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Rain, snow, sunshine? Important to know. (pixabay/fietzfotos)

AI weatherman: more accurate, faster, more opaque

Trained with 40 years of weather data, AI has found a shortcut in the calculation of weather forecasts. It produces prognosises with the same accuracy, but with a fraction of the effort.
Mario Petzold, 15 Nov 2023 21:51
1 nm molecule-thin layer of thermal transistors placed on top of semiconductors (Image Source: Science)

New molecule-thin thermal transistor layer could provide 13x increased cooling efficiency for CPUs and GPUs

The new thermal transistor technology requires small amounts of power and can be integrated on top of the semiconductors in a chip. It can also improve efficiency for batteries and chargers.
Bogdan Solca, 15 Nov 2023 16:30
Targeted modification of microbial genome. (Source: Philip Gray/ORNL US Department of Energy)

AI modifies microbial genes to produce renewable fuels

In a bid to improve the accuracy of current genome editing methods, ORNL scientists have generated excitement over the potential of their AI model to create sustainable fuels.
Sarfo Ashong-Listowell, 14 Nov 2023 15:59
Garmin Health x Labfont offers a mental health research grant. (Image source: Garmin Health)

Garmin Health partners with Labfront to offer mental health research award worth US$1,750 in fitness trackers and software

Garmin Health, a division of smartwatch maker Garmin, has partnered with Labfront to offer an award worth US$1,750 to assist research into mental health. The goal of the hardware and software award is to accelerate data collection...
David Chien, 14 Nov 2023 15:06
Amogy unveils the world's first zero-emission truck powered by ammonia (Image: Amogy)

New fuel made from ammonia to drive decarbonization of transportation sector

Scientist Young Suk Jo has created a new technology that aims to use ammonia as a cheaper and lower-emission fuel in the transportation industry. Ammonia offers a higher energy density compared to hydrogen, making it a significant...
Nicole Dominikowski, 13 Nov 2023 17:13
Apple Watch: The watch is not only worn on the wrist (symbolic image, Luke Chesser)

Study: The Apple Watch is not only worn on the wrist and can also be worn in unusual places for unusual reasons

A new study proves the accuracy of the Apple Watch - even when it is worn in an unusual place. The study also shows that the watch can be used in rather unusual situations.
Silvio Werner, 11 Nov 2023 23:00
AI can do many things, including plagiarism. (pixabay / geralt)

ChatGPT texts detectable - model reliably recognizes AI plagiarism

a program at the University of Kansas claims to be able to reliably unmask 99% of all AI-generated texts. This is huge progress compared to previous attempts to automatically separate artificially created texts from human ones.
Mario Petzold, 07 Nov 2023 21:45
The night sky is a place where we can all explore the great mysteries of physics. ( / InstaWalli)

Discover gravitational waves from your sofa

In the "Pulsar Seekers" project, anyone can search for pulsars using their own computer and brainpower. However, it is not necessary to have your own spaceship. The findings help to better understand Einstein's theories, including...
Mario Petzold, 07 Nov 2023 20:35
Hybrid carbon capture to combat climate change and drought (Image: Avnos)

World's first hybrid direct air capture system removes CO₂ and water out of thin air and receives $92 million in funding

Avnos, a Californian company, is developing a device that separates both CO₂ and water from thin air. This pioneering technology aims to tackle climate change and alleviate drought in some parts of the world. Avnos has secured $92...
Nicole Dominikowski, 06 Nov 2023 16:07
Climate neutrality is a thing of the past - AIR Vodka, which is made from CO₂, has a negative greenhouse balance

AIR Vodka made from CO₂ is the world's first climate-negative alcohol

AIR Company creates the first-ever vodka produced from CO₂ which comes with a negative carbon footprint. The company is devoted to extracting CO₂ from the atmosphere and converting it into a product to combat global warming. Moreo...
Nicole Dominikowski, 04 Nov 2023 18:06
New batteries in MIT Clean Energy Prize semifinals (Image: Anthro Energy)

New batteries for electric cars and wearables, backed by multi-million US$ funding, are both fire resistant and flexible

Anthro Energy's flexible energy storage systems will be used in next-generation electronic devices and are currently being sold to the first wearable manufacturers. The development team has identified promising applications for th...
Nicole Dominikowski, 04 Nov 2023 14:10
In Bremerhaven, Germany, research is being conducted into hydrogen technologies for a sustainable energy transition

Hydrogen systems are more advantegeous than battery storage: Study presents the potential in mobility and logistics

Hydrogen technology will play a crucial role in a climate-friendly energy supply in the future. It has potential as an alternative in transport and logistics and in the development of e-fuels. Thus, hydrogen could provide a basis ...
Nicole Dominikowski, 04 Nov 2023 13:18
Aluminium can be used as an eco-friendly fuel

