Spotting elephants from space: A satellite revolution

Raw image in homogenous area compared with CNN detections (green boxes) and ground truth labels (red boxes). Worldview-3 Satellite images Credit: Maxar Technologies Using the highest resolution satellite imagery currently available—Worldview 3—from Maxar Technologies and deep learning, (TensorFlow API, Google Brain) researchers at the University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and Machine Learning Research […]

The new generation solar, developed by TalTech, cells contribute to the green revolution

IMAGE: Researchers at TalTech Laboratory of Photovoltaic Materials view more  Credit: TalTech The European Union is determined to undertake a major reform known as the European Green Deal with an aim of making Europe the first climate neutral continent in 2050. The biggest changes will take place in the energy production sector, which stands on the […]

The Elysium effect: The coming backlash to the billionaire ‘NewSpace’ revolution

In the 2013 science fiction film “Elysium” starring Matt Damon, Earth’s wealthiest 0.01% move to the ultimate gated community, a luxurious orbiting space colony, leaving a poverty-stricken humanity to fend for themselves on a ravaged planet. Interestingly, it is indeed some of today’s 0.1% who are leading the way into space to build communities beyond […]

Material found in paint may hold the key to a technological revolution

The waste chips of paint you strip off the walls might not be so useless afterall. Image credit: Sandia National Laboratories For the next generation of computer processors, one persistent challenge for researchers is finding novel ways to make non-volatile memory on an ever-smaller scale. As smaller processors inevitably lead toward a finite limit on […]