Category Archives: Technology

Decarbonizing industries with connectivity and 5G

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sixth climate change report—an aggregated assessment of scientific research prepared by some 300 scientists across 66 countries—has served as the loudest and clearest wake-up call to date on the global warming crisis. The panel unequivocally attributes the increase in the earth’s temperature—it has risen by 1.1 °C […]

Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient

The reception: The research was conducted last month and is yet to be peer reviewed or published in a journal, but external experts say it represents a major advance. “There is no doubt that this is a highly significant breakthrough,” says Darren K. Griffin, a professor of genetics at the University of Kent, UK. “The […]

How to Turn Off Your Popup or AdBlocker Temporarily

Popup ads are annoying and even dangerous. Advertisers use them for marketing purposes, while hackers utilize them to infect your computer with viruses or malware. However, popups can be helpful as a chat support tool.  Furthermore, some websites require briefly turning off ad blockers before performing specific actions like downloading a file or viewing certain […]

These weird virtual creatures mutate their bodies to solve problems

“It’s already known that certain bodies accelerate learning,” says Bongard. “This work shows that AI that can search for such bodies.” Bongard’s lab has developed robot bodies that are adapted to particular tasks, such as giving callus-like coatings to feet to reduce wear and tear. Gupta and his colleagues extend this idea, says Bongard. “They […]

The challenges of hybrid cloud adoption find answers in HCI

Christine McMonigal is director of hyperconverged marketing at Intel Corporation. Never before has the need for businesses to make progress along their digital journeys been more pressing—with more options to evaluate, urgencies to respond to, and complexities to understand in a complex landscape. Shifting demands, fueled in part by the covid-19 pandemic, have driven the […]