Monday, Jan 24

Business

Boeing invests $450 mn in air taxi venture

Boeing has invested $450 million in Wisk, a Silicon Valley air taxi venture that aspires to develop the first autonomous, all-electric passenger-carrying aircraft certified in the United States, the companies said Monday.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Facebook trumpets massive new supercomputer

Facebook's parent company Meta announced on Monday it was launching one of the world's most powerful supercomputers to boost its capacity to process data, despite persistent disputes over privacy and disinformation.

Computer Sciences

Artificial intelligence resolves riddle of animal swirling

A group of Skoltech scientists—Ph.D. student Egor Nuzhin, Assistant Professor Maxim Panov, and Professor Nikolay Brilliantov—applied artificial intelligence methods to explain an enigmatic natural phenomenon: animal swirling. ...

Tuesday, Jan 25

Energy & Green Tech

Getting hydrogen out of banana peels

As the world's energy demands increase, so does our consumption of fossil fuels. The result is a massive rise in greenhouse gases emissions with severely adverse environmental effects. To address this, scientists have been ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Intel applies for stacked forksheet transistor patent

Twitter user @Underfox3 has posted a tweet showing an application for a patent by Intel. In it, Intel has applied for a patent on a stacked forksheet transistor—a type of stacked transistor that might allow the company ...

Energy & Green Tech

An analysis of renewable fuel options for ships carrying bulk cargo

A quartet of researchers from ETH Zürich has conducted an analysis of the factors and costs associated with switching bulk cargo ships from fossil fuels to other, cleaner energy sources. In their paper published in the journal ...

Computer Sciences

One step closer to lifelike avatars

Soon, internet users will be able to meet each other in cyberspace as animated 3D avatars. Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed new algorithms for creating virtual humans much more easily.