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Nov 18, 2021

5 kinds of technology that the US’s top spy catchers say rivals are gaining an edge in

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The first prize money has been awarded in the largest XPrize competition ever held, with 23 student.

Nov 18, 2021

This diamond contains a mineral never before seen in nature

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“Davemaoite” forms under the high-pressure conditions of deep Earth.


Local providers are putting down 400 km of fiber connection around the river, but Project Taara used WOC to beam high-speed connectivity over it instead.

Nov 18, 2021

There’s One Thing Futurists are Never Wrong About

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A bold claim, I know. It won’t surprise you to find out that I want to stick some qualifiers on it. For the purposes of this article, “futurists” means educated industry analysts and hard science fiction authors with a comprehensive knowledge of physics.

Nov 18, 2021

The 100-year-old decision that contributed to Abbotsford, B.C., flooding

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More than 100 years ago, a lake outside what is now the Abbotsford, B.C., area was drained to create lucrative farmland. Many say that decision is a big contributor to the devastating flooding.

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Nov 18, 2021

String inverter produces 350 kilowatts

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The new PVS-350 string inverter from the Italian manufacturer Fimer offers an efficiency of more than 99 per cent. It is optimised for decentralised topologies in solar fields and has an output of 350 kilowatts.

Nov 18, 2021

This remarkable cooling system runs on sunlight and saltwater —no electricity required

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The concept is in its early stages, but it could offer a promising solution to remote communities without access to electricity.

Nov 17, 2021

Google AI Proposes Multi-Modal Cycle Consistency (MMCC) Method Making Better Future Predictions

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Recent advances in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being adopted by people worldwide to make decisions in their daily lives. Many studies are now focusing on developing ML agents that can make acceptable predictions about the future over various timescales. This would help them anticipate changes in the world around them, including the actions of other agents, and plan their next steps. Making judgments require accurate future prediction necessitates both collecting important environmental transitions and responding to how changes develop over time.

Previous work in visual observation-based future prediction has been limited by the output format or a manually defined set of human activities. These are either overly detailed and difficult to forecast, or they are missing crucial information about the richness of the real world. Predicting “someone jumping” does not account for why they are jumping, what they are jumping onto, and so on. Previous models were also meant to make predictions at a fixed offset into the future, which is a limiting assumption because we rarely know when relevant future states would occur.

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Nov 17, 2021

BMW uses Nvidia’s Omniverse to build state-of-the-art factories

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BMW’s adoption of Nvidia’s Omniverse helps the company overcome some of the most challenging barriers to expanding product lines.

Nov 17, 2021

Cryo —electron microscopy breaks the atomic resolution barrier at last

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Improvements help the technique rival x-ray crystallography.

Nov 17, 2021

Alluxio to funnel data to apps across hybrid cloud platforms with $50M

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Alluxio, which offers software that helps to serve data to apps across hybrid cloud environments, has raised $60 million.

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