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The New Superconducting Synapse Is 20 Million Times Faster Than Human Synapses

superconducting synapse

Scientists have created an artificial synapse that works like a human brain.  It’s a 10 micrometers (diameter) squat metallic cylinder that can process incoming electrical spikes to configure outgoing signal.  Strengthening the connection between input and output enables the artificial synapse to ‘learn’, just like a neural synapse.  Researchers at the NIST (National Institute of Standards and ...

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Acoustic Tractor Beam Levitates Light Material In SoundLess Void

Acoustic Tractor Beam

British scientists made small objects levitate using a powerful acoustic tractor beam that creates an ultrasound tornado.  Unlike magnetic fields, it can hold almost all solids, liquids, food and even small insects. They levitated (stably) a 2 cm sphere made of polystyrene in the tractor beam.  Making objects levitate is no longer just the realm of magicians. ...

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Facebook Is Working On Full Body Augmented Reality | Beyond Face Masks

Full Body Augmented Reality model

Facebook is developing models to precisely detect and track movements of different parts of the body (instead of just face) in real time.  The full body tracking and segmentation technology is based on the Mask R-CNN framework. They’ve developed a lighter version of the framework that can be efficiently implemented on mobile processors. Enabling mobiles and ...

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An UltraThin Mirror Whose Reflectivity Can Be Controlled With Voltage

UltraThin Mirror

They reflectivity of ultra-thin material, molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2), can be adjusted with an applied voltage.  MoSe2 shows high reflectivity for specific wavelengths of light.  Reflectivity can be changed by adjusting the material’s electron density. It could be used in reconfigurable equipments in optical and optoelectronic systems.  Two independent research teams (at Harvard University and the Swiss ...

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Machine Learning Can Tell If You’re A Musician By Monitoring Your Brain Responses

Monitoring Your Brain Responses - machine learning

How your brain reacts while listening music can reveal whether you’re a musician or not.  Researchers utilized fMRI brain data and applied different computational methods to extract special features of presented music.  The machine learning model predicated musicianship of listeners with 77% accuracy.  Machine learning had many astonishing advances in the last couple of years. ...

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The Latest 3D Projection In THIN AIR | A Better Hologram Alternative

3D Projection In THIN AIR

Researchers have developed a free-space volumetric display technique based on photophoretic optical trapping.  It can produce image geometries that are currently unachievable with holograms and light-field technologies.  So far, they have projected colorful 3D prism, butterfly, rings that wraps around an arm, and more.  You might remember the R2D2 projecting an image of Princess Leia in ...

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Scientists Create Artificial Synapse To Put Brain On A Chip

Artificial Synapse To Put Brain On A Chip

Scientists build transistor-free analog switching devices using silicon germanium.  The small artificial synapses chip can recognize samples of handwriting, with 95% accuracy. It aims to eliminate the limited scalability of current neuromorphic chips and perform complex tasks that are only possible with supercomputers.   At present, it is quite impossible to beat human brain when it comes to processing ...

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Graphene Nanoribbons Emit 10 Million Photons Per Second | New Study

Graphene Nanoribbons Emit 10 Million Photons Per Second

Scientists observe high intensity light emitting from individual graphene nanoribbons. It’s 100 times more intense than the previous single-molecular optoelectronic device. The color of light, emitted by 7-atom-wide nanoribbons, can be altered by adjusting the voltage.  Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs), strips of graphene with width less than 50 nanometers, are known for their highly tunable band gaps. For the first ...

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Electric Propulsion Technology For Nanorobots Is Now 100,000 Times Faster

Electric Propulsion Technology For Nanorobots

Scientists develop a new technique for controlling the nanorobotic arms by applying electric fields.  The electrical control can be implemented with low-cost instrumentation and it’s contact-free. In future the technology could be utilized in diagnosis and pharmaceutical development.  Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have developed a new electric propulsion technology for nanorobots that ...

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Microsoft Develops AI That Can Draw Pictures Based On Your Description

drawing bot creating birds

Microsoft’s new drawing bot can create any picture using text-description and captions.  It consists of two machine learning models – generator and discriminator.  The AI can even draw details that are not described, using its own imagination.  In future, this technology can be used to make animated movies based on screenplays. In the last couple of ...

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Russia Approves 70 Megawatt Floating Nuclear Power Plant

Russian State Expert Examination Board approves $232 million project of floating nuclear power plant.  The nuclear station has two optimized KLT-40 naval propulsion reactors that together provide 70 Megawatt of electricity or 300 Megawatt of heat.   It will completely replace the old Bilibino power plant in Chukotka district by 2021.  The floating power plant project named Akademik Lomonosov ...

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The Mind-Reading AI Can Now Visualize Your Thoughts

Reconstruction quality of colored artificial shapes 

Japanese researchers have developed an AI that can literally see what you’re imagining. The system uses deep image reconstruction from human brain activity.  After initial training, the DNN was able to reconstruct pictures it had never seen before.  The research done in the last few couple of years on artificial intelligence has amazed us all. On ...

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