chemistry

artificial intelligenceAI and Robotics in the Lab: Accelerating Materials Discovery #emtechdigital

Jill Becker is the CEO and Cofounder, Kebotix. The Kebotix self-driving lab combines data and AI with robotics to discover and create advanced chemicals and materials at a faster rate and at the push of a button. Kebotix offers inventive …

chemistryToday GPUs for AI but then Phase Change Memory-Neuromorphic and then Quantum

Today IBM is applying massively distributed deep learning algorithms to Graphics processing units (GPU) for high-speed data movement, to ultimately understand images and sound. The DDL algorithms “train” on visual and audio data, and the more GPUs should mean faster …

chemistryA Reliable Marijuana Breathalyzer is Near

Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal no matter which state you’re in. To enforce the law, authorities need a simple, rigorous roadside test for marijuana intoxication. Although several companies are working to develop marijuana breathalyzers, testing a person’s …

adiabatic quantum computerNanoscale memristor computing device smaller than a 50 nanometer cube

Engineers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a design for a functional nanoscale computing device. The concept involves a dense, three-dimensional circuit operating on an unconventional type of logic that could, theoretically, be packed into a block no bigger than …

chemistryNew Breed of Optical Soliton Wave Discovered

Applied scientists led by Caltech’s Kerry Vahala have discovered a new type of optical soliton wave that travels in the wake of other soliton waves, hitching a ride on and feeding off of the energy of the other wave. Solitons …

chemistryLPP Fusion August 15 update

LPPFusion is trying to develop aneutronic fusion with a dense plasma focus device. A dense plasma focus (DPF) is a machine that produces, by electromagnetic acceleration and compression, a short-lived plasma that is hot and dense enough to cause nuclear …

aircraftNew cancer gene-drug combinations ripe for precision medicine

In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center looked for combinations of mutated genes and …

batteriesChina to help Sudan develop East Africa’s first nuclear plant

China and Sudan have signed a framework agreement for the construction of the east African country’s first nuclear power plant. Sudan – one of China’s main suppliers of oil – was on the list of priorities for Chinese reactor sales …

chemistryUSA and Russia are integrating more multi-use non-nuclear EMP weapons and China is trying to catch up

Multi-use EMP weapons are being added as a standard military weapon by the USA and Russia. Russia has developed super-high-frequency gun capable of deactivating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the warheads of precision weapons at an impact range of ten …

chemistryUCLASS Superdrone a bridge to fully autonomous fighters

The Navy’s planned carrier-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will help the service in a transition from manned strike aircraft to a future autonomous strike platform, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said on Wednesday. While the final character of the …