage capacity of ferroelectric memory devices. By utilizing hafnia-based ferroelectric materials and an innovative device structure, their findings, published on June ...

Computer Sciences

New algorithm discovers language just by watching videos

Mark Hamilton, an MIT Ph.D. student in electrical engineering and computer science and affiliate of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), wants to use machines to understand how animals communicate. ...

Machine learning & AI

AI speech-to-text can hallucinate violent language

Speak a little too haltingly and with long pauses, and OpenAI's speech-to-text transcriber might put harmful, violent words in your mouth, Cornell researchers have discovered.

Electronics & Semiconductors

New quantum random number generator achieves 2 Gbit/s speed

The reliable generation of random numbers has become a central component of information and communications technology. In fact, random number generators, algorithms or devices that can produce random sequences of numbers, ...