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Intel's neuromorphic system surfs next wave in brain-inspired research

A neuromorphic computer that can simulate 8 million neurons is in the news. The term "neuromorphic" suggests a design that can mimic the human brain. And neuromorphic computing? It is described as using very large scale ...

Machine Learning & AI

DeepEyedentification: identifying people based on micro eye movements

Past cognitive psychology research suggests that eye movements can differ substantially from one individual to another. Interestingly, these individual characteristics in eye movements have been found to be relatively stable ...

Energy & Green Tech

Using geothermal to cool your home

Geothermal energy can be used to sustainably keep a house cool in notoriously hot parts of the world, thanks to the design of a new cooling system by researchers in Italy and Turkey. Writing in the International Journal of ...

Robotics

Drone expert is developing drone technology to measure the size of small, underwater sediments

A Loughborough University academic is developing drone technology to measure the size of small, underwater sediments in a bid to understand how rivers are responding to environmental drivers such as climate change.

Engineering

New safer, inexpensive way to propel small satellites

Finding inexpensive solutions for propelling CubeSats is one of the most critical components of the rapidly growing industry of commercial launches of satellites the size of a loaf of bread. The small size and relatively ...

Energy & Green Tech

High-performance sodium ion batteries using copper sulfide

Researchers presented a new strategy for extending sodium ion batteries' cyclability using copper sulfide as the electrode material. This strategy has led to high-performance conversion reactions and is expected to advance ...

Engineering

New dual-propeller drone can fly twice as long

EPFL startup Flybotix has developed a novel drone with just two propellers and an advanced stabilization system that allow it to fly for twice as long as conventional models. That fact, together with its small size, makes ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Curbing indoor air pollution in India

Around the world, more than 3 billion people—nearly half the world's population—cook their food using solid fuels like firewood and charcoal on open fires or traditional stoves. This produces a lot of smoke, creating ...