Machine learning & AI

DARPA announces progress in Air Combat Evolution program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has revealed strides in its Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program. Midway through Phase 1, the program has accomplished several goals on the path toward live subscale aircraft ...

Energy & Green Tech

Generating electricity with tomato waste

A team of scientists is exploring an unusual source of electricity—damaged tomatoes that are unsuitable for sale at the grocery store. Their pilot project involves a biological-based fuel cell that uses tomato waste left ...

Software

Smartphone app can unmask forged documents

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a smartphone app that can be used to check the authenticity of documents and other items. Extracts from the debt enforcement register of the City of Zurich are being made forgery-proof ...

Energy & Green Tech

In climate push, German chemical maker swaps oil for sugar

At one of Europe's largest chemical complexes, German group Covestro is trialing the manufacture of a key product using sugar as a base material instead of oil, as the industry seeks to reduce its carbon footprint.

Energy & Green Tech

Solar panels go into service near North Pole

Norway has installed solar panels in its Svalbard archipelago, a region plunged in round-the-clock darkness all winter, in a pilot project that could help remote Arctic communities transition to green energy.

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