Automotive

Chip shortage 'likely' to hit second half, BMW predicts

German car giant BMW posted record profit of 4.8 billion euros for the second quarter on Tuesday, but warned the second half of the year would "likely" be affected by semiconductor shortages.

Consumer & Gadgets

Why do smoke alarms keep going off even when there's no smoke?

Editor's note: MVS Chandrashekhar is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of South Carolina. In this interview, he explains how smoke detectors work and why they sometimes sound an alarm for what seems ...

Business

German car sales slashed in half in May: official data

German new car registrations plummeted by almost 50 percent year-on-year in May, official data showed Thursday, with virus lockdowns hitting the vital industry hard ahead of a massive new economic stimulus package.

Machine learning & AI

Less chat leads to more work for machine learning

By deconstructing and analyzing the tried-and-tested methods used in massively parallel computations, a KAUST-led collaboration has developed a groundbreaking framework for efficient parallel computations at scale. The framework ...