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Uncrewed surface vehicle makes studying the ocean easy and affordable

"Pamela" is an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) developed as an entrepreneurial idea at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for sampling a variety of surface water particles, from microplastic to plankton ...

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New hardware offers faster computation for artificial intelligence, with much less energy

As scientists push the boundaries of machine learning, the amount of time, energy, and money required to train increasingly complex neural network models is skyrocketing. A new area of artificial intelligence called analog ...

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Mobile phone device can measure food spoilage

Can a $1 device that attaches to a mobile phone become a pivotal tool to help solve the $1 trillion #foodwaste problem?

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Operating a 'smart home' by breath control

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have created a simple prototype device that enables users to control "smart home" technology by changing their breathing patterns.

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Barrier-connecting prototype shows prowess in crash tests

Highway drivers passing through construction zones may not give second or even first thought to the barriers that separate their vehicles from the workers on the other side of them. But those barriers—usually precast, portable ...

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New hardware architecture provides an edge in AI computation

As applications of artificial intelligence spread, more computation has to occur—and more efficiently with lower energy consumption—on local devices instead of in geographically distant data centers in order to overcome ...

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Radio waves for the detection of hardware tampering

As far as data security is concerned, there is an even greater danger than remote cyberattacks: namely tampering with hardware that can be used to read out information—such as credit card data from a card reader. Researchers ...

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Looking Glass develops second-generation holographic displays

Holographic display maker Looking Glass has announced that it has developed two versions of its second-generation holographic display. On its website, the team at Looking Glass provide a video showing off features that buyers ...

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Intelligent carpet gives insight into human poses

The sentient magic carpet from 'Aladdin' might have a new competitor. While it can't fly or speak, a new tactile sensing carpet from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) can estimate human ...

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Nvidia to stop support for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Kepler GPUs soon

Nvidia, founding company of the GPU, has announced that on August 31 of 2021, support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, as well as for all Kepler GPUs, will be dropped. The majority of these GPUs used to sell as part of the 600 and ...

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Seagate's Mach.2 is the fastest hard drive out there

Seagate has been working toward developing a dual-actuator hard drive, meaning that the drive will contain two sets of independently controlled read/write heads. Now, after several years, the company has released its first ...

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Open-source GPU technology for supercomputers

Researchers from the HSE International Laboratory for Supercomputer Atomistic Modeling and Multi-scale Analysis, JIHT RAS and MIPT have compared the performance of popular molecular modeling programs on GPU accelerators produced ...

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Microsoft adopts boiling liquid to cool datacenter servers

Microsoft has implemented boiling liquid to help keep datacenter servers at reasonable temperatures. The company uses electronic equipment and liquid capable of boiling at 122 degrees Fahrenheit, 90 degrees below the boiling ...

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Powering the energy transition with better storage

"The overall question for me is how to decarbonize society in the most affordable way," says Nestor Sepulveda SM '16, Ph.D. '20. As a postdoc at MIT and a researcher with the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), he worked with ...