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New Window Coating Can Insulate Heat And Generate Electricity

new window coating - Multifunctional semitransparent organic photovoltaics 

A unique window coating technique can improve the energy efficiency of an average household.  The semitransparent photovoltaics are lightweight and colorful films capable of turning windows into heat insulators and electricity generators.  The trend of environment-friendly building, often referred as green building, has increased the popularity of advanced window coatings that keeps cooling or heating ...

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New LCD Technology Could Increase Viewing Angle Of The Display

New LCD Technology to improve viewing angle

Researchers propose multidomain displays to improve viewing angle and color rendition.  It works with liquid crystal polymers, poly(di-n-alkylsiloxanes).  It can facilitate fabrication procedure and open new doors in the field of printed and organic electronics.  The liquid crystal display (LCD) market has fully appreciated the benefits of the liquid crystal state of matter, combining mobility and order, ...

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Artificial Intelligence Can Smell Illnesses In Human Breath | Including Different Cancers

Artificial Intelligence Can Smell Illnesses

New convolutional neural network can analyze compounds in the human breath and detect illnesses. The technology makes the whole process fast, less expensive, and more reliable. It can be used in forensics, medicine and environmental analysis. Artificial intelligence (AI) is creating a lot of buzz these days. Developers are integrating AI into almost everything: whether ...

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AI Algorithms Render 3D Hair with 30,000 Strands In Real-Time

HairNet for rendering 3D Hair

Researchers develop a neural network that can produce full 3D hair geometry from 2D image.  The network is capable of rendering up to 30,000 strands of hair in milliseconds. It can smoothly sample and interpolate variety of hairstyles, including wavy, curly and straight.  Rendering realistic hairs on machines is probably the toughest task when digitizing ...

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AI And Quantum Mechanics Can Increase Magnetometer Sensitivity

Increase Magnetometer Sensitivity

Researchers develop a new method to measure magnetic fields using quantum system and machine learning techniques. They reach a sensitivity that is 6 times higher than what can be achieved with conventional techniques.  There are certain limits to how precisely one can measure things. Take an X-ray image for example, it’s quite blurry and requires an ...

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A New Type Of Algorithm That Exponentially Speeds Up Computation

Exponentially Speeds Up Computation by new algorithm

A new algorithm exponentially speeds up computation by drastically decreasing the number of iterations required to solve a problem. It performs far better than conventional (sequential) algorithms on large scale datasets, such as social media analytics and clustering genetic data.  Thousands of optimization problems (problem of finding the best solution from all feasible solutions) like ...

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DARPA Is Using AI To Develop Better Batteries and Explosives

automated chemical synthesizer

DARPA has developed machine learning-based tools to produce new molecules. The program, named Make-It, can speed up the process of chemical discovery for several military products and applications. One of the toughest challenges of modern-era organic chemistry is teaching computers how to plan chemical syntheses. Despite years of research, we haven’t been able to achieve ...

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Even Smartphone Batteries Can Reveal All Your Private Data

Battery-level Attack overview

Batteries can be used to steal sensitive information on your smartphone.  To do this, engineers integrated a micro-controller inside the battery to monitor battery’s usage spikes.  Then, they used an AI to match these spikes with specific keystrokes.  Security researchers at the University of Texas, Israel Institute of Technology: Technion, and the Hebrew University, have discovered ...

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WPA3 Protocol Makes Public WiFi More Secure

WPA3 protocol

Wi-Fi Alliance releases a new WiFi Protected Access protocol, WPA3.  It’ designed to make the process of configuring security simple for devices with no or limited display interfaces. WiFi networks with higher security requirements will use a 192-bit security suite.  The Wi-Fi Alliance, a non-profit organization that certifies Wifi products if they meet certain standards ...

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