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Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 22.02.2019
AI: Life in the age of intelligent machines
In a new film, leading Cambridge University researchers discuss the far-reaching advances offered by artificial intelligence - and consider the consequences of developing systems that think far beyond human abilities.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 21.02.2019

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 20.02.2019
Collaboration opportunity to harness top algae strains for bioenergy
Collaboration opportunity to harness top algae strains for bioenergy
DOE project aims to boost productivity, lower cost of algae biofuels and bioproducts Los Alamos National Laboratory and partners are inviting the algae industry and academia to contribute to research to find the best algae strains for biofuels and bioproducts. By collaborating with industry and academia, we aim to bring together the best of the best strains and cultivation strategies to rapidly boost productivity and reduce costs.

Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 20.02.2019
Support through
Support through "BRIDGE Discovery"
Portable sensors that prevent injuries to skin and tissue should allow a patient to lie for an extended period of time: With this project, researchers from Empa and the University of Bern were successful in the current call for proposals for BRIDGE funding from the SNF and Innosuisse.

Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 19.02.2019

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 19.02.2019
New residential solar panels deliver record-breaking efficiency
New residential solar panels deliver record-breaking efficiency
The solar panels developed by startup Insolight boast an impressive 29% yield - a record for the retail market. These systems, which have now been standardized for mass production, contain lenses that focus sunlight on tiny high-yield photovoltaic cells, employing what is a pioneering approach for the solar-power industry.

Innovation / Technology - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.02.2019
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites
ESA > Our Activities > Telecommunications & Integrated Applications Pioneer partner Open Cosmos are taking mission development to a new dimension, using a virtual reality-like simulation that replicates life in orbit for space technologies.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 19.02.2019
Engineers create prototype computer-on-a-chip
Stanford researchers led an international research team that figured out how to pack many of the functions of an entire computer onto a single chip.

Health - Innovation / Technology - 18.02.2019

Innovation / Technology - 14.02.2019
Cardiff leading the way in UK cyber security research
The head of the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has praised Cardiff University's contribution in the fight against cyber attacks.

Innovation / Technology - Careers / Employment - 14.02.2019
"The smart living lab is at a pivotal moment in its development"
EPFL's smart living lab, located on the Fribourg campus, is at a pivotal moment in its development. Martin Gonzenbach, the lab's new director of operations, tells us why.

Innovation / Technology - 12.02.2019

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 12.02.2019
Optimizing energy flows
Optimizing energy flows
Interdisciplinary, interconnected and oriented towards a sustainable future: These words describe Kristina Orehounig just as aptly as they describe the Empa laboratory "Urban Energy Systems", which she is heading since February 2018. She has chosen an unusual path to her current scientific discipline - but that is precisely what she sees as an advantage in her day-to-day research.

Innovation / Technology - Careers / Employment - 11.02.2019
Creating new spaces for art
Creating new spaces for art
Professor Judith Barry's attention-grabbing installations create thought-provoking experiences for viewers.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 08.02.2019
Q-FARM initiative to bolster quantum research at Stanford-SLAC
The newly launched Quantum Fundamentals, ARchitecture and Machines initiative will build upon existing strengths in theoretical and experimental quantum science and engineering at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Innovation / Technology - Health - 07.02.2019
Lunaphore, an EPFL spin-off, brings its first product to market
Lunaphore, an EPFL spin-off, brings its first product to market
The first rapid screening test for cancer developed by EPFL spin-off Lunaphore is being released today.

Business / Economics - Innovation / Technology - 06.02.2019

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 05.02.2019
Our 2.5-million-year obsession with stuff
Our 2.5-million-year obsession with stuff
Ian Hodder, Stanford professor of anthropology, argues that at the heart of humanity's history is a dependency on objects and things.

Life Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 05.02.2019
Why your brain is the most intelligent machine of all
The University of Queensland has published a free magazine on intelligent machines and the brain to help people sort through fact and fiction on this increasingly hot topic. Researchers from UQ's Queensland Brain Institute lent their expertise to The Brain: Intelligent Machines to explain the contribution of neuroscience to the development of artificial intelligence (AI).

