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Rockets are heading to Mars. Artificial intelligence is creating arts and music. Genome technologies are finding new ways to help us stay healthy. So many tech developments happen everyday. We are sharing the most exciting ones with you here. Enjoy!

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10/30/2020

businessjournaldaily.com

Technology Innovation Vital for 'Brite' Energy Competitiveness

The future of US competitiveness on a global scale rests with innovation, and among the key areas within that sphere is energy storage.

Why we like it

Smart technology is making us rethink how vehicles burn energy to create a better future where the energy consumed is renewable.

10/29/2020

sloanreview.mit.edu

To Succeed With Data Science, First Build the ‘Bridge’

To better align data teams with business operations, a new organizational structure is needed.

Why we like it

Data science is an essential tool in bridging gaps between different parts of a company and making it run more effectively.

10/28/2020

cpr.org

Contact Tracing App To Track Colorado Coronavirus Exposure Will Arrive This Weekend

The Exposure Notification System will be part of the settings on Apple iPhones and a downloadable app for Android users.

Why we like it

A new app could help us better perform contact tracing and push notifications to user's smart phones the moment there's a COVID-19 update.

10/28/2020

phys.org

New species of aquatic mice discovered, cousins of one of the world's rarest mammals

Ninety-three years ago, a scientist trapped a mouse in a stream in Ethiopia. Of all the mice, rats, and gerbils in Africa, it stood out as the one most adapted for living in water, with water-resistant fur and long, broad feet. That specimen, housed at Chicago's Field Museum, is the only one of its genus ever collected, and scientists think it may now be extinct. But things changed recently.

Why we like it

Researchers have been discovering new species to help better understand the biodiversity of small mammals.

10/28/2020

forbes.com

SAP BrandVoice: How One Belgian City Used Data Analytics To Stop Illegal Waste Dumping

Through word of mouth and social media, an influx of tourists and modern-day explorers have discovered the Belgian city of Ghent. Sadly, the new influx of visitors created trash, garbage, and illegal waste dumping. The city came up with an innovative solution to clean up the mess.

Why we like it

A beautiful city in Belgium stays clean with the help of a mobile app that notifies a clean-up crew when trash in the streets or river.

10/26/2020

blog.google

Transform your photo in the style of an iconic artist

Art Transfer is a new feature in the Google Arts & Culture app that lets you transform your photo or selfie using inspiration from the style characteristics of renowned artists such as Frida Kahlo, Leonardo DaVinci or Yayoi Kusama.

Why we like it

Have a favorite artist and a favorite picture? Now you can have the best of both worlds by combining the two.

10/25/2020

japantimes.co.jp

In Siberia forests, climate change stokes 'zombie fires'

Equipped with a shovel, Grigory Kuksin lifts and turns smoldering earth in the marshy clearing of a sprawling Siberian forest. Together with a small cohort

Why we like it

Climate change has had devastating effects all around the world. This article shows how climate change is causing underground fires in Siberia and the Arctic.

10/24/2020

forbes.com

The Amazing Ways Duolingo Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Deliver Free Language Learning

When it's time to learn a new language, Duolingo offers a fun, interactive learning experience through its cross-platform app that's powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

Why we like it

AI is helping over 300 million people around the world learn a new language through an app called "Duolingo".

10/23/2020

technologyreview.com

A radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

“Less than one”-shot learning can teach a model to identify more objects than the number of examples it is trained on.

Why we like it

AI models are expensive to train. Researchers are finding a way to make training AI models less expensive.

10/22/2020

space.com

NASA's new $23 million space toilet is ready for launch | Space

The bathroom on the International Space System is getting a major upgrade with a new, high-tech, compact space toilet to be delivered next week.

Why we like it

Incredible engineering and design has went into building NASA's new space toilet.

10/22/2020

npr.org

Time Travel Theoretically Possible Without Leading To Paradoxes, Researchers Say

In a peer-reviewed journal article, University of Queensland physicists say time is essentially self-healing. Changes in the past wouldn't necessarily cause a universe-ending paradox. Phew.

Why we like it

According to Einstein's theory of general relativity, researchers are finding it's possible to travel back in time and interact with your past self.

10/18/2020

sciencenewsforstudents.org

Drones help scientists weigh whales at sea

Drone imagery lets scientists estimate a whale’s weight. And that may help monitor the health of these big mammals for conservation purposes.

Why we like it

Ever wonder how much a whale weights? These scientists have used drones to find out.

10/17/2020

sciencenewsforstudents.org

It took a ‘virtual’ telescope to actually picture a black hole

Here’s how scientists connected eight observatories across the world to create one Earth-sized telescope. This is what it took to create an image of a black hole.

Why we like it

Getting a picture of a black hole is no simple task. Here's how scientists are putting their telescopes together to finally get a picture of one.

10/16/2020

phys.org

Researchers use artificial intelligence language tools to decode molecular movements

By applying natural language processing tools to the movements of protein molecules, University of Maryland scientists created an abstract language that describes the multiple shapes a protein molecule can take and how and when it transitions from one shape to another.

