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artificial intelligenceImage Sensor chip key to augmented reality in smartphone

The REAL3™image sensor chip from Infineon Technologies AG plays a key role in the newest innovative Augmented Reality (AR) smartphone by ASUS. The mobile device was launched yesterday at International CES ® 2017 (International Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. …

algorithmsChina approves $36 billion of subways and other links to reduce commutes over an area twice the size of South Korea from several hours to mostly 60 minutes or less

China has approved a 247-billion-yuan ($36-billion) railway plan to improve transport links between the capital Beijing, the port city of Tianjin, and the neighboring province of Hebei, part of plans to integrate the three areas into a mega-city. The plan …

algorithmsNew materials and technology will make a new supersonic passenger jet four times cheaper than the Concorde

Times have changed since the supersonic Concorde was made. Eli Dourado is the director of the Mercatus Center’s Technology Policy Program discusses the changes in technology that will make a new commercial supersonic passenger jet. Modern materials such as carbon …

futureJapan’s Exaflop supercomputer project is already seeing a one to two year schedule slippage

The project lead for RIKEN AICS, confirmed that Japan’s next-generation supercomputer, the Post-K computer, has been delayed by one-to-two years, slipping from its original 2020 target to either 2021 or 2022. The additional time is needed to ensure sufficient processor …

airplanesNintendo Is Bringing Super Mario Run to Apple iPhone and iPad in time for Christmas

A new Mario game will be available on the Apple app store in time for the holiday season. One of the most popular video game characters of all time is finally coming to Apple devices. Mario, the plump plumber who …

chinaVery large baseline optical astronomy

Large baselines will be required in the future to perform direct imaging and, in some cases, spectroscopic observations of exoplanets. Therefore, astronomers will inevitably be led to design large interferometers, even at short visible wavelengths. If around 2020–2030 we have …

businessVehicle fuel efficiency in 2025 expected to be about 45mpg

The EPA, California Air Resources Board and National Highway Traffic Safety Admin have a 1217 report on Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Model Years 2022-2025 Under the National Program, …

artificial intelligenceFiat and Google will make 100 self driving Chrisler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans

Google plans to integrate its autonomous tech into 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans, expanding the fleet of 70 autonomous Lexus RX SUVs it built in-house. Engineers from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google will work together in Michigan to integrate …

energyPassive Wi-Fi at 10,000 times lower power

The upside of Wi-Fi is that it’s everywhere – invisibly connecting laptops to printers, allowing smartphones to make calls or stream movies without cell service, and letting online gamers battle it out. With Passive Wi-Fi, we can envision a true …

chinaThe Days of human driving are numbered as big bucks and partnerships flow in a race for the self driving car

Big companies are partnering and laying hundreds of millions to billions of dollars to commercialize the self driving car. GM President Dan Ammann believes transportation will change more in the next five years than it did in the last fifty …