Last update:

Harnessing noise in optical computing for AI

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are currently affecting our lives in many small but impactful ways. For example, AI and machine learning applications recommend entertainment we might enjoy through streaming services ...

Research team sets new efficiency record for solar cell technology

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has set a new record in the power conversion efficiency of solar cells made using perovskite and organic materials. This technological breakthrough paves ...

How robots learn to hike

ETH Zurich researchers led by Marco Hutter developed a new control approach that enables a legged robot, called ANYmal, to move quickly and robustly over difficult terrain. Thanks to machine learning, the robot can combine ...

EU nations quarrel over whether nuclear, gas are 'green'

Hours before the window for lodging objections closes, EU environment and energy ministers meeting in France Friday differed sharply on a European Commission provision that would classify nuclear and natural gas energy as ...

AI light-field camera reads 3D facial expressions

A joint research team led by Professors Ki-Hun Jeong and Doheon Lee from the KAIST Department of Bio and Brain Engineering reported the development of a technique for facial expression detection by merging near-infrared light-field ...

Intel to build $20B Ohio chip facility amid global shortage

Chipmaker Intel said Friday it will invest $20 billion to build a new factory in Ohio, an attempt to help alleviate a global shortage of chips powering everything from phones to cars to home appliances while also signaling ...

Netflix sinks as Wall Street flees 'stay-at-home' stocks

One day after shares of at-home fitness company Peloton tumbled, Netflix found itself in Wall Street's hot seat Friday as markets reassess the diminishing growth prospects of so-called "pandemic stocks."

The value of wind energy

Two teams of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have shown that wind energy offers logistical, economic, and environmental value to consumers and utilities from the coast of Oregon to remote villages ...

Airbus cancels Qatar Airways plane order in feud

Airbus has taken the extraordinary step of cancelling a multi-billion-dollar order of 50 planes from Qatar Airways, a major customer, in an escalating feud over the airline's grounding of A350 aircraft.

EXPLAINER: Why fear of 5G halting flights has faded

The rollout of new 5G wireless service in the U.S. failed to have the much-dreaded result of crippling air travel, although it began in rocky fashion, with international airlines canceling some flights to the U.S. and spotty ...

NTSB: Require small planes to have carbon monoxide detectors

U.S. crash investigators are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to require private planes to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors, citing deadly crashes that were attributed to poisoning by the odorless gas.

More news

Electronics & Semiconductors
A wafer-scale van der Waals dielectric based on an inorganic molecular crystal film
Energy & Green Tech
Quantum dots boost perovskite solar cell efficiency and scalability
Computer Sciences
A language for quantum computing
Computer Sciences
Are researchers one step closer to developing the theory of impulse circuits?
Netflix stock plunges as subscriber growth worries deepen
New vehicles to be rated on how they make drivers stay alert
Amazon to open Los Angeles clothing store, in first
Google appeals 2.4-bn-euro Shopping fine at top EU court
Energy & Green Tech
Team develops lithium-air battery with an energy density higher than current lithium ion batteries
EU lawmakers vote to end 'Wild West' online
Hi Tech & Innovation
Elon Musk's brain implant company is inching toward human trials
Pushing the potential of brain-computer interfaces
Energy & Green Tech
Scientists build bioreactors and engineer bacteria to advance biofuel research
Google spars with EU activists after Austria data defeat
EXPLAINER: How sweeping EU rules would curb tech companies
Energy & Green Tech
Demand for rare minerals and metals creates eco-dilemma
Energy & Green Tech
Operating truck fleets with lowest possible emissions
Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military
Radical overhaul of construction industry needed if UK to have any chance of net zero by 2050
French court says Twitter must reveal measures on online hate

Other news

Plasma Physics
First detection of exotic 'X' particles in quark-gluon plasma
General Physics
Fastest-ever study of how electrons respond to X-rays performed
Plants & Animals
Sex-typical behavior of male, female mice guided by differences in brain's gene activity
Condensed Matter
Using ice to boil water: Researcher makes heat transfer discovery that expands on 18th century principle
General Physics
Worldwide coordinated search for dark matter
Plants & Animals
Lighted nets dramatically reduce bycatch of sharks and other wildlife while making fishing more efficient
Quantum Physics
Faster technique for resetting quantum circuits proposed
Plants & Animals
Protecting coral reef connectivity found to be crucial for conservation efforts
Planetary Sciences
Consistent asteroid showers rock previous thinking on Mars craters
Mange outbreak decimated a wild vicuña population in Argentina
Exploring fish flow from fisheries to supper
Planetary Sciences
Tug of sun, moon could be driving plate motions on 'imbalanced' Earth
Cell & Microbiology
Changing the genetic 'recipe' for protovertebrates
Alpha-rich 'young' stars are actually not young
Shift work helps marine microbes share scarce ocean resources
Materials Science
Simulations show iron catalyzes corrosion in 'inert' carbon dioxide
Plants & Animals
The nerve bundle in an elephant's trunk found to be one of the largest known structures of its type
Tracking quantum phenomena in 2D graphene
Plants & Animals
Size selective fishing can ruin chance of catching big fish in the future
Researchers discover crystalline zeolites in a nanotubular shape