Why we like it

AI has the potential to crack the code to many diseases and medical issues seen in today's society.

10/15/2020

newswise.com

New Artificial Intelligence Platform Uses Deep Learning to Diagnose Dystonia with High Accuracy in Less Than One Second

Researchers at Mass Eye and Ear have developed a unique diagnostic tool called DystoniaNet that uses artificial intelligence to detect dystonia from MRI scans i

Why we like it

Artificial intelligence is able to detect a hard-to-diagnose illness by MRI recogniton.

10/14/2020

analyticsinsight.net

Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

With cyber threats becoming intimidating in both numbers and complexity, the use of artificial intelligence in the cybersecurity is the need of the hour, and security organizations are working precisely on that. However, for the AI-based security programs, it is also essential to look into its drawbacks.

Why we like it

This article does a great job of highlighting the pros and cons to incorporating AI into cybersecurity.

10/13/2020

sciencenewsforstudents.org

Clear, stretchy sensor could lead to wearable electronics

Researchers have combined plastics and metal to make a transparent, stretchable sensor. It could soon find use in touchscreens, wearable electronics and more.

Why we like it

Scientists create new wearable technology that is multi-purposed.

10/13/2020

bbc.com

US Army trials augmented reality goggles for dogs

The goggles could let handlers direct their dogs from a safe distance, the army says.

Why we like it

Augmented reality goggles help direct dogs during combat.

10/6/2020

newsforkids.net

Microsoft’s Undersea Data Center Passes Test

The computer company Microsoft recently ended an unusual experiment by pulling up a data center that has been serving internet requests from under the sea for the last two years. The company says the experiment was a success.

Why we like it

Computer servers perform better at the bottom of the ocean.

10/5/2020

theconversation.com

Climate warming is altering animals' gut microbes, which are critical to their health and survival

The effect of a warmer climate on ecosystems and large and small vertebrates is being widely studied. But warmer temperatures seem to alter the microbes that live in and on these animals and plants.

Why we like it

Climate change is affecting the way organisms live within their ecosystem.

10/4/2020

sciencenewsforstudents.org

A robot referee can really keep its ‘eye’ on the ball

Have you ever yelled at a referee for making a bad call? Technology has begun taking over some calls in an attempt to make sports fairer.

Why we like it

Hawk-Eye' the computer system can moderate tennis matches.

10/3/2020

sciencenewsforstudents.org

Will bacterial ‘wires’ one day power your phone?

An accidental discovery helps scientists generate electricity out of thin —but humid — air with bacteria-made protein nanowires.

Why we like it

Could bacteria replace our phone batteries? This article explains how bacterial is a conductor of electricity and the future of renewable energy.

10/3/2020

theconversation.com

What makes hurricanes stall, and why is that so hard to forecast?

Hurricane stalling has become common over the past half-century, and their average forward speed has also slowed.

Why we like it

Weather forecasters are able to simulate how destructive a storm will be using computers but it is harder to predict the slower moving storms.

9/26/2020

news.mit.edu

Identifying a melody by studying a musician’s body language

A music gesture tool developed by the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab leverages artificial intelligence to separate similar sounds. The tool matches movements of musicians, via skeletal keypoints, to the tempo of individual parts.

Why we like it

AI is able to identify a musical melody based off one's gestures.

9/25/2020

news.miami.edu

Pandemic spurs a burst of technology innovation

University experts say the COVID-19 crisis is encouraging the next revolution in computing and discovery, with more to come.

Why we like it

How the COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged technological growth.

9/24/2020

unite.ai

Researchers Use Deep Learning to Turn Landmark Photos 4D

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new method that utilizes deep learning in order to turn world landmark photos 4D. The team relied on publicly available tourist photos of major points like the Trevi Fountain in Rome, and the end results are 3D images that are maneuverable and can show changes in appearance over […]

Why we like it

Scientists are making photos "come to life" with 4D deep learning strategies.

9/23/2020

unite.ai

Data Science Companies Use AI To Protect Environment And Fight Climate Change

As the nations of Earth attempt to invent and implement solutions to the growing threat of climate change, just about every option is on the table. Investing in renewable sources of energy and dropping emissions around the globe are the dominant strategies, but utilizing artificial intelligence can help reduce the damage done by climate change. […]

Why we like it

Data Science and AI can help protect our environment.

9/23/2020

newscenter.lbl.gov

New $115 Million Quantum Systems Accelerator to Pioneer Quantum Technologies for Discovery Science

A new collaborative center led by Berkeley Lab will develop quantum computing systems capable of revolutionizing scientific research.

Why we like it

Future computers are becoming more robust and able to solve some of the world's toughest challenges.

9/13/2020

interestingengineering.com

These Next-Level 3D-Printed Toys Will Bend Your Brain

The Lazy Engineer shares their 3D designs on Cults., and they surely will hypnotize you.

Why we like it

3D printing is the future of the toy industry.

9/12/2020

bbc.com

Can artificial intelligence create a decent dinner?

By checking what's in your fridge artificial intelligence can create new recipes, but do they work?

Why we like it

AI can teach you how to cook and is coming up with the future flavors of the world.