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Published: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT

 



Meet the Authors of a Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman wrote the first biography of the digital pioneer


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How Digitalization is transforming the Electronics Industry

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:30:00 GMT

Learn more about how digitalization is disrupting and changing the way we do business today, and how you can quickly take advantage of this disruption.



A Software Shrink: Apps and Wearables Could Usher In an Era of Digital Psychiatry

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Data is about to revolutionize the treatment of depression, schizophrenia, and many other disorders


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Want to Make Sure Your Teen Doesn't Exceed the Speed Limit? Tell Your Car to Do That for You

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Derive is taking technology that lets hot rodders soup up their vehicles and using it to make drivers behave themselves


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Anki's Code Lab Brings Sophisticated Graphical Programming to Cozmo Robot

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:50:00 GMT

With an easy-to-use interface based on MIT's Scratch, you can command Cozmo to do complex tasks without any programming experience


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Ferroelectric Domain Wall Memory Shows Its Promise

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Where ferromagnetic domain wall memory fell short, the ferroelectric variety is ready to pick up the slack


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Rigetti Launches Full-Stack Quantum Computing Service and Quantum IC Fab

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:00:00 GMT

A startup challenging Google and IBM sees opportunities for quantum computing in both the short term and long run


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Personal Transportation Gadgets: Hot. Integrated Smart Home IoT: Not

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:00:00 GMT

HAX executives preview trends in hardware startups


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Tourette Syndrome Patient: My Life With a Brain Implant

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Deep brain stimulation for Tourette's is experimental, but showing promising results


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For the First Time, Wind Power Will Be Profitable Without Subsidies

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

In Europe, new tech boosts the appeal of previously pricey offshore wind


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How I Built an AI to Sort 2 Tons of Lego Pieces

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT

A GPU-based neural network was the only way to handle a garage full of Lego


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Video Friday: Self-Driving Potato, NASA at Mars, and Autonomous Sumo Robots

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:51:00 GMT

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


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Silicon Valley’s Latest Craze: Brain Tech

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and other big Silicon Valley players want to make commercial gadgets for your brain


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Riding in a Robocar That Sees Around Corners

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Car-to-car communication serves as a sixth sense—or is it a seventh?


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What Does Your Smart Meter Know About You?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:00 GMT

It may be more than you’d like


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The Inside Story of Texas Instruments’ Biggest Blunder: The TMS9900 Microprocessor

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:00:00 GMT

The TMS9900 could have powered the PC revolution. Here’s why it didn’t


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The Texas Instruments 99/4: World’s First 16-Bit Home Computer

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:00:00 GMT

How a desire for corporate synergy gave rise to the “embarrassing” TI 99/4


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Startup Profile: Plex.ai Aims to Shake Up Auto Insurance With AI and the Blockchain

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT

The Canadian company wants to use AI to rate your car insurance risk in real time


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Shut Up About the Batteries: The Key to a Better Electric Car Is a Lighter Motor

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:42:00 GMT

The trick is to make a motor that can tweak its magnetic fields to run more efficiently


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Are Telepresence Robots the Best Way to Explore Other Worlds?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:52:00 GMT

The most efficient way to exploring other planets may be sending humans to orbit, and letting robots do everything else


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E-Mosquito Drinks Your Blood to Keep You Healthy

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:49:00 GMT

The wearable microsystem “bites” the wrist of patients with diabetes to autonomously monitor blood glucose levels


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Drone “Fireworks,” 5G communications, and Streaming VR Coming to Olympic Games

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:00:00 GMT

Intel says its new Olympics sponsorship is about “changing the experience” for the digital generation


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Watch This Robot Navigate Like a Rat

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Specialized neurons in a rat’s brain may be the key to autonomous robot navigation


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The Human Brain Project Reboots: A Search Engine for the Brain Is in Sight

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT

The massive €1 billion project has shifted focus from simulation to informatics


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Henry Markram Talks Brain Simulation

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT

The preliminary work for simulating the human brain is already under way


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In the General AI Challenge, Teams Compete for $5 Million

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Nearly 400 teams have already signed up to create an AI with true generalized intelligence


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Testing PAs under Digital Predistortion and Dynamic Power Supply Conditions

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:30:00 GMT

In this white paper series, you will learn different techniques for testing PAs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos



Global Race Toward Exascale Will Drive Supercomputing, AI to Masses

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Personalized medicine, self-driving cars, big data, AI, and machine learning will mainstream supercomputing


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Plotting a Moore’s Law for Flexible Electronics

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

A five-year project at Imec aims to make big boosts in the density of thin-film transistor circuitry


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Multitasking: Why Do We Do It?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT

We complain about split attention, but why then do we embrace distraction?


