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Google wants to sell quantum computing in the cloud

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jul, 2017 01:19 PM
by Alex Muller
It's taking steps to offer quantum tech beyond the lab.
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+26

Scientists design solar cell that captures nearly all energy of solar spectrum

Posted in Hardware on 13th Jul, 2017 03:03 PM
by Alex Muller
A prototype for a solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the solar spectrum.
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+37

Musk Sets September as a Target for Mars Mission

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jul, 2017 06:08 PM
by Alex Muller
After teasing updates to SpaceX's plans for Mars over Twitter, CEO and founder Elon Musk has now set a potential date and venue for their actual arrival:
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+44

DARPA Funding Brain-Computer Interfaces For Blindness, Paralysis and Speech Disorders

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jul, 2017 04:57 PM
by Alex Muller
BCIs could allow us to read the thoughts of others and improve our capacity for learning.
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+31

Spacex robotics will help drive down costs and increase launch frequency

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jul, 2017 03:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Two weeks ago, Spacex successfully launched and recovered two Falcon 9 first stage boosters in the space of 49 hours.
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+35

The AI revolution in science

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jul, 2017 03:31 PM
by Alex Muller
In a revolution that extends across much of science, researchers are unleashing artificial intelligence, often in the form of artificial neural networks.
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+48

Ultra-stable perovskite solar cell remains stable for more than a year

Posted in Hardware on 6th Jul, 2017 02:46 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists have built a low-cost and ultra-stable perovskite solar cell that has been running at 11.2 percent efficiency for over a year, without loss in performance.
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+28

Understanding the Real Innovation Behind the iPhone

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jul, 2017 04:39 PM
by Alex Muller
We know now that the iPhone transformed the mobile phone business, the internet economy and, in many ways, society as a whole.
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+26

Global solar installations jump 50 percent in 2016, IEA says

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jul, 2017 05:40 PM
by Alex Muller
Between 70 and 75 gigawatts worth of solar panels came online, with close to half those installations coming in China, where solar capacity more than doubled last year.
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+38

China’s moon programme takes a hit due to Long March rocket failure

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jul, 2017 03:59 PM
by Alex Muller
Causes are still being investigated, but the second Long March mishap in two weeks was probably due more to bad luck than incompetence.
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+32

How AI will make smartphones much smarter

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2017 02:43 PM
by Alex Muller
The future of the smartphone is rooted in advancements of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
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+27

Solar energy revolution hits barrier: Air pollution

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jun, 2017 06:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Solar energy is running into a pesky problem: air pollution worldwide.
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+37

5 steps to prepare your company for the artificial intelligence revolution

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jun, 2017 06:11 PM
by Alex Muller
For all the excitement around AI, we’ve only seen a fraction of the opportunities automation will create.
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+23

Oneweb building Satellite Facility

Posted in Hardware on 28th Jun, 2017 03:34 PM
by Alex Muller
'This facility is a pivotal step toward our mission to build a new global knowledge infrastructure, accessible to everyone,'
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+21

VR content production: How to take advantage of the VR wave

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jun, 2017 12:49 PM
by Alex Muller
You need to get on board to stay competitive. Here’s just a handful of ways brands are leveraging virtual reality...
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+32

6 Things That Quantum Computers Will Be Incredibly Useful For

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jun, 2017 12:37 PM
by Alex Muller
While the power of quantum computing is impressive, it does not mean that existing software simply runs a billion times faster.
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