Electronics & Semiconductors

New memcapacitor devices for neuromorphic computing applications

To train and implement artificial neural networks, engineers require advanced devices capable of performing data-intensive computations. In recent years, research teams worldwide have been trying to create such devices, using ...

Computer Sciences

Building real buildings on the blockchain

Buildings that own and run themselves: this idea, from the think-tank Dezentrum, was put into action for the first time at ETH Zurich in the form of a prototype. The result is a meditation cabin that shakes up the usual economic ...

Business

EU investigates Nvidia's purchase of chip designer Arm

European Union regulators opened an investigation Wednesday into graphics chipmaker Nvidia's $40 billion purchase of chip designer Arm over concerns it would limit competition, adding to global scrutiny of the deal.

Automotive

GM Q3 profit drops amid semiconductor crunch

General Motors saw a drop in third-quarter profits amid falling car sales caused by the global semiconductor crunch that is expected to persist into 2022, the company reported Wednesday

Machine learning & AI

The ethics of artificial intelligence

Maura R. Grossman, JD, Ph.D., is a Research Professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, and an affiliate faculty member of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. ...

Energy & Green Tech

Turning wastewater from coffee production into electricity

Delegates at COP26 will drink an estimated 250,000 cups of coffee over the two-week event, according to the caterers, Levy UK. None of us want to give up our daily cup of Joe, yet wastewater from primary coffee production ...

Energy & Green Tech

Turning the tide for renewables in Alaska

The ocean was calm when the Peregrine Falcon ship left the harbor in Homer, Alaska, last month with three moorings resting on its deck, all loaded with scientific instruments.

Software

Researchers develop interface for underwater robotic equipment

A research team from the Interactive and Robotic Systems Laboratory at the Universitat Jaume I in Castelló has developed software that allows underwater robots with manipulation capabilities to be controlled remotely in ...

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