Health - Innovation / Technology - 04.02.2019
UCLA receives $15.2 million bequest from estate of entertainer Garry Shandling
UCLA receives $15.2 million bequest from estate of entertainer Garry Shandling
A bequest of $15.2 million from the estate of entertainer Garry Shandling will advance research in several fields at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Electroengineering - Innovation / Technology - 04.02.2019
International workshop Diamond D-Day to update progress on developing Gallium Nitride on diamond microwave technology
International workshop Diamond D-Day to update progress on developing Gallium Nitride on diamond microwave technology
Scientists from around the world visited the University of Bristol last week to hear progress on the important Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Diamond microwave technology.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 04.02.2019
A new EPFL fund rewards nine open science ideas
A new EPFL fund rewards nine open science ideas
The first call for proposal for the EPFL Open Science Fund attracted nearly 50 propositions. Nine projects were selected and will receive support to develop ideas fostering open and reproducible research on campus, and beyond. In September 2018, EPFL President Martin Vetterli announced the creation of the Open Science Fund to support the best ideas from everyone on campus with a total of CHF 3 Mio over the period 2019-2021.

Innovation / Technology - Careers / Employment - 04.02.2019

Health - Innovation / Technology - 01.02.2019
Oxford University signs universal flu vaccine development deal with US startup BWV
Oxford University, through its innovation arm Oxford University Innovation (OUI), has entered into an option agreement for a universal influenza vaccine with US-based startup Blue Water Vaccines (BWV), which is raising $15m to support development of the flu shot.

Innovation / Technology - 01.02.2019
Carnegie Mellon Hosts Activation of U.S. Army AI Task Force
The United States Army is activating its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force at the birthplace of AI itself: Carnegie Mellon University.

Innovation / Technology - 01.02.2019

Innovation / Technology - 31.01.2019

Innovation / Technology - 31.01.2019
Stanford Libraries' transformative gift creates hub highlighting Silicon Valley history
Stanford Libraries’ transformative gift creates hub highlighting Silicon Valley history
The first floor of the Cecil H. Green Library will be renovated and renamed Hohbach Hall, offering improved access to curators, historians and materials that document the creation and continuing evolution of Silicon Valley.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 30.01.2019
Using artificial intelligence to save bees
A beekeeper teamed up with the Signal Processing Laboratory 5 and a group of EPFL students to develop an app that counts the number of Varroa mites in beehives.

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 30.01.2019
Mila inaugurates its new premises in Mile-Ex
Mila - Quebec Institute of Artificial Intelligence officially inaugurated its new premises at the O Mile-Ex complex this week, in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Innovation for the govern

Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 29.01.2019
Beyond 5G: The Next Generation
For many of us, when we send a text or make a call from our cellphones, we're relying on 4G. However, as much as we rely on it, very few of us know what it actually means.

Business / Economics - Innovation / Technology - 28.01.2019
New Polsky Center series fosters discussion on innovation
The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently kicked off an innovative series of discussions that gathers influential experts each Friday to provide insights on emerging trends on a different industry or topic.

Event - Innovation / Technology - 28.01.2019

Innovation / Technology - 25.01.2019
UK Universities Minister visits ICS
The UK's Universities and Science Minister, Chris Skidmore MP, saw the latest in Compound Semiconductor (CS) wafer innovation on a recent tour of Cardiff University's Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) .

Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 25.01.2019
CSC concludes pioneering VCSEL project
A consortium led by the Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC) has concluded an Innovate UK-funded project to produce cheaper, faster devices that will drive tomorrow's sensing technologies.

Innovation / Technology - Health - 25.01.2019

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 25.01.2019

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 24.01.2019
Liquid Instruments secures $11m international investment
Liquid Instruments secures $11m international investment
Canberra-born technology company Liquid Instruments has this week announced more than $11 million (US$8.16M) has been invested in their growing business.

Innovation / Technology - 24.01.2019

Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 23.01.2019
Innovative materials design center receives $25 million grant
Big Brains Podcast What ripples in space-time tell us about the universe After spending the past five years solidifying Chicago as a hub for high-tech materials innovation, the second phase of the Chicago-based Center for Hierarchical Materials Design has been selected for funding. The National Institute of Standards and Technology granted the multi-institutional, Chicago-based center an additional $25 million over the next five years.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 23.01.2019
Better ’hearing aids’ to listen to the Universe
The world's most sensitive science experiment may be about to get even better, with the UK allocating funds for new research and development work as part of the hunt for gravitational waves. After their historic first round of detections from 2015 onward, Cardiff University researchers, who form part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO), are planning to start their third period of recording data from twin detectors in the United States.

Innovation / Technology - Astronomy / Space Science - 23.01.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 23.01.2019
Winning ideas for 3D printing on the Moon
Winning ideas for 3D printing on the Moon
While studying lunar base concepts ESA ran a competition, asking: what would you 3D print on the Moon, to make it feel like home? Responses came from all across the globe, and now two winners have been selected, both with ideas linked to nature.
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