MIT Researchers devise efficient Power Converter for Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT ie the “internet of things” is the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil structures, manufacturing equipment, and even livestock will soon have sensors that report information directly to networked servers, aiding with maintenance and the coordination of tasks. Those sensors will have to operate at very low powers, in order to extend battery life for … Continue reading “MIT Researchers devise efficient Power Converter for Internet of Things (IoT)”

Towards an Artificial Brain

The fast-advancing fields of neuroscience and computer science are on a collision course. David Cox, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Computer Science at Harvard, explains how his lab is working with others to reverse engineer how brains learn, starting with rats. By shedding light on what our machine learning algorithms are currently … Continue reading “Towards an Artificial Brain”

Achieving the full potential of 3D and 4D printing through computational design

3D printers are becoming more and more capable – for example, we can now print in 40 materials simultaneously, or print structures that will change in response to aspects of their environment, such as temperature. Kristina Shea, Professor for Engineering Design and Computing at ETH Zürich, argues that designers need computational aids to help them … Continue reading “Achieving the full potential of 3D and 4D printing through computational design”

Walden – A Game for living with Nature

When Henry Thoreau decided to spend two years “living simply” at Walden Pond, it was because he saw the pace of life quickening through the railroad and the telegraph. Modern technology means the pace of our own lives is vastly quicker still. Tracy Fullerton, Director of the Game Innovation Lab at the University of Southern … Continue reading “Walden – A Game for living with Nature”

Zealandia – Scientists confirm Eighth Continent submerged under New Zealand

Scientists have confirmed the existence of the eighth Continent named as Zealandia. The newly found hidden continent Zealandia sits to the east of Australia. And, 94 per cent of Zealandia is below the Pacific Ocean. The bits that aren’t waterlogged are commonly referred to as New Zealand and New Caledonia. Zealandia also includes parts of … Continue reading “Zealandia – Scientists confirm Eighth Continent submerged under New Zealand”