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This 3D-printed AI construct analyzes by bending light | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/26/this-3d-printed-ai-construct-analyzes-by-bending-light/ Machine learning systems, which we frequently refer to as a form of artificial intelligence, at their heart are just a series of calculations made on a set of data. The calculations themselves aren’t particularly complex. Researchers from UCLA show that those calculations can be implemented optically with 3D-printed layers of transparent material, imprinted with

New Solar Cell “Most Efficient Ever”

http://www.worldwatch.org/node/4803 For the first time, scientists have produced a photovoltaic (PV) cell with a conversion efficiency of 40.7 percent, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported. The breakthrough cell was developed using a structure called a “multi-junction solar cell.” The technology may allow for lower PV system installation costs ($3 per watt) and lower electricity

Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO

Here are some news related to addictive gaming: Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO   http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42541404 Gaming can be too addictive to some people. Now gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time. The World Health Organisation’s 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition

Earth Day Today: Over 95 Percent Of The World Is Breathing Unsafe Air | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/over-95-percent-of-the-world-is-breathing-unsafe-air/ Seven billion people, over 95 percent of the world’s population, are breathing air that contains unhealthy levels of pollution. 60 percent of the world is living in areas that don’t even meet the most basic standards of air quality. The findings come from the State of Global Air 2018 (PDF), an annual assessment by

Physicist Uses Regular Digital Camera to Photograph A Single Atom

http://www.iflscience.com/physics/physicist-uses-regular-digital-camera-to-photograph-a-single-atom/ In 2012, Australian physicists captured the first image of a single atom. The process was painstaking and required a super-high resolution microscope. A new photograph taken by Oxford University physics PhD candidate David Nadlinger using only an ordinary digital camera shows a single, glowing-blue strontium atom hovering within a powerful vacuum chamber. It earned

Physicist Have Created A New Form Of Light That Can Interact Like Atoms | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/physics/physicist-have-created-a-new-form-of-light-that-can-interact-like-atoms/ American researchers have been able to create a three-photon bound state that represents a completely new form of light. As reported in Science, the researchers have been looking at complex interactions between photons for years. They obtained a two-photon state in 2013.

Scientists Are Creating Lasers So Powerful They Could Turn Light Into Matter | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/physics/scientists-are-creating-lasers-so-powerful-they-could-tear-matter-out-of-empty-space/ For over 11 decades we have known that matter and energy are interchangeable. The development of nuclear power has shown us that matter can be converted into energy. Three projects top the “one to watch list” of the laser world, are planned to completely annihilate the current record for laser power, which is 5.3

Programmable Liquid Droplets from MIT Improve Every Aspect of Lab Work

https://blog.hackster.io/programmable-liquid-droplets-from-mit-improve-every-aspect-of-lab-work-59425428590f This special a lab-on-a-chip can programmatically move tiny droplets of liquids. This chip is a printed circuit board (PCB) with an array of small metallic plates that can be charged or discharged individually. When a droplet of liquid is resting on the board, that charging/discharging can precisely move it using the principle of electrowetting.