Chip Design Could Lead to Week-Long Phone Battery Life

Chip Design Could Lead to Week-Long Phone Battery Life

IBM and Samsung have announced their latest advance in semiconductor design: a new way to stack transistors vertically on a chip (instead of lying flat on the surface of the semiconductor)…


MIT Researchers Just Discovered an AI Mimicking the Brain on Its Own

In 2019, The MIT Press Reader published a pair of interviews with Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker, two of the world’s foremost linguistic and cognitive scientists. The conversations, like the men themselves, vary in their framing and treatment of key issues surrounding their areas of expertise. When asked about machine learning and its contributions to cognitive science, however, their opinions gather under the banner of skepticism and something approaching disappointment…


Researchers Teach Human Brain Cells in a Dish To Play “Pong”

Scientists have successfully taught a collection of human brain cells in a petri dish how to play the video game “Pong” — kind of…


A New 0.4-MM-Thick ‘Paper Battery’ Can Power a Small Fan for 45 Minutes

Scientists from Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in Singapore developed paper-thin biodegradable zinc batteries, a press statement reveals. They believe the new material could sustainably power flexible wearable electronics of the future…


This Tiny AI-Powered Robot Is Learning to Explore the Ocean on Its Own

The ocean is big, and our attempts to understand it are still largely surface-deep. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization, around 80 percent of the big blue is “unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored.”…


Apple Is Rebuilding Apple Music as a Full Native App With macOS 12.2 Beta

Apple on Thursday released the first beta of macOS Monterey 12.2 just a few days after the release of macOS 12.1 to all users. While the company didn’t provide any release notes for today’s update, it seems that Apple is finally rebuilding the Apple Music app as a full native macOS app…

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