The launch last year of mobile AR platforms, ARKit and ARCore, all but guaranteed mass reach as an imminent certainty and, just earlier this month, SuperData Research announced that the mobile AR market had officially hit 1 billion users.The positive trend flows upward in tandem alongside heavy traction among Fortune 1000 companies that continue to validate the tech as consistently increasing productivity and safety levels by streamlining workflows for a wide variety of manual tasks.In fact, enterprise AR is an scorching space as early-adopting sectors like automotive and airlines transition passed experimental tinkering and onto mainstream implementation that will only keep on spreading across their business lines through 2019.It needs an infrastructure that allows the AR ecosystem to evolve and expand into a tapestry of interconnection that, on the one hand, weaves it all together, and, on the other, infuses meaning into every object in the real-world, so that our living and physical reality becomes the gateway.The term was coined by Ori Inbar, an AR entrepreneur and investor who founded AWE.Daniel Sproll, cofounder and CXO at realities.io, describes the AR Cloud’s future potential along the lines of the science fiction novel Central Station by Lavie Tidhar, in which the world is “completely permeated with technology but a technology that became so transparent that it stopped being seen technology.” We do seem to be headed that way, and fast, as featured in the latest episode (“Analog Boy”) of the short film, “Glimpse” by Futurism Studios, where when the protagonist’s AR smart contact lenses malfunction, the real-world, suddenly deprived of its digital wizardry, is rendered back into blank canvases.
An autonomous system -- or artificial intelligence (AI) agent -- is defined as any system capable of building an internal representation, or model, of the problem of interest, and that then uses the model to make decisions and take actions independent of human involvement.The authors of this interdisciplinary work are Dr. Anjana Talapatra and Dr. Raymundo Arroyave from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Shahin Boluki, Dr. Xiaoning Qian and Dr. Edward Dougherty from the Department Electrical and Computer Engineering.For example, with their Bayesian learning and experiment design framework, a disease can be modeled to uncover critical risk factors to develop effective therapeutics for specific patients and reduce the cost of human clinical trials."Advanced materials are essential to economic security and human well-being, with applications in industries aimed at addressing challenges in clean energy, national security and human welfare, yet it can take 20 or more years to move a material after initial discovery to the market."The team wanted to test the framework exhaustively, so they carried out the demonstration in a closed-loop computational platform, using quantum mechanics to predict properties of MAX-phases, which are promising materials for high-temperature applications, including novel oxidation resistant coatings for jet engine turbine blades.Significant research on efficient experiment design techniques has been done before.
A new study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution presents a novel approach to identify optimal priority areas for restoration, considering multiple criteria such as biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and reduction of costs.In a context of multiple local, national and global targets for ecosystem restoration, the study presents a flexible tool capable of increasing restoration cost-effectiveness by up to eight times."These restoration targets, if achieved, will bring multiple benefits for people and nature.But we show that using science to help deciding where to restore can multiply benefits and save billions of dollars in costs", says Bernardo Strassburg, lead author of the study, from the International Institute for Sustainability (IIS) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).The study involved 25 researchers from several countries and was focused in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, a global Biodiversity Hotspot that has lost approximately 80% of its natural cover.The researchers engaged with the Brazilian Ministry for the Environment since the study design, and its results are now going to be used to help defining the priority areas for restoration in the Atlantic Forest biome.
