Computer Sciences

A framework for AI-powered agile project management

Researchers at the University of Wollongong, Deakin University, Monash University and Kyushu University have developed a framework that could be used to build a smart, AI-powered agile project management assistant. Their ...

Energy & Green Tech

Biofuel from a container

More than four billion tons of crude oil are produced every year, and electricity from wind, solar and hydropower plants cannot entirely supplant fossil sources of energy. At best, renewables could cover the energy needed ...

Computer Sciences

IBM computer proves formidable against two human debaters

An argumentative computer proved formidable against two human debaters as IBM gave its first public demonstration of new artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years.

Computer Sciences

How poker and other games help artificial intelligence evolve

When he was growing up in Ohio, his parents were avid card players, dealing out hands of everything from euchre to gin rummy. Meanwhile, he and his friends would tear up board games lying around the family home and combine ...

Energy & Green Tech

Fossil fuels blown away by wind in cost terms: study

New onshore wind and solar energy projects are set to deliver electricity more cheaply than fossil fuels plants, with other green technologies also rapidly gaining a cost advantage over dirty fuels, a report published Saturday ...

Engineering

Project Wing sets gaze on managing traffic in the skies

Project Wing, under Google parent Alphabet, has passed a crucial multi-drone test, crucial because with drones in the skies one needs to track and manage a wide range of drones simultaneously.

Security

Cryptography: Security engineers announce Project Wycheproof

(Tech Xplore)—"Many of the algorithms used in cryptography for encryption, decryption, and authentication are complicated, especially when asymmetric, public key cryptography is being used," said Peter Bright on Monday ...

Software

Firefox users can plan on seeing web engine leap next year

(Tech Xplore)—Mozilla has news about a web engine for Firefox. It is called Project Quantum. Head of Platform Engineering at Mozilla, David Bryant, said in Medium: "Quantum is our effort to develop Mozilla's next-generation ...

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 ...

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