Archive for the ‘innovation’ category: Page 123

Nov 2, 2016

This Desalination System Uses Waves To Create Drinking Water

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

The best of tech and science innovation, shaping our future.

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Oct 31, 2016

James Cameron Promises Innovation in ‘Avatar’ Sequels as He’s Feted

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Cameron and Douglas Trumbull were honored at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers’ Centennial Gala.

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Oct 30, 2016

4 Trivia Questions about the Early Days of the Internet

Posted by in categories: innovation, internet

I remember working on data transfer and experimental apps on the NET in 1990 to 1995. And, did it ever change during just those 5 years. I cannot even imagine 1969.

On October 29th, 1969, the internet got its start when the first host-to-host connection was made between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute. See how much you know about the invention that would change the world with some trivia questions…

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Oct 29, 2016

A real-world Babel Fish: using neural networks for better translations

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Center for Data Science Professor Kyunghyun Cho talks improving multi-way, multilingual translations.

Although machines can outperform humans in almost any skill set today, there is still one process that they have yet to master: translation. Several students learning a second or third language in particular will have undoubtedly encountered some of the more hilarious results produced by Google (mis)Translate.

But a solution was recently proposed by the Center for Data Science’s very own Kyunghyun Cho. Together with Yoshua Bengio and Orhan Firat, their innovative model — which is the first to handle multi-way, multilingual translations — clinched the runners-up position for best paper at the 2016 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

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Oct 26, 2016

Google Jamboard Is a Huge 4K Screen You Can Scribble On — By Tim Moynihan | WIRED

Posted by in categories: business, hardware, innovation

Google is off to a solid start with the “we make hardware now” thing.”

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Oct 26, 2016

AI Pioneer Yoshua Bengio Is Launching Element AI, a Deep-Learning Incubator — By Cade Metz | WIRED

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“For researchers given the right guidance, the market for their skills is enormous. Deep learning is now technology that every big company needs. And there are only so many researchers to go around.”

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Oct 24, 2016

Positron Dynamics near term work to proving out antimatter catalyzed deuterium fusion propulsion with over 100,000 ISP

Posted by in categories: innovation, space travel

Nextbigfuture has interviewed Ryan Weed, CEO of Positron Dynamics. Positron Dynamics is developing antimatter catalyzed fusion propulsion which they will first demonstrate in a cubesat launch. They are getting around the still mostly unsolved difficulties of storing antimatter. They are doing this by using Sodium 22 isotopes.

Positron Dynamics has previously received a lot of press coverage when it was funded by the Thiel Breakthrough foundation to work on antimatter.

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Oct 19, 2016

Russian scientist makes anti-aging breakthrough

Posted by in categories: innovation, life extension

Russian biophysicist Alexei Karnaukhov wants to stop our natural aging process with the help of gene therapy, and he successfully completed the first part of his experiment to increase longevity.

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Oct 18, 2016

Identifying Strategic Options for Advancing Quantum Information

Posted by in categories: innovation, quantum physics


Forum on Quantum Information Science addresses challenges to the field, and identifies strategic options and innovative approaches to move QIS forward.

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Oct 18, 2016

MIT nuclear fusion record marks latest step towards unlimited clean energy

Posted by in categories: innovation, nuclear energy

We are closer than ever to a world of unlimited energy.

Scientists create the highest plasma pressure ever recorded with the Alcator C-Mod reactor in a breakthrough for clean energy technology.

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