A group of researchers develop ‘brain-inspired computing architecture’

A multinational team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Limerick in Ireland, has identified a novel molecule that might help computers make even faster decisions. The energy-saving discovery, which resulted in the development of a new sort of computing architecture, might have far-reaching implications in fields ranging from financial decision-making to bioinformatics. The Bernal Institute at UL revealed that a small molecule made up of only 77 atoms provides a new fundamental electronic circuit element in which complex logic is encoded in nanoscale material characteristics. By optimizing the…

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Researchers bring AI and simulation tools in the fight against covid 19

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is leading efforts to combine artificial intelligence (AI) and cutting-edge simulation workflows to better understand biological observations and accelerate drug discovery in its ongoing campaign to reveal the inner workings of the Sar-CoV-2 virus. Argonne started working with academic and commercial research partners to achieve near real-time feedback between simulation and AI approaches in order to better understand how two proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 viral genome, nsp10 and nsp16, interact to help the virus replicate and evade the host’s immune system….

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Indian researchers develops Ai chatbots answering COVID questions

Indian researchers are working to develop a chatbot based on an artificial neural network that can perform natural language processing (NLP). The team explains how the chatbot may be trained to answer COVID-19 pandemic-related queries. Details are to be found in the International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics. According to Vishal Tiwari, Lokesh Kumar Verma, Pulkit Sharma, Rachna Jain, and Preeti Nagrath of Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering in New Delhi, the emergence of a new coronavirus—SARS-CoV-2—and the following pandemic it triggered has prompted widespread alarm throughout the world. The…

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Researchers developed rechargeable batteries that can store tore six times more charge

An international team of researchers lead by Stanford University has developed rechargeable batteries that can store up to six times the charge of commercially available batteries. The breakthrough, described in a new paper published on August 25 in the journal Nature, could accelerate the use of rechargeable batteries and bring battery researchers one step closer to achieving two top stated goals of their field: developing a high-performance rechargeable battery that could allow smart phones to be charged only once a week rather than daily and developing electric vehicles that can…

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Bending light for faster and cheaper internet: New research

Scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently devised a method to protect the network and cut costs when the fibre goes down. Their “ARROW” technology reconfigures optical light from a broken fibre to healthy fibres while utilizing an online algorithm to proactively plan for future fibre cuts ahead of time depending on real-time Internet traffic demands. ARROW is based on two distinct approaches: “failure-aware traffic engineering (TE),” which directs traffic to where the bandwidth resources are after fibre breaks, and “wavelength reconfiguration,” which recovers failed bandwidth…

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Waymo builds a hub for autonomous trucks

Waymo revealed plans to construct a center for its self-driving semi-trailer vehicles on a nine-acre property near Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. The Alphabet-owned firm also announced a fleet management partnership with rental truck giant Ryder as it seeks to expand its delivery and logistics operations.   The South Dallas hub will serve as Waymo’s “main operations center” in the state for its fleet of self-driving trucks. The center will be created to handle “hundreds of trucks and employees” as Waymo moves closer to establishing a full-scale freight-hauling operation using its fully…

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A team of researchers discovered a vulnerability in IoT devices

Mandiant researchers discovered a security flaw in IoT devices that use the ThroughTek “Kalay” network. FireEye’s parent business has released a blog description of the team’s work in discovering the threat, which outlines how customers may defend themselves. ThroughTek has also issued a security advisory regarding the vulnerability on its website. Working with a team at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which has also released an alert on its website warning users of the vulnerability, the Mandiant team discovered that users of certain Internet of Things (IoT) devices…

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Magnets offer better control of prosthetic limbs

Researchers in MIT’s Media Lab have now discovered a way of controlling prosthetic limbs in a far more accurate way. After introducing microscopic magnetic perforations in the muscle tissue into the severed residual, the length of the muscle may be precisely measured during contraction and this feedback can be related within milliseconds to the bionic prosthesis. One of the biggest problems for amputators using prosthetic limbs is managing the prosthesis such that the same movements as a normal limb. Most prosthetic extremities are controlled by electromyography, an electrical recording method…

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Air learning to train deep reinforcement algorithm for aerial boat navigation

Air Learning, an open-source simulator and gym environment where researchers may train RL algorithms for UAV navigation, was recently built by researchers at Harvard University and Google Research. This one-of-a-kind environment, described in a study published in Springer Link’s Special Issue on Reinforcement Learning for Real Life, has the potential to improve the performance of autonomous UAVs in real-world scenarios Reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms have produced extremely promising results in allowing increased autonomy in robots in recent years. However, most contemporary RL approaches are largely concerned with the architecture of…

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Researchers discovered flexible battery fueled by human sweat

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore)  have created a flexible and stretchy battery that is fueled by human sweat. The prototype battery is made out of printed silver flake electrodes that create energy when wet. The battery, which is 2 cm by 2 cm and is as flat as a little paper bandage, is attached to a flexible and sweat-absorbing cloth that is stretchy and attachable to wearable devices such as watches. The team of scientists tested its gadget with fake human sweat to illustrate its potential application…

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