For many years, a bottleneck in technological development has been how to get processors and memories to work faster together. Now, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have presented a new solution integrating a memory cell with a processor, which enables much faster calculations, as they happen in the memory circuit itself.
In an article in Nature Electronics, the researchers present a new configuration, in which a memory cell is integrated with a vertical transistor selector, all at the nanoscale. This brings improvements in scalability, speed and energy efficiency compared with current mass storage solutions.
The fundamental issue is that anything requiring large amounts of data to be processed, such as AI and machine learning, requires speed and more capacity. For this to be successful, the memory and processor need to be as close to each other as possible. In addition, it must be possible to run the calculations in an energy-efficient manner, not least as current technology generates high temperatures with high loads.
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Crowdsourcing is a popular tool to gather data for training Machine Learning models in different industries, with the added advantage of scalability and automation for these projects. It allowed scalability and automation in such projects however, it is not the only area where crowdsourcing is used.
The car market is changing, and quickly. it seems combustion engines are declining quickly in popularity, as electric vehicles, led by @Tesla 0, are taking the market by storm, selling as fast as they can be produced, and outselling all but the very cheapest city cars in most markets.
But are they for you? Do they have the range and can you afford to make the switch?
Well in this video I take the most important factors and line the two up, head to head, to give you the answers you need.
So sit back and enjoy the ride, because the future is coming, faster than anyone predicted.
If you want to know more about how autonomous vehicles will totally change the way we use transport then try this video next, where I go into depth on the whole subject.
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, in collaboration with TCS Research and Wageningen University, recently devised a new strategy that could improve coordination among different robots tackling complex missions as a team. This strategy, introduced in a paper pre-published on arXiv, is based on a split-architecture that addresses communication and computations separately, while periodically coordinating the two to achieve optimal results.
The researchers’ paper was recently presented at the IEEE RoboCom 2022 conference, held in conjunction with IEEE CCNC 2022, a top tier conference in the field of networking and distributed computing. At IEEE RoboCom 2022, it received the Best Paper Award.
“Swarm-robotics is on the path to becoming a key tool for human civilization,” Dr. Sudipta Saha, the lead researcher of the team that carried out the study, told TechXplore. “For instance, in medical science, it will be necessary to use numerous nano-bots to boost immune-therapy, targeted and effective drug transfer, etc.; while in the army it will be necessary for exploring unknown terrains that are hard for humans to enter, enabling agile supervision of borders and similar activities. In construction, it can enable technologies such as large-scale 3D printing and in agriculture it can help to monitor crop health and intervene to improve yields.”
Suspended beneath a thick canopy of trees, the sloth inches along with slow strides. Painfully slow. Intentionally slow. Crawling high up among the branches, traipsing along a 100-foot steel cable, the little creature is like a lethargic acrobat. But its goal is not to delight or to put on a show; in fact, just the opposite. This sloth is all about stealth, observation, and collecting as much sunlight as possible.
Parkour is not for the weak-hearted. Luckily, the two latest freerunning champs don’t have a heart at all because, you know, they’re robots.
In a YouTube video released Tuesday, Boston Dynamics—the Waltham, Massachusetts-based robotics company known for its viral clips of machines performing surprisingly human activities—shows off two humanoid robots (both named Atlas) performing the leaps, bounds, and backflips required to complete a parkour course.
The first robot hops across wooden ramps, climbs stairs, and jumps across several-foot-wide chasms between obstacles before a second robot picks up the routine, running across a balance beam à la Simone Biles. By the end of the video, the robots have hopped over pieces of the course as you might leap over a fence, performed backflips in sync, and even dusted off their shoulders like it’s nothing.
At CES 2022, Hyundai reveals its vision for the future, which merges the metaverse with physical robotics.
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Adding to its space program’s growing list of achievements.
China’s space program (CNSA) is the first to detect water signals directly from the Moon’s surface thanks to its Chang’e-5 lunar probe, a report from CGTN reveals.
The new breakthrough provides yet another important milestone for the CNSA, which is ambitiously closing the gap between itself and the world’s two historic space superpowers, the U.S. and Russia.
The first in-situ lunar water detection For years, thanks to a number of orbital observations and sample measurements, it has been known that water exists on the Moon. In fact, last year a California-based startup called Masten Space Systems announced it is developing a robotic rover that can mine ice on the Moon to provide future lunar habitats with water and oxygen.