Energy & Green Tech

Can renewable energy really replace fossil fuels?

As global temperatures and energy demand rise simultaneously, the search for sustainable fuel sources is more urgent than ever. But how can renewable energy possibly scale up to replace the vast quantities of oil and gas ...

Software

Privacy-aware coronavirus tracing app

Identification of contacts is one of the most important measures to mitigate the spread of the Corona virus. Tracing apps are to help. They will inform people who stayed near an infected person during a defined period of ...

Energy & Green Tech

Cloud sourcing electricity usage

Sometimes an outside perspective is all it takes to tackle a problem in an innovative way. And inferring electricity usage in a building without using a meter could be as simple as correlating average occupancy at a given ...

Energy & Green Tech

Say goodbye to power outages

With the goal of eliminating brownouts and blackouts, new research from UBC's Okanagan School of Engineering is redesigning how electricity is distributed within power grids.

Energy & Green Tech

New bipolar plates from thin metal foils for fuel cells

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, researchers are developing advanced technology for manufacturing fuel cell engines with the aim of facilitating their fast and cost-effective serial ...

Machine learning & AI

Consider workplace AI's impact before it's too late, study says

The consequences of workplace automation will likely impact just about every aspect of our lives, and scholars and policymakers need to start thinking about it far more broadly if they want to have a say in what the future ...

Machine learning & AI

Improving AI's ability to identify students who need help

Researchers have designed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that is better able to predict how much students are learning in educational games. The improved model makes use of an AI training concept called multi-task ...

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