Computer Sciences

Putting machine learning in your pocket

New EPFL/INRIA research shows for the first time that it is possible for our mobile devices to conduct machine learning as part of a distributed network, without giving big global tech companies access to our data.

Energy & Green Tech

Australia constructing giant 300-megawatt battery

Australia is poised to construct one of the world's largest batteries, using Tesla's technology for lithium-ion batteries. The football-field sized battery will provide up to 300 megawatts of power output and 450 megawatts-hours ...

Engineering

Internet of things sensors could connect via ambient radio waves

Internet of things (IoT) systems usually link networks of sensors via radio, but radios demand battery power thus limiting usability. Disney Research has determined that one solution may be to get rid of the radios all together ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

New wearable sensor sets record for solar power efficiency

Sweat, like blood, can tell us a lot about a person's health. And conveniently, it's a lot less invasive to collect. This is the premise behind the wearable sweat sensors developed by Wei Gao, assistant professor of medical ...

Engineering

Pioneering chip extends sensors' battery life

A low-cost chip that enables batteries in sensors to last longer, in some cases by over ten times, has been developed by engineers from the University of Bristol.

Energy & Green Tech

UK grid power balance to get support from 10MW battery

(Tech Xplore)—A battery installation at a UK biomass power plant is making news this month. Supporters call it an important recognition of the "enormous potential for battery solutions" in the UK. The company is E.ON. The ...

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