08/03/2022

Engineering

Blowing dust to cool fusion plasmas

Future tokamak fusion power reactors will generate heat beyond what current materials can withstand. Scientists have proposed various methods for cooling the edge of the magnetically confined fusion fuel, or plasma, to ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Apple's new budget iPhone will be faster and more expensive

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its budget-priced iPhone that's capable of connecting to ultrafast 5G wireless networks, an upgrade that's already been available on the company's upscale models for more than a ...

Computer Sciences

AI core software 'Deep Learning Compiler' developed

A Korean research team has unveiled a core technology which reduces the time and cost invested in developing artificial intelligence (AI) chips in small and medium-sized enterprises and startups. Thanks to the development ...

Engineering

New composite sandwich beams inspired by woodpecker's head

Scientists at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) are using computational modeling to optimize the ability of composite sandwich beams to absorb strong impacts. They applied their approach to a beam design inspired by the ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Using the model of a pancake stack to make better solar cells

Researchers from the University of Calgary (UCalgary), with help from colleagues at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), are one step closer to creating solar electronics that are flexible, powerful, and better for the ...

Robotics

Retina-inspired sensors for more adaptive visual perception

To monitor and navigate real-world environments, machines and robots should be able to gather images and measurements under different background lighting conditions. In recent years, engineers worldwide have thus been trying ...

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