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

Sweden installs section of electrified road

A team making up the eRoadArlanda project has announced that they have electrified a section of road near Stockholm, which will be tested by a battery-powered test truck. The team is part of an initiative set up by the Swedish ...

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 ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Vision kit will bring new pizzazz to Raspberry Pi projects

(Tech Xplore)—Some tinkerers are already talking about what's to come soon in the Google AIY Vision Kit, which is available on pre-order from Micro Center at $44.99. Expected availability is by December 31.

Software

Mozilla releases transcription model and huge voice dataset

(Tech Xplore)—Mozilla (maker of the Firefox browser) has announced the release of an open source speech recognition model along with a large voice dataset. The release marks the advent of open source speech recognition ...

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.

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