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29 Jan

Machine learning in action for the humanitarian sector

Governments across the world came together in Marrakesh this past December to ratify a pact to improve cooperation on international migration. Among other objectives, the Global Compact for Migration seeks to use "accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies." How can machine learning technologies help with deeply polarizing societal issues like migration?
1 Jan

Fingernail wearable monitors disease progression

Grip strength is a useful metric in a surprisingly broad set of health issues. It has been associated with the effectiveness of medication in individuals with Parkinson's disease, the degree of cognitive function in schizophrenics, the state of an individual's cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality in geriatrics.
26 Nov

Record-breaking solar cells get ready for mass production

Sandwiching an oxygen-rich layer of silicon between a solar cell and its metal contact has allowed researchers in Europe to break performance records for the efficiency with which silicon solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. But the challenge now is how to make these so-called passivating contacts suitable for mass production.
2 Nov

Breaking new fragrance ground with AI

Symrise, one of the world's leading manufacturers of fragrances and flavorings, is in partnership with IBM Research developing a method of using artificial intelligence to create perfumes based on digital fragrance models.
26 Sep

Helping to improve medical image analysis with deep learning

Medical imaging creates tremendous amounts of data: many emergency room radiologists must examine as many as 200 cases each day, and some medical studies contain up to 3,000 images. Each patient's image collection can contain 250GB of data, ultimately creating collections across organizations that are petabytes in size.
13 Dec

Making interaction with AI systems more natural

Researchers have proposed a new supervised learning algorithm to solve a well-known problem in AI called textual grounding. .
8 Dec

New research in AI pushes frontiers in epileptic seizure prediction

The findings, described in a paper titled 'Epileptic Seizure Prediction using Big Data and Deep Learning: Toward a Mobile System,' present new results in epileptic seizure prediction using deep learning algorithms deployed on a brain-inspired, mobile processor.
9 Oct

Using deep learning to forecast ocean waves

Scientists have made amazing advances enabling machines to understand language and process images for such applications as facial recognition, image classification and translation of texts.
16 Jun

ROMEO project: reducing cost for offshore wind farm operators

A new flagship European project funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme is seeking to reduce offshore O&M costs through the development of advanced monitoring systems and strategies, aiming to move from corrective and calendar based maintenance to a condition based maintenance, through analysing the real behaviour of the main components of wind turbines.
16 Mar

Liquid fuel for future computers

n the future, a new type of tiny redox flow battery will supply tightly packed electronic components with energy, while also dissipating the heat they produce.
8 Apr

Research collaboration to transform Parkinson's disease care

Pfizer Inc and IBM have announced a first-of-its-kind research collaboration to develop innovative remote monitoring solutions aimed at transforming how clinicians deliver care to patients suffering from Parkinson's disease.
20 Nov

Breakthrough that could accelerate carbon nanotubes replacing silicon

BM Research has announced a major engineering breakthrough that could accelerate carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors to power future computing technologies.
14 Oct

Sunflower energy brings solar power to remote locations

The system can concentrate the sun's radiation 2,000 times and convert 80 percent of it into useful energy to generate 12 kilowatts of electrical power and 20 kilowatts of heat on a sunny day — enough to power several average homes.
17 Jul

Simple procedure to obtain nanosized graphenes

The method discovered by CiQUS researchers allows them to obtain well-defined nanographenes in one-pot from perylene, a very common organic compound.
2 Apr

Microfluidic fuel cells on paper

Medical diagnostic devices could be taken to the next level with the development of microfluidic fuel cells on paper.
21 Nov

OLEDs on Graphene Electrodes and c-Si TFTs for Flexible Lighting and Display

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
1 May

7th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium: First day

This excellent event "7th Electric Aircraft Symposium" in Santa Rosa, USA was acclaimed as the best ever in the series. Over 150 people attended, an eclectic mix from NASA and Siemens to hobbyists, universities and technology startups were there.
21 Dec

IBM announces major breakthrough with silicon nanophotonics

IBM has announced a major advance in the ability to use light instead of electrical signals to transmit information for future computing.
12 Nov

Initial steps toward commercial fabrication of carbon nanotubes

IBM scientists have demonstrated a new approach to carbon nanotechnology that opens up the path for commercial fabrication of dramatically smaller, faster and more powerful computer chips.
17 Aug

Spintronics for energy efficient computing

Researchers discover possibility to use the spin for processing logical operations, both fast and energy-efficiently.