NVIDIA, NYU Join Forces to Use Deep Learning for Autonomous Driving

Nvidia is teaming up with New York University and its pioneering deep learning team to start a research collaboration at our new auto tech office in New Jersey. NYU’s researchers will work with NVIDIA scientists and engineers to create groundbreaking autonomous driving technology. The collaboration between NVIDIA, a leader in deep learning infrastructure and tools, …

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Manned test flights of vertical takeoff and landing 18 rotor electric rotorcraft

The premiere of manned flights with the world’s first certified Multicopter, e-volo’s Volocopter VC200, marks a step forward in urban mobility. The Volocopter is a personal aerial vehicle designed to be so easy and safe to fly that anyone can command it. Due to its electric propulsion, it has no tailpipe emissions and is impressively …

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Extending the resolution limits of atomic force microscopy

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is used widely to study surfaces with a resolution on the nanometer scale – vastly inferior to atomic resolution offered by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). In 1982, about a year after the invention of STM, the enigmatic Si 7×7 surface was resolved, a success that many view as the start of …

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SolarCity Unveils World’s Most Efficient Rooftop Solar Panel with 22% efficiency and lower manufacturing cost

SolarCity has built the world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel, with a module efficiency exceeding 22 percent. The new SolarCity panel generates more power per square foot and harvests more energy over a year than any other rooftop panel in production, and will be the highest volume solar panel manufactured in the Western Hemisphere. SolarCity …

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Spacex Dragon lander could land on Mars with a mission under the NASA Discovery Program cost cap

One of Ames’ long standing science interests has been to robotically drill deeply into Mars’ subsurface environment (2 meters, or more) to investigate the habitability of that zone for past or extant life. Large, capable Mars landers would ease the problem of landing and operating deep robotic drills. In 2010, an Ames scientist realized that …

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Apple attempting to ban newer Samsung phones and tablets in futile attempt to fight the future

Ars Technica – Apple is trying to ban and expanded list of Samsung phones and tablets. The products as listed Apple’s new complaint are: the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III–Verizon, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II-T-Mobile, Galaxy S II-AT&T, Galaxy Nexus, Illusion, …

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Research paves the way for accurate manufacturing of complex parts for aerospace and car industries

Exeter – Producing strong, lightweight and complex parts for car manufacturing and the aerospace industry is set to become cheaper and more accurate thanks to a new technique developed by engineers from the University of Exeter. The research team has developed a new method for making three-dimensional aluminum composite parts by mixing a combination of …

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Billionaire owner of Anne Klein and Nine West provides $5 million for Missouri University Cold Fusion research

Columbia Tribune – Sidney Kimmel, founder and chairman of The Jones Group — which includes brands such as Anne Klein, Nine West and Gloria Vanderbilt — donated the money through his charitable foundation. The money will be used to create the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance, SKINR, which will involve researchers from the Missouri …

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Physicists Devise Perfect Magnetic Shield

Physicists and engineers had already demonstrated rudimentary invisibility cloaks that can hide objects from light, sound, and water waves. Now, they’ve devised an “antimagnet” cloak that can shield an object from a constant magnetic field without disturbing that field. If realized, such a cloak could have medical applications, researchers say. The researchers demonstrated the feasibility …

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Hong Kong-Shenzhen integration plan progressing

Shenzhen, a city in southern Guangdong province, became a special economic zone following the country’s reform and opening-up in the late 1970s. The city is now one of the richest and fastest-growing Chinese cities, with a per capita GDP of 93,000 yuan ($14,560) last year and a GDP that grew 12 percent year-on-year to hit …

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Natcore Technologies makes progress to 30% efficient quantum dot solar cells

A research team working under Natcore Technology Inc. co-founder Prof. Andrew Barron has fabricated two families of multilayer quantum dot films, one with silicon quantum dots and the other with germanium quantum dots, both of which have demonstrated the ability to produce a photo-generated current. Natcore’s scientists have discovered that its LPD (Liquid Phase Deposition) …

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