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Join the electric car revolution

Join the electric car revolution

A revolutionary transition in transportation has begun, namely, the electrification of nearly all modes of transportation. Norway has had an electric ferry since 2015. Boeing and Microsoft have invested in a company that plans to make hybrid electric/fossil fuel aircraft. Electric buses are more commonly seen on city streets. Production has begun on 18-wheelers powered by hydrogen fuel cells that …

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Researchers Developing Liquid-Powered Batteries

Researchers Developing Liquid-Powered Batteries

John Cushman developing technology to recharge BEV and HEV batteries like refueling car at gas station. Qualcomm Gets EV Charging Off the Ground An instantly rechargeable system for battery-electric and hybrid-electric vehicle batteries being developed at Purdue University is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly, its inventors say. Researchers at the Indiana university say its system recharges vehicle batteries through a …

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B612 studying smallsat missions to search for near Earth objects

B612 studying smallsat missions to search for near Earth objects

The B612 Foundation is no longer pursuing a large space telescope called Sentinel (above) to look for near Earth asteroids in favor of a concept using smaller spacecraft. Credit: B612 Foundation WASHINGTON — The B612 Foundation, which once sought to privately develop a large space observatory to search for potentially hazardous near Earth objects (NEOs), is now studying an alternative …

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NASA Announces 10, That’s Right 10! New Planets in Their Star’s Habitable Zone

NASA Announces 10, That’s Right 10! New Planets in Their Star’s Habitable Zone

Artist’s impression of a potentially-habitable exoplanet orbiting an ultracool red dwarf star Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). The Kepler space telescope is surely the gift that keeps on giving. After being deployed in 2009, it went on to detect a total of 2,335 confirmed exoplanets and 582 multi-planet systems. Even after two of its reaction wheels failed, it carried on …

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Yale Researchers Show Sedative Combats Virus That Causes Birth Defects

Yale Researchers Show Sedative Combats Virus That Causes Birth Defects

New research from Yale University reveals that a common sedative may help combat common viral infections that can cause birth defects in developing babies. The drug valnoctamide, used for decades in Europe as a mood stabilizer, prevented baby mice from developing neurological problems associated with infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV), carried by about half of adult humans. A member of the …

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NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Identifies 219 New Planet Candidates

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Identifies 219 New Planet Candidates

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Astronomers have identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star’s habitable zone. NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates …

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Major U.S. corporations among leading buyers of renewable energy

Major U.S. corporations among leading buyers of renewable energy

LOS ANGELES • Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and General Motors Co. have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. Last year nearly 40 percent of U.S. wind contracts were signed by corporate power users, along with university and …

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Tobii Integrates Eye-Tracking Technology Into HTC Vive

Tobii Integrates Eye-Tracking Technology Into HTC Vive

Tobii Pro, a company focussed on eye-tracking research, has announced a new solution that can be integrated into a commercial HTC Vive headset. The tool, along with the software development kit, is being made available for researchers. The Tobii Pro integration uses a HTC Vive business edition along with the Tobii eye tracking technology to track all types of eyes, …

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A Look at NVIDIA’s Strategy for Artificial Intelligence?

A Look at NVIDIA’s Strategy for Artificial Intelligence?

NVIDIA’s artificial intelligence product portfolio Previously in this series, we saw that NVIDIA ( NVDA ) is currently at the forefront of the AI (artificial intelligence) revolution. It aims to develop end-to-end AI solutions, including architecture, processors, systems, system software, deep learning SDKs (software development kits), and algorithms. NVIDIA’s 2017 GPU 1 Technology Conference presentation was largely focused on its …

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How NVIDIA Plans to Promote Artificial Intelligence

How NVIDIA Plans to Promote Artificial Intelligence

NVIDIA promotes artificial intelligence In the previous part of the series, we saw that NVIDIA ( NVDA ) is well-placed to tap the AI (artificial intelligence) revolution. As AI is a new technology, the company is looking to promote the adoption of AI across industries through partnerships, knowledge sharing, support to AI startups, and easy availability of GPU 1 -accelerated …

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