Synthesis of 1, 1'-sulfinyldiethylammonium bis (hydrogen sulfate) as a novel room temperature di-cationic ionic liquid was attempted and used as a catalyst for xanthenedione synthesis.As precursors, the di-cationic ionic liquid using ethylamine and thionyl chloride have been synthesized.Then, [(EtNH2)2SO][HSO4]2 preparation was completed by the reaction of [(EtNH2)2SO] Cl2 with H2SO4.This was characterized by FT-IR, 1H NMR, and 13C NMR as well as Hammett acidity functions.Through the condensation of structurally diverse aldehydes and di-medone under solvent-free conditions, di-cationic ionic liquid was used as a catalyst for the synthesis of xanthenedione.The progress of the reaction was monitored by thin layer chromatography
Advances in the technology of material growth allow fabricating sandwiches of materials with atomic precision.For example, a magnetic interface found between two non-magnetic materials.Using very sensitive magnetic probes, an international team of researchers led by Prof. Beena Kalisky, of Bar-Ilan University's Department of Physics and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), has found surprising evidence that magnetism which emerges at the interfaces between non-magnetic oxide thin layers can be easily tuned by exerting tiny mechanical forces.Magnetism already plays a central role in storing the increasing amount of data produced by humanity.Much of our data storage today is based on tiny magnets crammed into our memory drive.One of the promising means in the race to improve memory, in terms of quantity and speed, is the use of smaller magnets.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded major computer hours on three leading supercomputers, including the world's fastest, to a team led by C.S.The team is addressing issues that must be resolved for successful operation of ITER, the international experiment under construction in France to demonstrate the feasibility of producing fusion energy -- the power that drives the sun and stars -- in a magnetically controlled fusion facility called a "tokamak."The award from the DOE's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program totals 6.05 million node-hours on three Leadership Computing Facilities at Oakridge and Argonne National Laboratories, which are DOE Office of Science User Facilities.Each computer node has thousands of CPU cores, which are individual data processors.The allotment marks the second year of the team's three-year INCITE designation, "and will enable our team to continue its study of the boundary physics of fusion plasmas for ITER," Chang said.The PPPL deployment will be on these three supercomputers:
Researchers at Amazon have managed to improve Alexa’s ability to choose third-party apps, or skills, by using a novel data representation technique.In a blog post and accompanying paper (“Coupled Representation Learning for Domains, Intents and Slots in Spoken Language Understanding”), Young-Bum Kim, an Amazon science leader in the Seattle company’s Alexa AI division, and team describe a scheme devised for natural language tasks that can cut Alexa’s skill selection error rate by 40 percent.Their work will be presented at the IEEE Spoken Language Technologies conference in Athens, Greece later this month, and comes on the heels of research last week that was shown to improve Alexa’s speech recognition up to 15 percent.“Natural language understanding (NLU) systems, for instance, rarely take raw text as inputs.Using embeddings rather than raw text has been shown time and again to improve performance on particular NLU tasks.”The new representation method takes advantage of the way Alexa handles requests.
Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a novel way to create a wireless platform: using bumblebees.The team was working on ways to deploy sensors, but they found problems with mechanical drones as the batteries ran out too fast.Instead, they decided to make use of a “biology-based solution”, using living insects to create a mobile Internet of Things (IoT) platform.The issue with using regular mechanical drones is that the length of flight time that can be achieved is based on the size of the battery pack that can be carried.For small drones, the tiny battery size creates a problem with the energy density of current batteries — and at the size required for this project, most drones only last for about 20 minutes.Instead of relying on mechanical drones, the team decided to investigate the potential of insects for carrying sensors to be used in projects like smart farming, in which sensors are used to collect data on crop yield, topography of terrain, the level of moisture in the atmosphere and soil, and so on.
With Christmas fast approaching, a regular baseball cap can seem like a slightly unimaginative gift.However, there’s a baseball cap camera as part of a Tech Deals sale right now, and it’s a novel, hands-free filming option that the gadget nut in your life might enjoy.You may have seen rollercoaster videos in which some poor chump’s smartphone flies out of the carriage while they try to film.That may have been tempting fate, but there are times when it’s preferable to take footage while your hands are busy.You could be filming your adventures or putting together a DIY video.The iPM baseball cap and HD camera is a practical solution.
BROOKLYN, New York, Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Machine learning algorithms can predict stock market fluctuations, control complex manufacturing processes, enable navigation for robots and driverless vehicles, and much more.Now, researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering are tapping a new set of capabilities in this field of artificial intelligence, combining artificial neural networks with infrared thermal imaging to control and interpret chemical reactions with precision and speed that far outpace conventional methods.More innovative still is the fact that this technique was developed and tested on novel microreactors that allow chemical discoveries to take place quickly and with far less environmental waste than standard large-scale reactions."This system can reduce the decision-making process about certain chemical manufacturing processes from one year to a matter of weeks, saving tons of chemical waste and energy in the process," said Ryan Hartman, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at NYU Tandon and lead author of a paper detailing the method in the journal Computers & Chemical Engineering.Last year, Hartman introduced a new class of miniaturized chemical reactors that brings reactions traditionally carried out in large-batch reactors with up to 100 liters of chemicals down to the microscale, using just microliters of fluid - a few small drops.These microfluidic reactors are useful for analyzing catalysts for manufacturing or discovering compounds and studying interactions in drug development, and they promise to reduce waste, speed innovation, and improve the safety of chemical research.