New fuel made from scrap aluminium delivers twice the energy of diesel

A new eco-friendly fuel, produced from aluminium, stores more energy than batteries and can be obtained from scrap metal. This recycled energy source would otherwise go to waste and can be used in the transport sector to reduce em...
Nicole Dominikowski, 03 Nov 2023 12:13
New battery technology eliminates cobalt in e-cars (Symbolic image: Bing AI)

Researcher develops electric car battery to last three times longer and costs less

To increase the lifespan of batteries for electric vehicles, the Argonne National Laboratory in the USA developed battery systems capable of withstanding frequent charging and discharging. These systems have minimal environmental ...
Nicole Dominikowski, 01 Nov 2023 19:52
Electricity or temperature influence fiber length. (Source: MIT)

Smart clothing: Programmable fiber changes fabrics by pushing a button

When it's cold, the jacket contracts into thick layers; when it's warm, the fabric stretches again. MIT has presented a fiber that requires neither additional electronics nor is it expensive to produce.
Mario Petzold, 28 Oct 2023 19:16
Dragon Crystal Glass debuts in the 14 Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi 14 Pro backed for Gorilla Glass Victus 2-beating durability with new Dragon Crystal Glass

Xiaomi has now provided a deeper dive into one of its new flagship smartphone's least predictable upgrades: a new form of protection for its premium 2K display. Dragon Crystal Glass has been made in-house by the OEM, rated for up ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 28 Oct 2023 18:29
One of the world's latest smartphones. (Source: Motorola)

Over half of the planet's population use smartphones now

The GSM Association's latest study on mobile internet use worldwide has concluded that over half of the global population now has at least one smartphone. Four billion of those people are estimated to use mobile data on those devi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 Oct 2023 18:29
Vertex is utilizing a form of stem-cell therapy to treat and maybe even eventually cure patients with type 1 diabetes. (Image source: Vertex)

Functional Type 1 diabetes cure research enjoys breakthrough as long-term VX-880 trials feature patients attaining insulin independence

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has issued a press release that could leave millions of people suffering from type 1 diabetes (T1D) with cautious optimism in regard to a cure. By using VX-880 stem-cell therapy in a long-term trial, three p...
Daniel R Deakin, 12 Oct 2023 20:26
A Galaxy Watch. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Watch: New sleep apnea feature ready to roll out in South Korea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is estimated to affect about one billion people worldwide, and is currently associated with the risk of developing severe cardiovascular and neurological disease. Samsung has announced that its Galaxy...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Oct 2023 21:55
Artist's concept render of exoplanet K2-18b (Source: NASA)

James Webb spots signs of potential life and rare water ocean 120 light years away

In late August, NASA discovered the 5,502th exoplanet. Yesterday, scientists unveiled the discovery of a giant exoplanet located 120 light years away. Named K2-18b, this planet is no less than nine times the size of ours and appea...
Codrut Nistor, 12 Sep 2023 16:49
Mars colonists as imagined by NASA. (Source: NASA)

Scientists' research concludes that neurotic astronauts not ideal for Martian colony

If you are thinking of becoming one of the first humans to colonize Mars, you might need to consider your personality type. Research examining the optimal personality types to be able to help a Mars colony become stable and sustai...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 26 Aug 2023 10:53
Levitating LK-99 flake (Image Source: Wikipedia)

Scientists manage to synthesize LK-99 superconductor compound, ushering in a new era for ultra-efficient transistors

Superconductors have near-perfect electric conductivity and can significantly boost transistor efficiency. Besides being of utmost important for the IT&C industry, superconductors can also revolutionize other technologies, includi...
Bogdan Solca, 02 Aug 2023 20:16
Tunnel Falls packaging (Image Source: Intel)

Intel Tunnel Falls: Team Blue's first take at quantum processors with silicon spin qubits

Intel's first quantum processor only has 12 qubits, almost a thousand times less than IBM's upcoming Flamingo chip. However, Team Blue is using a different design based on silicon spin qubits that are a million times smaller, allo...
Bogdan Solca, 16 Jun 2023 18:06
The Moon is an ideal subject for a great device wallpaper image. (Image source: Wael Omar WO on AstroBin)

AstroBin's Image of the Day page will help any space lover find just the right wallpaper

CheckUp Bing isn't the only place where great-looking images get showcased every day. AstroBin is even better, in a sense that it is entirely dedicated to astrophotography.
Sergey Tarasov, 31 May 2023 17:32
(Image Source: PNAS)

Scientists build gate transistors out of wood

A group of scientists from Sweden managed to build T-shaped transistors out of balsa wood treated with a water-soluble polymer. Since this design only operates in the kilohertz range and can be shrunk to a few millimeters, it is n...
Bogdan Solca, 31 May 2023 17:29
The world's first privately-owned space station, dubbed "Haven 1," is expected to launch in the back half of 2025. (Image via Vast)

