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Lockheed Martin Gets Serious About Waste-to-Energy

Lockheed Martin Gets Serious About Waste-to-Energy

“Landfills and fossil fuels no longer meet the pressing needs of our time,” Lockheed Martin declares on its website . The aerospace and defense company says it’s serious about re-routing waste from landfills and using it to create energy. Its Lockheed Martin Energy subsidiary launched last year, with a focus on tidal energy, energy storage, nuclear systems, energy management and …

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Subaru still finalizing its electrification plans

Subaru still finalizing its electrification plans

Subaru ‘s built itself a hybrid before, but the automaker hasn’t yet fully embraced the industry’s move toward electrification. It’s not a race, but Subaru is definitely taking it slow and steady. Subaru is mulling whether to introduce electric versions of its current lineup or branch out and develop something new, Bloomberg reports , based on an interview with CEO …

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Synthetically Produced Melanin Could Be the Ultimate Sunscreen

Synthetically Produced Melanin Could Be the Ultimate Sunscreen

The lab-produced material could have practical implications for the treatment of melanin-deficient disorders such as vitiligo and albinism. With summer quickly approaching, many of us are looking forward to beach vacations, picnics, and swimming at the local pool. But with increased sun exposure comes an increased risk of skin damage that sunscreen can’t always protect against. Last week, researchers at …

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Qualcomm demonstrates DEVC system to charge vehicles while driving

Qualcomm demonstrates DEVC system to charge vehicles while driving

Qualcomm Technologies, in partnership with Renault and Vedecom, has demonstrated dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system, based on its Halo wireless electric vehicle charging technology (WEVC). The system allows vehicles to charge while driving. It is capable of charging an EV dynamically at up to 20 kilowatts at highway speeds. Qualcomm claims that the technology has been tested in …

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Adding an IoT dimension to le Tour

Adding an IoT dimension to le Tour

Credit: Apple The Tour de France pro cycling race is one of the oldest and most prestigious annual sporting events in the world. Each year about 200 cyclists compete during most of July in a race that crosses some 2,200 miles of varied terrain in France. The first Tour de France was in 1903. Back then it attracted mostly local …

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The World’s Top Energy Companies Look to Blockchain to ‘Fuse the Physical With the Virtual’

The World’s Top Energy Companies Look to Blockchain to ‘Fuse the Physical With the Virtual’

Earlier this month Shell, Statoil, Tepco, Centrica plc and a half-dozen other energy companies joined the Energy Web Foundation (EWF), an alliance devoted to bringing blockchain to the grid. The companies donated $2.5 million to the organization. The Foundation was set up in February this year as a collaboration between The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Australian blockchain developer Grid …

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Technology taking over: Google’s artificial intelligence beats Chinese master in Ancient game of Go

Technology taking over: Google's artificial intelligence beats Chinese master in Ancient game of Go

The victory over the world’s top player, which many thought would take decades to achieve, underlines the potential of artificial intelligence to take on humans at complex tasks. Photo: Reuters A Google artificial intelligence program defeated a Chinese grand master at the ancient board game Go on Tuesday, a major feather in the cap for the firm’s AI ambitions as …

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Google’s AlphaGo A.I. beats world’s number one in ancient game of Go

Google's AlphaGo A.I. beats world's number one in ancient game of Go

Wuzhen, China — Computer 1, human 0. The rise of the machine was fully evident Tuesday when a Google computer beat the world’s number one player of the ancient Chinese board game Go, signifying a major breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Global champ Chinese player Ke Jie , lost his first game against Google DeepMind computer program AlphaGo in Wuzhen. With …

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Cera is building an AI for social care decision support

Cera is building an AI for social care decision support

Can AI overhaul the social care system? That’s the pitch underpinning UK home care provider Cera ‘s plans. The startup has today taken the tiniest baby steps to launch an AI chatbot that it hopes will, at an unspecified point in future, be able to assist carers with recommendations for home care of people with conditions such as dementia. And …

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Nuance and DFKI Jointly Advance Cognitive and Conversational AI for Autonomous Driving

Nuance and DFKI Jointly Advance Cognitive and Conversational AI for Autonomous Driving

New study one of many projects underway as Nuance opens office at DFKI as part of expanded partnership for automotive, healthcare and enterprise solutions BURLINGTON, Ma. and SAARBRUECKEN, Germany, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN ) announced it has expanded its partnership with Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI GmbH), the German Research Center …

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