In a meetup in late November at WeWork in southern Tel Aviv sponsored by Hyundai Cradle’s Israel branch, the first question to a panel on autonomous vehicles was about the impact of China on Israeli startups in this sector.A year ago this would be a highly unlikely question to be asked in such a forum in Israel, but now that China exerts an outsize influence in this and other parts of the global economy, it is a novel issue that befuddles foreign startup founders in Israel and other places.To date, it has invested in five Israeli startups, including AutoTalks, a chipset maker that helps reduce collisions on roadways and improve mobility, and Percepto, an intelligent multi-mission drone.“In China, 90% market-ready is good enough whereas in Silicon Valley you need to be 100% ready with the product before taking the plunge,” he added.In recent months, more Israeli deep tech startups, some with tens of millions of dollars in their coffers raised from Western and Asian venture capitalists and corporations, are setting up operations in major Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.Their main path to growth and profitable exit remains the well-trodden one to Silicon Valley.
A new study published ahead-of-print by SLAS Discovery describes an evaluation of microplate-based high-throughput cellular thermal shift assay (CETSA HT) performed at AstraZeneca to assess its suitability and reliability for application to early drug discovery campaigns.The CETSA is a technology that measures intracellular compound target engagement by quantifying changes in the thermal stability of the target protein in live cells.The technology has a number of advantages over alternative methods including the ability to detect binding to the intended target in cellular models without requiring any overexpression or tagging of the target protein, or any chemical modifications or probe compounds.Novel CETSA HT assays are described for two important oncology targets, B-Raf and PARP1, and applied to both primary screening for hit identification and SAR screening for lead optimization.Comparisons are performed with conventional drug discovery assay technologies including a biochemical probe-displacement binding assay and a cellular imaging assay.The findings demonstrate that CETSA HT shows good correlations to other assay formats, but can also highlight different compound responses that allow for a more thorough understanding of cellular effects.
For word processing, certain computations, graphic arts and web surfing, the digital box on your desk is the best tool for the job.But the way your computer works, with its style of mathematics that relies on the binary code system of "on" and "off" 1s and 0s, isn't ideal for solving every problem.Toroczkai and collaborators have been working toward developing a novel mathematical approach that will help advance computation beyond the digital framework.His most recent paper, published in Nature Communications, describes a new mathematical, analog "solver" that can potentially find the best solution to NP-hard problems.NP-hardness is a theory of computational complexity, with problems that are famous for their difficulty.After testing their new method on a variety of NP-hard problems, the researchers concluded their solver has the potential to lead to better, and possibly faster, solutions than can be computed digitally.
Since aluminum progressively turns into the preferred metal for OEMs all over industries bauxite mining endures expanding at a noteworthy per annum rate.The automobile sector is the significant end-user of aluminum metal attributable to related advantages of aluminum metals, for example, lightweight, high-density and corrosion-free features.According to the U.S. Geological Survey information, in 2015, the world's aggregate bauxite production was 15% higher than that in 2014.In which Australia and China together represented 49% of the world's manufacturing.Request For Report Sample: https://www.researchreportinsights.com/report/upsample/120124687/Bauxite-Mining-MarketThe bauxite mine production is foreseen to rise manifold throughout the world.On the other hand, Asia Pacific regional market is anticipated to experience the highest expansion in the approaching years on account of the rising domestic requirement from the automobile sector in the developing markets of Japan, China and India.Owing to lightweight, high-density and corrosion-free features, aluminum metal is gaining popularity in the automotive sector to produce lightweight vehicle components.Recently, Metro Mining Ltd. an Australian mining and exploration company established in Brisbane, Queensland is foreseeing a cycle of successes to come as a result of its Bauxite Hills mine in Queensland.The novel agreements add up to 780,000t bauxite, 74% of that is scheduled for shipments at present, whereas 50% of Bauxite Hills’ contrived manufacture of 2 Mt this year gives out to Xinfa a foremost Chinese aluminum company.
