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May 6, 2021

IBM 2nm chip breakthrough claims more power with less energy

Posted by in categories: computing, innovation

Next-gen processor tech gives more performance with less energy use, IBM claims.

May 5, 2021

Physicists get close to taming the chaos of the ‘three-body problem’

Posted by in categories: innovation, physics

The intractable “three-body problem” gets closer to being solved with breakthrough study.

May 5, 2021

Uganda: Filters turn dirty lake water into drinking water | Global Ideas

Posted by in categories: innovation, sustainability

Innovation in Uganda.


Access to clean water may be a right, but it’s often hard to come by. Contaminated water kills. Henry Othieno and Saudah Birungi have developed eco-friendly filters for use in schools and homes. They turn dirty lake water into drinking water.

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May 1, 2021

New Breakthrough Towards Understanding Dark Energy

Posted by in categories: cosmology, innovation

The extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS) collaboration has released its latest scientific results. These results include two studies on dark energy led by Prof. ZHAO Gongbo and Prof. WANG Yuting, respectively, from National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences(NAOC).

The study led by Prof. Zhao was recently published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Based on eBOSS observations, Prof. ZHAO’s team measured the history of cosmic expansion and structure growth in a huge volume of the past universe, corresponding to a distance range between 0.7 and 1.8 billion light years away from us. This volume had never been probed before.

Apr 23, 2021

Malaria vaccine hailed as potential breakthrough

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Early trials show Oxford developers may have finally found an effective jab against the disease.

Apr 22, 2021

Electric Aviation Trailblazer Bye Aims To Dethrone The King Air

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

Bye Aerospace reveals a design for an 8-seat electric airplane aimed to replace the best-selling turboprop, the King Air, with comparable performance and a similar price — but with less than one-fifth the operating costs. Bye’s plans hinge on claims of a battery breakthrough by partner Oxis.

Apr 17, 2021

7 Innovative Projects Making Cities More Sustainable

Posted by in categories: innovation, sustainability

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With an ever-increasing global population and rising urbanization, creating safe, resilient and sustainable cities is right at the top of the green agenda.

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Apr 17, 2021

Elon Musk may build Tesla’s future with high school graduates

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, innovation

OEC promoting innovation and STEM in Africa.


Tesla CEO Elon Musk is recruiting for Giga Texas, which has more than 10000 openings.

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Apr 16, 2021

Geoffrey Hinton has a hunch about what’s next for AI

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

A decade ago, the artificial-intelligence pioneer Geoffrey Hinton transformed the field with a major breakthrough. Now he’s chasing the next big advance—with an “imaginary system” named GLOM, outlined in a recent paper titled, “How to represent part-whole hierarchies in a neural network.”

Apr 15, 2021

Latest Neuropixels probes can track neurons over weeks

Posted by in categories: innovation, neuroscience

A new generation of miniature recording probes can track the same neurons inside tiny mouse brains over weeks—and even months.

The new tools build on the success of the original Neuropixels probes released in 2017 and currently used in more than 400 labs. Neuropixels 2.0 are much smaller—about a third the size of their predecessors. They’re designed to record the from more individual and have the unique ability to track this activity over extended time periods. That makes them especially useful for studying long-term phenomena like learning and memory in such as mice, says Tim Harris, a senior fellow at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus who led the project. Harris and his colleagues describe the advance in a paper published online April 15 in the journal Science.

Neuropixels 2.0’s advances come from several key innovations, Harris says. Janelia scientists and engineers developed new ways to process the data. Strategic changes to the layout of the probes helped make them better suited to certain tasks. And engineers at imec, the non-profit nanoelectronics center that manufactures the probes, used imec’s proprietary technology to design, develop, and fabricate the .

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