optical computing Archive

artificial intelligenceBreakthrough AI convolutional neural network using an optical coprocessor

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Optalysys has created convolutional neural network using its optical coprocessor. The UK-based company has developed optical computing hardware that uses lasers and spatial light modulators (SLMs) to perform complex numerical processing at extremely high speeds and using very little power. …

artificial intelligenceOptical computing for deep learning with a programmable nanophotonic processor

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Researchers at MIT and elsewhere has developed a new approach to deep learning AI computing, using light instead of electricity, which they say could vastly improve the speed and efficiency of certain deep learning computations Soljačić says that many researchers …

computer architectureDubai plans roll out of chinese single passenger Ehang 184 self-flying pod taxis starting July 2017

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Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July. The test of the one-man electric vehicle comes as the city …

nanoscaleSpace Experts Review EMDrive and give recommendations at Centauri Dreams

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Centauri Dreams has a review of the EMDrive by Marc Millis, former head of NASA’s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics project and founding architect of the Tau Zero Foundation and other experts. They have spent the last two months reviewing the relevant …

futureChina still needs to improve jet engine technology to make FC31 competitive with US F35

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China flew an improved version of its Shenyang FC-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter. Compared to the previous prototype, the new version features a host of refinements and has started to resemble a genuine fifth-generation stealth aircraft in many ways. The FC-31 …

brainMore highly educated and healthier people have smaller families so world population would have lower increases if poor in Africa and Asia were educated

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Today, the future of world population growth looks more uncertain than it did a decade ago because of a controversial recent stalling of fertility decline in a number of African countries and a controversy over how low below replacement level …

futureFriedwardt Winterberg believes gravitational wave background noise is masking gravitational waves

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Friedwardt Winterberg is known for his work in the fields of nuclear fusion and plasma physics, and Edward Teller has been quoted as saying that he had “perhaps not received the attention he deserves” for his work on fusion In …

adiabatic quantum computerHyperloop Transportation Technologies has raised $30 million in capital and $77 million in commitments and land rights

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Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) are the two main companies working on Elon Musk’s vision of the Hyperloop. Both have set eyes on similar markets – the US, Emirates, Northern and Eastern Europe – to try and launch …

exaflopNuclear Energy Startups want to make nuclear energy radically less expensive like Spacex has made orbital launch cheaper

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In graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, Rachel Slaybaugh began studying the Boltzmann Transport Equation — “a single equation that describes where all of the neutrons are in a nuclear system,” Slaybaugh explains. “Anything in a nuclear system starts …

futureBAE Systems reveals vision of unmanned hypersonic bombers that are grown in chemical vats

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Armed forces of the future could be using rapid response aircraft equipped with engines capable of propelling those aircraft to hypersonic speeds – similar to the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) which is currently being developed by Reaction Engines Limited, …