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Stanford Researchers develop Lab-on-a-chip That Turns Blood Test Snapshots Into Continuous Movies

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Microsoft has reportedly been awarded a ten year contract worth close to US$22 billion, to provide 120,000 military-grade augmented reality (AR) headsets to the US Army. Popularised through mobile apps such as Pokémon Go and face filters on social media, AR technology is fundamentally about superimposing digital images over real-world environments. The AR interface commissioned …

Artificial Intelligence can sustain the environment by helping to reduce GHG emissions and optimize the use of natural resources. However, AI can have unintended consequences – such as by increasing demand and thus increasing carbon footprint. This four-step plan can ensure AI can be deployed in a responsible way. With Artificial Intelligence (AI), a software …

Artificial Intelligence can improve lives, but to avoid issues such as accuracy, human control, transparency, bias and privacy challenges, its use needs to be carefully and ethically managed. One way to do this is to set up a national “Centre for Excellence” to champion the ethical use of AI and help roll out training and …

Creating a smart algorithm is not yet a given for many entrepreneurs and small businesses, who might lack the resources to launch a successful Artificial Intelligence program. Much like the rest of the world, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has a 1% problem. While (very) large corporations benefit from the vast amount of data available to them, as well …

A Los Alamos National Laboratory-designed spectroscopy instrument allows scientists, industry, and governments to decipher even trace amounts of chemicals using the Earth’s own magnetic field. Called the Earth-field Resonance Detection and Evaluation device (ERDE, which is German for “Earth”), the instrument is the most sensitive, affordable, and portable technology of its kind, with the ability …

The implementation of AI in ecommerce should come as no surprise. Online businesses have always been quick to adopt new technologies, and this is how the industry thrives; enhancing the customer experience, discovering new markets, and driving further sales. And with the continued development of AI technology like chatbots, visual search, and personalized recommendations, the …

Mobile payments are creating opportunities to reach and benefit more people worldwide by providing services to underbanked communities, and empowering streamlined services in e-commerce and brick-and-mortar stores. Square, a U.S.-based financial services company that specializes in payment software and hardware products, currently stands at the cutting-edge of this industry. The company regularly pursues more powerful, …

What are the next world-class, game-changing concepts and technologies that will address the most important questions in astrophysics or planetary science? Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers will soon be better equipped to answer this question with the launch this month of a new Space Science Institute (SSI), intended to boost cross-discipline collaboration and discovery. …

A new system called Early Bird makes training deep neural networks, a form of artificial intelligence, more energy efficient, researchers report. Deep neural networks (DNNs) are behind self-driving cars, intelligent assistants, facial recognition, and dozens more high-tech applications. Early Bird could use 10.7 times less energy to train a DNN to the same level of …

ABB provides Ty-Rap™ cable ties for NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission. As NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover begins exploring its new planetary home after landing on February 18, 2021, it’s operating with the world’s most advanced technology while being equipped with Ty-Rap™ cable ties from ABB, the same ties that are widely used on earth. …