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Google’s TensorFlow AI framework adds Swift and JavaScript support

Google today unveiled a slew of updates to its popular TensorFlow machine learning framework to make it useful for a wider variety of developers and give data scientists new ways to get started building AI models.<p>TensorFlow is one of the most popular programming frameworks developers can use to set …

Machine Learning

Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property.<p>More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America's fourth-largest city, the …

Extreme Weather

The incredible history of the Boeing 737 — the best selling airliner of all time

The Boeing 737 is ubiquitous. If you've taken a commercial flight in the last 50 years, there's good chance it was on a Boeing 737.<p>That's because Boeing has sold a whole lot of them. Since 1965, the American aviation giant has moved a whopping 14,545 737s. Just this week, Boeing delivered the …

Aviation

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Physics

Tokyo to build world's tallest timber tower

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Tokyo skyscraper is set to become the world's tallest wooden building. Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry says its 1,148-feet-tall timber tower will be completed in 2041, to mark the 350th anniversary of the business that year. The W350 tower will cost an estimated 600 billion yen ($5.6 …

Architecture

NSF's New Initiative To Bring The Cloud Era To Academic Big Data Research

Earlier this month, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a new collaboration with three major cloud vendors to provide computing credits for academic research. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure each committed up to $3 million over three years …

Academic Research

MIT’s new chip could bring neural nets to battery-powered gadgets

MIT researchers have developed a chip designed to speed up the hard work of running neural networks, while also reducing the power consumed when doing so dramatically – by up to 95 percent, in fact. The basic concept involves simplifying the chip design so that shuttling of data between different …

Deep Learning

Using Virtual Buildings to Create Real Ones

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is transforming the construction industry—making buildings cheaper, safer, and more amazing than ever.<p>The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is a one-of-a-kind building. Designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, the hall’s stainless …

Engineering

The City of the Future

From housing to food, Rotterdam is tackling population-scale problems in creative, sustainable ways, most often powered by advanced technology and a bit of old-fashioned imagination.<p>Some cities are defined by their history and tradition. Rotterdam, on the other hand, is defined by its future. After …

Sea Level

Building Smart Cities

Can IoT transform urban environments into efficient, interactive smart cities? Yes—as long as governments put the right infrastructure in place.<p>With populations growing faster than their public infrastructure can handle, many cities are getting smart about how they support their citizens. They’re …

Internet of Things

Trump's budget balloons deficits, cuts social safety net

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America's social safety net but mounting spending on the military, formally retreating from last year's promises to balance the federal budget.<p>The president's spending outline for the …

Economics

Aperio raises a $4.5M seed round to protect power plants from hackers

Protecting critical infrastructure like power plants and other industrial plants is just as important as it’s challenging. It’s one thing to take over a remote machine to mine some Bitcoin, but you’ve got a totally different problem when those hackers try to manipulate the physical infrastructure …

Cybersecurity

Put That Bag Down: Flyers Ignoring Safety Pleas to Grab Luggage

Flames of burning jet fuel licked the side of American Airlines Flight 383 after it screeched to a halt on a Chicago runway. As panicked passengers …

Aviation

Powering the Smart Factory with the Internet of Things

To secure a smart future, manufacturers are leveraging the Internet of Things to reshape product development and production. Selecting the right infrastructure is crucial for success.<p>The first half of the digital revolution was about using machines to connect people—allowing them to share ideas, …

Internet of Things

Interactive Infographic: The Possibility of Smarter Schools - MIT Technology Review

Technologies Supplementing the Classroom<p><b>M.O.O.C.S:</b> More and more teachers are adding breadth and depth to their instruction with Massive Open Online …

Education Technology

The Headset That Could Permanently Change Architecture

Aleksandar Savić<p>Not just for video games, immersive virtual reality is here and ready to forever alter the process behind building design.<p>Ekke Piirisild can move walls with just a flick of his wrist. He’s known to lift chairs with a finger, instantly teleport, and turn off light switches on the …

Virtual Reality

Undersea Manufacturing Ecosystem Taking Shape In Groton

In a warehouse between the Poquonnock River and Groton’s Army National Guard base, engineers tinker with a vessel worn and weathered from months at …

Manufacturing

Pet flea treatment chemicals polluting Britain's streams and rivers

Several of Britain’s most beautiful rivers are suffering devastating levels of pollution from flea treatment which washes into the waters from household pets.<p>Researchers have discovered significantly high levels of the chemical imidacloprid in rivers and streams in the remote Scottish Cairngorms …

Pets

EPA official: government must plan for climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate …

Hurricane Harvey

Wild winter wind storm pummels Europe, killing at least seven

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least seven people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks.<p>The Dutch national weather service recorded wind gusts of up to 87 …

Weather

Drone comes to the rescue of two swimmers in Australia

One day, they may yet turn against us, but for now, they’re still our allies: A drone rescued two teenage swimmers in distress off the coast of New South Wales in Australia, according to a new report. The drone spotted two teenagers in trouble around a half-a-mile out from shore, and then dropped a …

Drones

EPA eases path for new chemicals, raising fears of health hazards

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is shifting course under the Trump administration on how it assesses new chemicals for health and environmental hazards, streamlining a safety review process that industry leaders say is too slow and cumbersome.<p>But some former EPA officials, as well …

New Jersey

Drone trends to watch in 2018: Big data, flying taxis, and home security

Drones are going to see significant new capabilities in 2018. The use of multiple high-functioning cameras as well as upgraded Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) will enhance navigational acumen far beyond that of today’s drone models. This, combined with ultra-fast charging and …

Oil's Dream to Grow in Plastics Dims as Coke Turns to Plants

Companies that make packaging from plants instead of fossil fuels are starting to challenge the oil industry’s ambition to increase the supply of raw …

Sustainability
Wind Farm

The South Will Rise Again Under GOP Tax Plan

Florida and Texas will become the new centers of finance and innovation.<p>It's hard to find controlled experiments in finance. But they exist. East and West Germany, North and South Korea, Chile and Venezuela. In crossing a border, you can immediately see the difference in economic output and …

Real Estate

AT&T starts testing its high-speed internet delivery system over power lines

Telecom giant AT&T has started testing a new internet distribution service in a small area within the state of Georgia and in an unnamed location …

AT&T begins testing high-speed internet over power lines

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has started trials in Georgia state and a non-U.S. location to deliver high-speed internet over power lines, the No. 2 wireless carrier said on Wednesday, marking its latest push to offer faster broadband service to more customers.<p>AT&T aims to eventually deliver speeds …

Telecoms

Growing $192K To $1M; This Is How A Former Private Banker Does It

At the age of 36, I have $192,430 invested for my retirement.<p>I plan to reach the iconic million-dollar value by the age of 59.<p>This article is not …