Computer Sciences

A new method to boost the speed of online databases

Hashing is a core operation in most online databases, like a library catalog or an e-commerce website. A hash function generates codes that replace data inputs. Since these codes are shorter than the actual data, and usually ...


New material provides breakthrough in 'softbotics'

Carnegie Mellon University engineers have developed a soft material with metal-like conductivity and self-healing properties that is the first to maintain enough electrical adhesion to support digital electronics and motors. ...


The hidden costs of AI: Impending energy and resource strain

New technologies like the rapidly advancing deep learning models have led to increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) models. With promises ranging from autonomous vehicles—land, air, and seafaring—to highly ...


The challenges of mining for electric-vehicle batteries

In August 2022, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Signed by President Joe Biden, the legislation attempted to curb inflation, lower the deficit, and invest heavily into domestic clean energy.

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Electrical engineering

Electrical engineering, sometimes referred to as electrical and electronic engineering, is a field of engineering that deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. The field first became an identifiable occupation in the late nineteenth century after commercialization of the electric telegraph and electrical power supply. It now covers a range of subtopics including power, electronics, control systems, signal processing and telecommunications.

Electrical engineering may or may not include electronic engineering. Where a distinction is made, usually outside of the United States, electrical engineering is considered to deal with the problems associated with large-scale electrical systems such as power transmission and motor control, whereas electronic engineering deals with the study of small-scale electronic systems including computers and integrated circuits. Alternatively, electrical engineers are usually concerned with using electricity to transmit energy, while electronic engineers are concerned with using electricity to transmit information.

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