Energy & Green Tech

Green roofs are worth the cost for urban residents

Plant-covered roofs have become a regular sight in Portland, Oregon. The city is a leader in incorporating green infrastructure for stormwater management, including free street trees, rebates for small residential housing ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Hacker brings video to audio cassette tape

Admit it. Somewhere in your basement or attic are dust-covered boxes filled with your Dad's old cassette tape music collection (your Mom is likely tidier and disposed of hers years ago.) Although last year there was an uptick ...

Automotive

Machine learning to optimize traffic and reduce pollution

Applying artificial intelligence to self-driving cars to smooth traffic, reduce fuel consumption, and improve air quality predictions may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but researchers at the Department of Energy's ...

Computer Sciences

Computer vision in the dark using recurrent CNNs

Over the past few years, classical convolutional neural networks (cCNNs) have led to remarkable advances in computer vision. Many of these algorithms can now categorize objects in good quality images with high accuracy.

Internet

New video codec halves streaming time

A German research institute announced Tuesday a new video standard that halves the bitrate required for streaming, allowing higher quality images on lower-power devices and opening the door wider to adoption of super high-definition ...

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