SpaceX and startup Vast hope to put first commercial space station into orbit by late 2025

Vast, a startup aerospace company based in California, is currently building the world's first private space station. The company hopes to launch the station into orbit within the next two to three years with the help of SpaceX.
Sam Medley, 11 May 2023 23:07
Researchers make an OLED display with its own raised keys. (Source: CHI)

Researchers develop an OLED panel with a retractable bubble keyboard

Physical keyboards could soon return to be a part of OLED displays - sort of. Designers from Carnegie Mellon University claim to have proven that the panels are compatible with fluid-filled bumps that can act as a keyboard. They a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 May 2023 22:10
The new APP550 drive. (Source: Volkswagen)

Volkswagen APP550: New powertrain for the rear-wheel drive ID-series EVs of the future

Volkswagen has unveiled the latest drive compatible with its MEB electric vehicle platform. It is rated to enable some next-gen ID family members to launch as rear-wheel drive e-cars with the potential for increased range and effi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 Apr 2023 22:22
An EGI battery undergoes testing in the stratosphere. (Source: EGI)

Enpower Greentech next-gen stratospheric wireless comms-grade battery unveiled

Telecommunications networks that work in the stratosphere represent the next big thing for companies like SoftBank. However, the airborne platforms on which this "Information Revolution" are to be based depend on batteries that ca...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Apr 2023 17:28
CSV diamonds (Image Source:

Amazon wants to create quantum networks with artificial diamonds

The goal is to create faster and more secure networks spanning wider areas with the aid of lab-grown diamonds. Amazon will work with De Beer's Element Six division to produce diamonds through a technique called chemical vapor depo...
Bogdan Solca, 05 Apr 2023 18:28
A Xiaomi 13 prototype has a 33% higher battery capacity thanks to solid-state battery technology. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Prototype Xiaomi 13 unit offers 6,000 mAh battery with breakthrough solid-state battery technology

Xiaomi has presented its solid-state battery technology that it claims improves energy density by a third relative to conventional lithium-ion batteries. According to the company, a prototype Xiaomi 13 has a 6,000 mAh capacity com...
Alex Alderson, 06 Mar 2023 19:53
An Infinix "260W" power brick. (Source: GSMArena)

Rumor | Next-gen Infinix ThunderCharge smartphone to ship with 260W power brick

Infinix is now said to have a new smartphone charging system that could set a new record for the industry in the works. This alleged upgrade on 180W ThunderCharge technology is tipped to blow even the new Realme GT3 out of the wat...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Mar 2023 19:40
Organoids contain brain cell clusters that can develop faster pathways than any digital circuit. (Image Source: Frontiers of Science)

Organoid intelligence could greatly boost AI processing power with human brain cells

The limited miniaturization of digital processors could soon constrain the available AI processing power. Scientists are now exploring alternative ways to boost AI processing speeds by combining human brain cells with digital comp...
Bogdan Solca, 01 Mar 2023 16:05
Apple is said to have reached another milestone in its pursuit of mass-producing a non-invasive blood glucose sensor. (Image source: Clément Lauwaert)

Apple's non-invasive blood glucose sensor detailed in new leak

According to a new report, Apple has sunk nearly 12 years of development into creating a sensor that can monitor blood sugar levels via a non-invasive sensor. The technology is now said to have reached a significant milestone, wit...
Alex Alderson, 22 Feb 2023 22:01
EV self-driving computers may increase climate emissions (image: Tesla)

Self-driving EV computers like Tesla HW4 could generate climate change emissions to rival all data centers

The green EV credentials are under threat from a new MIT study that calculates future greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles with computers dedicated to autonomous driving tasks. Self-driving kits like Tesla's upcoming Hardware 4 ...
Daniel Zlatev, 20 Jan 2023 16:30
Could batteries come from trees one day? (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

New plant-based battery-making solution touted to make the future of energy storage more sustainable

Graphite is often hailed as the ideal anode and, as such, may become one of the hottest manufactured commodities in the battery industry going forward. However, a Finnish company asserts that its new alternative compound is compar...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 19 Jan 2023 22:36
Starlink gets its own Black Friday deal of sorts (image: SpaceX)

SpaceX offers free Starlink for RV subscription month deal as Canada gets a dish price cut

After lowering the Starlink satellite Internet prices in a lot of regions, yet introducing download restrictions, SpaceX is now running a deal on the RV bundle. US Starlink for RV subscribers will get a month free, while Canadians...
Daniel Zlatev, 26 Nov 2022 22:33
The Innovators Development Kit. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm unveils new Innovators Development Kit based on the new top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flagship processor is projected to be on the market in the form of new smartphones by 2023. However, those who would like it in something more like a reference platform for purely AI applications ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 16 Nov 2022 17:43
IBM Osprey QPU structure (Image Source: IBM)

