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Smart Factories Meet AI
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5/26/2015   Post a comment
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) has 47 years of experience in smart decision support, smart crowd control, the smart factory and more.
DARPA Robots Aim for Finish Line
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5/14/2015   Post a comment
Next month 25 finalists will compete in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) with a $3.5 million purse--$2 million for first place, $1 million for second place and $500,000 for third place.
Moore's Law: Dead or Alive
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4/18/2015   Post a comment
Moore's law is still alive and kicking after 50 years, but here are the technologies that are busting and boosting it in the 21st century.
Scientists Pursue Super-Fast Material
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3/17/2015   Post a comment
Researchers may have realized an 80-year-old-dream of forming a pure electron crystalline lattice with 200-times the electron mobility of graphene and 1700-times the electron mobility of silicon.
Microsoft, Google Beat Humans at Image Recognition
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2/19/2015   Post a comment
The world's first algorithm to classify images more accurately than humans is claimed by Microsoft.
Brief Takes: Tech Stories You Should Know About
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1/28/2015   Post a comment
Here are 5 quick reads to catch you up with the latest technology advancements in the news this week.
FeFET to Extend Moore's Law
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1/20/2015   Post a comment
The successful prototyping of a ferroelectric gate aims to extend Moore's Law beyond the end of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) circa 2028.
DARPA Offers Free Watson-Like Artificial Intelligence
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12/11/2014   Post a comment
DeepDive is a free version of IBM's Watson, developed in the same Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program, but it is being made available free and open-source.
Blue LED Inventors Win Nobel Prize
R. Colin Johnson  
10/9/2014   (7) comments
Three Japanese-born researchers (one a professor at UCSB) will share the $1.1 million Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the blue light-emitting diode that has made possible the white solid-state lighting that has obsoleted both incandescent and fluorescent.
Cheap Solar Absorbs Entire Spectrum
R. Colin Johnson  
10/8/2014   (8) comments
Two-step process first absorbs entire spectrum of light from the sun then reradiates it in the infrared spectrum where conventional photovoltaics can turn it into electricity.
Moore's Law Has No End in Sight
R. Colin Johnson  
9/12/2014   (3) comments
Gallium arsenide (GaAs) will soon outpace silicon as a higher-performance choice for implementing integrated circuits, according to POET Technologies.
Google Glass & Lookalikes Find Niches
R. Colin Johnson  
8/26/2014   (18) comments
Head-mounted displays such as Google Glass are interesting technologies, but what about real-world applications? A new offering from Thalmic Labs might hold the key.
The Limits of Moore's Law Limits
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8/15/2014   Post a comment
It’s a debate that electrical engineers have been arguing for a long time: When will Moore’s Law end? However, who says it will end?
IBM Puts Brain On-a-Chip
R. Colin Johnson  
8/11/2014   (16) comments
IBM has announced another breakthrough with its SyNAPSE project. The latest chip offers 1 million artificial neurons and 256 million synapses for storage.
MIT Wrist-Robot Adds Extra Fingers
R. Colin Johnson  
7/22/2014   (5) comments
MIT doctoral candidate Faye Wu has developed a new type of wearable robot that mimics the motions of the human hand and wrist.
Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Enables Indoor Navigation Without WiFi
R. Colin Johnson  
12/24/2013   (5) comments
Sensor Platforms Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) addition to its FreeMotion Library gives original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the means to enable indoor navigation, more detailed activity monitoring, sports/health applications, and a whole range of new location-based services.
The Power of Tiny Bubbles
R. Colin Johnson  
11/28/2013   (5) comments
IBM wins the Gordon Bell Prize.
Qualcomm's Tricorder X-Prize: Mobile Redefining Medicine
R. Colin Johnson  
11/20/2013   (9) comments
Wearable medical sensors monitored with an app mark the beginning of the end for bulky, traditional medical instruments.




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