Giving a less expensive option in contrast to buying brand new automotive parts, remanufacturing in general gain traction when customer expending drops.On the other hand, in a quickly developing economy then again, purchasers have a tendency to pick novel products over remanufactured ones and thus, the market for remanufactured automotive parts encounters a dive.Monetary advantages will remain the essential aspect boosting the market.Reliably vigorous requirement for remanufactured alternators and starters will moreover keep on propelling the sales over the approaching years.Rise of hybrid and electric vehicles will be a remarkable driver to overall market.Request For Report Sample: https://www.researchreportinsights.com/report/upsample/120124686/Automotive-Parts-Remanufacturing-MarketThe normal age of the current vehicles fleet is expanding, demonstrating a sturdy impulse to the requirement.This can represent a noteworthy challenge to new sales in the approaching years.The proposition particulars automotive parts remanufacturing market as an essential part for the decrease of wastes and emissions created through end of life cycle of a car.
Some of this damage can be initially mitigated or repaired by the body's repair and regeneration processes, but eventually, one or multiple processes fail, and the organism suffers from systematic degradation.This process is known as the biological aging process, and it is the root cause of most non-communicable chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, chronic kidney disease, and dementia.Zhu says, "The proposed research has great implication for people and governments all over the world seeking a cost-effective preventive solution for all the major diseases of aging.Short term, the aim is to extend the lifespan of primary human cells and organoids, as well as of aged mice.The long-term goal is to establish a platform for clinical trial studies using a novel human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) as a vector and to develop a multi-gene therapeutic aging vaccine.Based on the results of the study, the company will begin developing this next-generation vaccine to target various aspects of aging.
New Haven, Conn. - Yale scientists have taken a novel approach to unraveling the complex structure and regulation of enzymes: They Googled it.In a new study published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, chemistry professor Victor Batista and his colleagues used the Google algorithm PageRank to identify key amino acids in the regulation of a bacterial enzyme essential for most microorganisms.Enzymes are biomolecules with the unique capability of accelerating chemical reactions that are necessary for life.Despite decades of study, it is still poorly understood how information is transferred from the allosteric site to the active site.Much of the difficulty has to do with the large number of atoms involved and the great structural flexibility of enzymes.The Yale team noted that a similar question had been addressed years earlier in the realm of computer science.
PHILADELPHIA, PA. -- Integral Molecular, the industry leader in the discovery of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against membrane proteins, and Merus N.V. (Nasdaq:MRUS), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing innovative bispecific antibody therapeutics, announced that they have entered into a collaboration on multiple undisclosed targets.The collaboration leverages the power of Integral Molecular's proprietary technologies: the MPS Antibody Discovery platform, a technology suite for discovering MAbs against structurally complex proteins; and Lipoparticles, virus-like particles displaying high concentrations of membrane proteins.Using the MPS platform, Integral Molecular has discovered antibody assets targeting membrane proteins important in oncology (Claudin 6) and metabolic diseases (CB1, GLUT4), among others.Many of these MAbs are the first of their kind to be isolated, as complex membrane proteins have historically been extremely difficult targets for antibody discovery.Cecile Geuijen, PhD, Vice President, Oncology Research of Merus, stated: "Having worked with Integral Molecular for many years, we are excited to formalize this collaboration.Access to Integral Molecular's capabilities will complement our ability to advance our therapeutic pipeline, which is dedicated to delivering novel antibody therapeutic candidates to patients."
What's she going to do?Mega-bucks CRM titan Salesforce has appointed a loftily titled "chief ethical and humane use officer" to counteract the problems of being a tech giant in 2019.The firm has been putting the hard sell on its ethical credentials of late, confirming plans for an office for ethical and humane tech in the summer.That was just about the same time as it reported a 27 per cent boost in revenues while coming under intense pressure about taking cash from US agencies that were enforcing controversial immigration policies.Nonetheless, founder and co-CEO Marc Benioff pitched it as a totally novel idea, saying that Salesforce "had determined" that the entire industry needed to address the ethical and humane use of tech.It has now named Paula Goldman as the head of this office, with the rather bizarre-sounding title of chief ethical and humane use officer.
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