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Montreal Startup Ora Releases Novel Graphene-Based Headphones

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

At last, a killer app for the nanocomposite miracle material?


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Minitel: The Online World France Built Before the Web

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMT

A decade before the Internet went mainstream, French citizens were interacting via Minitel, a computer network open to anyone with a telephone


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Robocar Movie From Pre-Talkie Days

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:00:00 GMT

The most amazing prediction was that of legal roadblocks


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When Innovation Moves Too Fast

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:00:00 GMT

We can adopt technologies early, but adaptation takes time


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Can the U.S. Grid Work With 100% Renewables? There's a Scientific Fight Brewing

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT

The world running on wind, sunlight, and hydropower—championed by Stanford's Mark Jacobson—has captured the public imagination, but it faces a fierce attack from 21 climate and power-grid experts


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Order your oscilloscope basics poster today

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:30:00 GMT

Learn about oscilloscopes and quickly get from probe connection to signal viewing with simple, easy-to-follow steps on this oscilloscopes basics poster. Ideal for your office or lab.



U.S. Slips in New Top500 Supercomputer Ranking

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:17:00 GMT

For the first time since 1996, the U.S. holds none of the world's top three supercomputers. An upgraded Swiss machine takes third


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Voliro Hexcopter Uses Rotating Nacelles to Perform Versatile Acrobatics

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:37:00 GMT

A team of ETH Zurich undergrads has created an innovative hexcopter that can move and turn in any direction


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Five Tips for Optimizing Battery Drain on IoT Devices

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Learn how to validate the battery’s capacity and improve the battery run time by making measurements that reflect the true battery drain.



5G Bytes: Massive MIMO Explained

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:00:00 GMT

With massive MIMO, future 5G networks will be able to cram more data onto the same amount of spectrum


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Video Friday: Valkyrie on Rough Terrain, Harvard Arthropods, and Flying Wheeled Robot

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:15:00 GMT

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


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Imagery: A First Line of Defense Against Breast Cancer

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:53:00 GMT

BRASTER had contracted with a product design company in the Netherlands to source a camera module that met their quality requirements. But nobody was able to move fast enough—that’s when Avnet stepped in.


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Bespoke Processors: Cheap, Low-Power Chips That Only Do What’s Needed

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Engineers have found a way to save space and power by quickly redesigning microcontrollers to strip them of unused logic gates


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Detecting Hazardous Radiation From Afar Now Possible

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:30:00 GMT

An experiment by South Korean researchers can be scaled up to detect radiation kilometers away from source


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Eliminate Risk with Proper Calibration

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:30:00 GMT

We will explain exactly what calibration is, how it mitigates risk, and the different calibration deliverables. A proper calibration strategy is critical to reducing your testing costs.



Quantum Networks in Space Closer to Reality

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:14:00 GMT

Record distance for quantum entanglement set at more than 1,200 km


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Fast-Tracking ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles Development with Simulation

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:30:00 GMT

Vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are on a breakneck pace to bring ADAS to market. But are these systems safe, and is your ADAS development as robust, economical and fast as it can be?



Apple and Tesla Show Big Silicon Valley Headcount Increases Since 2016; Intel and eBay Shed Staff

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Silicon Valley’s top employers made big staffing changes, according to Silicon Valley Business Journal


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A Colonoscopy Robot and Other Weird Biomedical Tech From IEEE's Biggest Robotics Conference

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:54:00 GMT

Videos: Five weird biomedical robots from IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)


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Four-Armed Marimba Robot Uses Deep Learning to Compose Its Own Music

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:35:00 GMT

Georgia Tech's Shimon has analyzed thousands of songs and millions of music clips and can now compose completely original music


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