IBM announces 433-qubit quantum processor, Bosch taps IBM's quantum computers in search for alternative EV metals

IBM is checking the box for the 2022 QPU scaling roadmap with the 433-qubit "Osprey" model. Next year, the company is set to triple the qubit count with a "Condor" model. The processing power of such QPUs is already being put to g...
Bogdan Solca, 11 Nov 2022 13:02
Fiber optics cables might not be replaced too soon. (Image Source:

Danish scientists achieve 1.84 Petabit per second data transfer over single fiber optics cable

The entire Internet's bandwidth almost twice over was squeezed through a single fiber optics cable with the aid of a revolutionary photonic chip that splits a laser beam into different colors.
Bogdan Solca, 21 Oct 2022 17:17
LG and Fraunhofer HHI collaborate on 6G tech. (Source: LG)

LG breaks records with its "6G terahertz" wireless data tech in partnership with Fraunhofer HHI

5G is touted as capable of delivering multi-gigabit per second (Gb/s) downloads; however, some proponents of its next generation assert that it will scale mobile data speeds up to terabit (Tb) speeds. LG purports to have gotten ev...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 Sep 2022 17:06
The Orion shuttle scheduled to land on the Moon in 2024 (Image Source: NASA)

SiFive selected to provide NASA with RISC-V-based cores for the next gen space mission processors

The upcoming High-Performance Spaceflight Computing processors that will power NASA's future space missions are designed around SiFive's 8-core Intelligences X280 SoCs plus 4 more general purpose cores. These processors are said t...
Bogdan Solca, 07 Sep 2022 16:50
LG's PuriCare Objet Collection Aero Furniture series will be available in three styles, shown below. (Image source: LG)

LG teases PuriCare Objet Collection Aero Furniture ahead of IFA 2022 showcase

LG has previewed its PuriCare Objet Collection Aero Furniture series, three tables with built-in air purifiers. Compatible with the LG ThinQ ecosystem, the three devices mirror the IKEA Starkvind, which is already orderable. LG wi...
Alex Alderson, 25 Aug 2022 20:11
The e-skin can be worn like a bandage that sends biomarker info to a nearby phone. (Image Source:

MIT researchers design a battery-free wearable "e-skin" featuring various wireless sensors

The new device resembles a bandage that is primarily made of gallium nitride and gold plus various sensing membranes. Thanks to the piezoelectric properties of the gallium nitride layer, the e-skin can wirelessly transmit signals ...
Bogdan Solca, 19 Aug 2022 14:04
SCUBE3's hair growth signaling process (image: UCI)

Scientists discover hair growth signaling molecule SCUBE3 as potential baldness cure

The search for a cure of male or female alopecia in the form of significant hair loss has seen two major development in the span of just a few weeks. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, have discovered the molec...
Daniel Zlatev, 15 Aug 2022 15:55
The FDA has approved Rune Labs to collect Parkison's symptom data via an Apple Watch. (Image source: Sabina via Unsplash)

Rune Labs StrivePD Parkison's monitoring Apple Watch app receives FDA approval

The FDA has cleared Rune Labs to collect Parkinson's symptom information from patients via its StrivePD Apple watch app. The software can detect tremors and other symptoms of the disease and can be used to log the benefits felt by...
Polly Allcock, 14 Jun 2022 14:13
In fact, it's now possible to use 2 basically identical smartphones at once. (Source: C4ETech via YouTube)

US adults check their phones nearly four times more often than they did in 2019, according to new research

The results of a new study conducted in 2022 can be used to conclude that smartphone use-frequency among adults based in the United States has increased by about 366% compared to that measured three years ago. The researchers repo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 02 Jun 2022 19:15
A Naver 1784 robot in action. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung and Naver collaborate on a first-gen corporate HQ to be run by robots connected to a private 5G-powered cloud

Samsung and Naver have partnered to present South Korea's first ever private 5G network. It exists to support a cloud that co-ordinates a new fleet of robots at the latter's new HQ. They are intended to move around the place by th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 02 Jun 2022 18:09
AI might take your job, but at least it'll look cool doing it. (image source: Possessed Photography on Unsplash)

Gigapixel AI and 3 other ways artificial intelligence is shaping the future

We've all heard of deepfakes, search algorithms, and the AI-powered computational photography systems that enhance our cat photos, but those applications are just the tip of the iceberg. AI is becoming more and more present in ind...
Julian van der Merwe, 30 May 2022 10:34
SpaceX Falcon 9. (Source: SpaceX)

Startup looking to mine asteroids books a ride on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

AstroForge, a California-based asteroid-mining startup, has secured seats aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for the company's maiden space mission. The mission is meant to be a demonstration and is scheduled for next year.
Fawad Murtaza, 29 May 2022 22:34


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