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BMW Announces Next Step In Vehicle Electrification Strategy

BMW Announces Next Step In Vehicle Electrification Strategy

BMW Group has been one of the early leaders in 21st century electrification. In general, BMW seems serious about the transition to electric cars, and it produces a high-quality EV ( BMW i3 ) as well as several plug-in hybrids. The BMW Group holds electrification as one of the central pillars of the Group’s corporate strategy. As part of that, …

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Dream Chaser Mini-Shuttle to Fly ISS Resupply Missions on ULA Atlas V

Dream Chaser Mini-Shuttle to Fly ISS Resupply Missions on ULA Atlas V

Artist’s concept of the Sierra Nevada Corporation Dream Chaser spacecraft launching atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in the 552 configuration on cargo missions to the International Space Station. Credit: ULA The first two missions of the unmanned Dream Chaser mini-shuttle carrying critical cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) will fly on the most powerful version of …

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Introducing the Developer Plan

Introducing the Developer Plan

At Hologram, we believe cellular connectivity is the future of ubiquitous, secure IoT communication. Unfortunately, up until now, cellular connectivity for IoT has been riddled with high barriers to entry. As one of the largest software-defined cellular networks for IoT, Hologram is on a mission to remove these barriers. Today I’m stoked to share the latest barrier we’re removing, the …

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IoT Skill Set Leads with Communication, Not Tech

IoT Skill Set Leads with Communication, Not Tech

Research Communication is far and away the most relevant job skill for engineers to have for success with the Internet of Things. The ability to explain ideas and concepts "clearly and effectively" beat out "knowledge" about IoT (59 percent compared to 20 percent), collaboration skills (14 percent) and "persistence" and "associative thinking" (both at 3 percent), in a survey of …

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IoT Growth Slower Than Expected

IoT Growth Slower Than Expected

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Internet of Things is not growing as fast as expected but it is growing thanks to more integrated parts and low power networks, an analyst said. Fueling the engines, Andes Technology announced four new cores for IoT gateways and other uses. The IoT market won’t hit a run rate of a billion units a year …

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New Research Provides Clearest Evidence Yet of Majorana Particle

New Research Provides Clearest Evidence Yet of Majorana Particle

The Majorana particles result in transport channels (shown in red, pink, blue and yellow) in the electronic device, which is made up of a superconductor (blue bar) and a magnetic topological insulator (gray strip). New research from UCLA provides the clearest evidence yet of the long-sought Majorana particle and could provide the vehicle for carrying ‘qubits’ of data in quantum …

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4 Ways To Maximize ROI From $2.5B In IoT Investments Featured

4 Ways To Maximize ROI From $2.5B In IoT Investments Featured

Internet of Things (IoT) implementations within retail would seem to be on a strong growth path. Merchants are expected to spend as much as $2.5 billion on the technology by 2020 , and as many as 70% of retailers say they are ready to make the changes necessary to adopt IoT devices . Applications including smart shelves , temperature sensors …

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Artificial Intelligence and Learned Intermediaries

Artificial Intelligence and Learned Intermediaries

In the July 7, 2017, “Artificial Intelligence” issue of Science , we were intrigued by a short piece in the “Insights” section on “Artificial Intelligence in Research” that discussed the future use of autonomous robots in surgery. Surgeonless surgery would “allow[] work around the clock with higher productivity, accuracy, and efficiency as well as shorter hospital stays and faster recovery.” …

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Where is IoT headed?

Where is IoT headed?

Credit: Thinkstock A recent survey of IEEE engineers reveals some interesting insights into the Internet of Things (IoT)—both challenges and expectations. Commissioned by Northeastern University Silicon Valley, the survey asked the engineers to answer nine questions about IoT development and deployment. Some of the answers might surprise you. While still in its infancy, the IoT is poised to change our …

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It’s Never Been Done Before

It’s Never Been Done Before

It’s a common argument — whether worded so directly or not. It’s a reason used to not start a business, to not advocate for better government policies, to not launch a new product. This simple argument stifles many an effort to make the world better. Of course, there are also people who are tempted, incentivized, and motivated by that phrase. …

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