Micro OLED Displays for Better Augmented Reality

Apple has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to develop advanced micro OLED display technology. Micro OLED will be useful for augmented reality devices. The new displays will be built directly onto wafers. They will be far thinner and smaller and use less power. They are at the trial production stage. It will take several …

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Ultra Low Energy Computer Memory for AI Learning in Medical and Other Applications

The CEA-Leti-based team’s uses machine learning on RRAM to get 100,000 times less energy usage. They use randomness instead of trying to prevent it. This allows in-situ learning to be realized in a highly efficient fashion through the application of nanosecond voltage pulses to nanoscale memory devices. Compared to a CMOS implementation of its algorithm, …

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The Algorithms That Could Help Save The World from COVID-19

Two countries orchestrated a near-perfect response to COVID-19, and artificial intelligence (AI) played a key role. Taiwan’s handling of the pandemic has been outstanding. The country has only 530 confirmed cases, and only 7 deaths since the outbreak. Iceland, too, stands out, with around 3,660 confirmed cases and 10 deaths. While both immediately closed their …

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Circuit Design Claimed to Harvest Tiny But Infinite Power From Brownian Motion

At room temperature, micron-sized sheets of freestanding graphene are in constant motion, even in the presence of an applied bias voltage. University of Arkansas researchers collecting the displacement current using a nearby small-area metal electrode and present an Ito-Langevin model for the motion coupled to a circuit containing diodes. Numerical simulations show that the system …

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Neuralink is a Fitbit in Your Skull With Tiny Wires to Fix Your Brain and Spine

Neuralink is recruiting for great engineers to make brain repair affordable and reliable. They implanted brain read-write devices into brains in pigs. They have received emergency FDA approval in July and will soon implant into humans in clinical trials. The information for this article is almost exclusively from the Neuralink demo. The video of the …

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DARPA Wants to Accelerate Navy Robotic Ship Technology by a Decade

The US Navy needs to deliver robotic combat ships with conservative technologies that will work but DARPA programs can try to use risky technology. DARPA wants to integrate risky technology projects to accelerate the US Navy’s capabilities. Maintaining separate lines of effort is important because DARPA has the freedom to fail whereas failure in an …

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DARPA Implant Will Reduce Jet Lag and Control the Body

DARPA’s new ADvanced Acclimation and Protection Tool for Environmental Readiness (ADAPTER) program aims to develop a travel adapter for the human body, an implantable or ingestible bioelectronic carrier that can provide warfighters control over their own physiology. The implant will improve sleep and possibly eliminate bacteria that cause diarrhea and food poisoning. The integrated system …

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Run 50% Faster With Catapult Exoskeleton Running Shoe Device

David Braun and his team and conceptually solved how to finally enable a high technology version of spring enhanced running where we could go 70% faster than Usain Bolt. They will have a prototype version in one year which with material limitations could finally enable faster running than our best sprinters. The prototypes should appear …

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DIPLE Microscope for 35X-1000X and Other Smartphone Devices

Diple is a kickstarter for an easy to use, compact, and portable kit transforms any smartphone and tablet into a POWERFUL microscope. Whether you use it for research, education, or just for fun, from the observation of microorganisms or cells to mineralogy and materials science, with DIPLE anyone can access the microworld in detail. It …

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Human Non-Invasive Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication for Group Problem-Solving

BrainNet is the first multi-person non-invasive direct brain-to-brain interface for collaborative problem-solving. The interface combines electroencephalography (EEG) to record brain signals and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to deliver information noninvasively to the brain. The interface allows three human subjects to collaborate and solve a task using direct brain-to-brain communication. Two of the three subjects are …

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