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Simple ‘smart’ glass reveals the future of artificial vision

August 4th, 2019 at 12:48 pm » Comments Off

From left to right, Zongfu Yu, Ang Chen and Efram Khoram developed the concept for a “smart” piece of glass that recognizes images without any external power or circuits. The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds — and looks — surprisingly low-tech. This […]

Physicists use light waves to accelerate supercurrents, enable ultrafast quantum computing

July 18th, 2019 at 7:53 am » Comments Off

Scientists have discovered that terahertz light — light at trillions of cycles per second — can act as a control knob to accelerate supercurrents. That can help open up the quantum world of matter and energy at atomic and subatomic scales to practical applications such as ultrafast computing. Jigang Wang patiently explained his latest discovery […]

AI and machine learning dominate World Economic Forum’s list of 2019 Technology Pioneers

July 18th, 2019 at 7:43 am » Comments Off

The World Economic Forum today announced its list of 56 companies selected as Technology Pioneers, and this year’s class demonstrates the growing embrace of artificial intelligence and machine learning across a broad range of sectors. Of those selected, at least 20 companies say they are using AI or machine learning in some fashion to tackle […]

Baldness breakthrough uses 3D-printed “hair farms” to grow new hair follicles

July 11th, 2019 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

The 3D-printed structure can for the first time grow human hair follicles entirely in a laboratory dish An exciting breakthrough from Columbia University researchers demonstrates a new way to grow human hair follicles using 3D printed molds. This is the first time human hair follicle cells have been grown completely in lab conditions, opening up […]

Artificial intelligence sees construction site accidents before they happen

June 29th, 2019 at 6:16 am » Comments Off

  Construction companies are developing an AI system that predicts worksite injuries—an example of the growing use of workplace surveillance. A construction site is a dangerous place to work, with a fatal accident rate five times higher than that of any other industry. Now a number of big construction companies are testing technology that could […]

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