10 Dec 2019

1. Intel hails new cryogenic control chip as a milestone toward ‘quantum practicality’ While Alphabet Inc.’s researchers were working on achieving quantum supremacy, the staff at an Intel Corp. lab in Ronler Acres, Oregon, have spent the past five years pursuing a different, no less important goal: “quantum practicality.”…

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07 Dec 2019

1. With Hanabi-playing bot, Facebook AI reaches a milestone in cooperative AI Facebook AI, the social media giant’s artificial intelligence research division, announced today that it has met a milestone in the creation of a bot that can play Hanabi, a cooperative card game involving imperfect information, with near-perfect…

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23 Nov 2019

1. Waves Enterprise blockchain unveils major updates and hundreds of smart contracts per minute Fast-transaction blockchain distributed ledger provider Waves Enterprise, an extension of Waves Platform AG technology, Thursday announced major upgrades to its network that adds significant improvements, putting it into the same class as the corporate blockchain…

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22 Nov 2019

1. MIT researchers develop a much better way to optimize the control of soft robots MIT researchers have developed a new way to optimize how soft robots perform specific tasks — a huge challenge when it comes to soft robotics in particular, because robots with flexible bodies can basically…

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18 Nov 2019

1. Army photogrammetry technique makes 3D aerial maps in minutes Aerial imagery is a common asset in military matters, but 3D maps can be difficult to collect on short notice without specialized equipment. This new photogrammetry technique from the Army Corps of Engineers, however, can make accurate 3D maps…

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15 Nov 2019

1. VoltServer adds a data layer to electricity distribution in a move that could help smart grid rollout Stephen Eaves, the chief executive of a new startup that promises to overlay data on electricity distribution has spent years developing data management technologies. Eaves’ first company, the eponymous Eaves Devices…

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11 Nov 2019

1. Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India More women in India die from cervical cancer than in any other country. This preventable disease kills around 67,000 women in India every year, more than 25% of the 260,000 deaths worldwide. Effective screening and early detection can…

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09 Nov 2019

1. Microsoft starts shipping enterprise-focused Hololens 2 mixed-reality headset Microsoft Corp.’s mixed-reality HoloLens 2 headset is now generally available to the public, with preorders shipped to customers in select markets. The new headset announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February includes a complete redesign that not…

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05 Nov 2019

1. At Ignite, Microsoft turns the spotlight on productivity with Project Cortex and Fluid Project Cortex is the first new service in Office 365 since the Microsoft Teams chat platform launched two years ago. It takes the different kinds of files scattered throughout a typical company, from documents to…

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25 Oct 2019

1. Tech Mahindra collaborates with Quantoz on blockchain as a service The solution, Quasar, will also enable the integration of fiat currency such as US dollar or euro, and legacy systems. The Quasar solution is already being used for multiple industries such as automotive, healthcare, heavy machine manufacturing and…

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