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Agricultural Robot Checks Up On Grape Vines

Agricultural Robot Checks Up On Grape Vines

A European research consortium comprising Spanish, French, Italian and German universities and companies is working on the development of an unmanned robot, equipped with non-invasive advanced sensors and artificial intelligence systems, which will help manage vineyards. This robot will provide reliable, fast and objective information on the state of the vineyards to grapegrowers, such as [...]

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New Highly Efficient Search Engine Developed

New Highly Efficient Search Engine Developed

Researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT have developed a new search engine that outperforms current ones, and helps people to do searches more efficiently.   The SciNet search engine is different because it changes internet searches into recognition tasks, by showing keywords related to the user’s search in topic radar. People using [...]

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Faster Computers: Entanglement On a Chip

Faster Computers: Entanglement On a Chip

Unlike Bilbo’s magic ring, which entangles human hearts, engineers have created a new micro-ring that entangles individual particles of light, an important first step in a whole host of new technologies.   Entanglement — the instantaneous connection between two particles no matter their distance apart — is one of the most intriguing and promising phenomena [...]

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New Programming Language for Fast Simulations

New Programming Language for Fast Simulations

Norwegian researchers have developed an entirely new language for faster programming and simulations.   Programming is a time-consuming process, and it may take many years to develop even a basic simulator. Researchers want to simplify this process. They have created a language similar to the language of mathematics. This allows them to subdivide the work [...]

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NASA, Microsoft: Scientists to ‘Work on Mars’

NASA, Microsoft: Scientists to ‘Work on Mars’

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens. Developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, OnSight will give scientists a means to plan and, along with the Mars Curiosity rover, conduct science [...]

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Control Room

Control Room

I caught a tweet about Reid Wilson’s post with this infographic and it simply jumped out at me. It got me thinking about my own learning. The idea of letting go, being open, okay to mess up, explore, tinker and celebrate being vulnerable and taking advantage of  my failures as a learning opportunity. The habits [...]

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Many Antennas, Multiple Benefits

Many Antennas, Multiple Benefits

A concept that balances large-scale installations of low-cost and low-power antennas to boost cellular coverage in difficult environments will also provide better connectivity to more users. Developed by A*STAR, this new architecture for wireless communications can help service providers meet growing demands for increased network capacity and improved energy efficiency.   Jingon Joung, Yeow Chia [...]

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New Laser for Computer Chips

New Laser for Computer Chips

Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland in cooperation with international partners have presented the first semiconductor consisting solely of elements of main group IV. As a consequence, the germanium-tin (GeSn) laser can be applied directly onto a silicon chip and thus creates a new basis for transmitting data on computer [...]

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Quantum Computing: Rice-Sized Laser Power

Quantum Computing: Rice-Sized Laser Power

Princeton University researchers have built a rice grain-sized laser powered by single electrons tunneling through artificial atoms known as quantum dots. The tiny microwave laser, or “maser,” is a demonstration of the fundamental interactions between light and moving electrons.   The researchers built the device — which uses about one-billionth the electric current needed to [...]

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Improved Interface for a Quantum Internet

Improved Interface for a Quantum Internet

A quantum network requires efficient interfaces over which information can be transferred from matter to light and back. In the current issue of Physical Review Letters, Innsbruck physicists led by Rainer Blatt and Tracy Northup show how this information transfer can be optimized by taking advantage of a collective quantum phenomenon.   Quantum computers are [...]

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