Here’s an interesting video discussing the origins of LED lights, why they are are important to the environment, and how blue LEDs made a massive impact on the world.
As big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence are becoming a part of our every day lives and various industries, there is increasing evidence of how these technologies can contribute towards solving globally pressing issues such as deforestation. Here’s an interesting article looking at that very problem.
Advanced technologies such as AI and big data are being leveraged in the fight against deforestation. SilviaTerra is using AI to monitor forests. SilviaTerra has a software-based approach to solve forest inventory problems by assessing forests using satellite imagery and machine learning. The algorithm, powered by AI, is enabling precision forestry at a fraction of time, fieldwork and cost of conventional methods.
Here’s an interesting experiment that demonstrates that sound can be reconstructed from analyzing vibrations in video images. Could your bag of potato chips being ratting you out?
BBC Click has look at what could be the future of data storage: DNA. They also cover some interesting work in voice recognition.
KurzGesagt has a great video explaining the specific challenges around building a permanent base on Mars. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it to make humans a multi-planet species.
The very term “time crystal” conjures up all sorts of sci-fi imagery. It turns out that they are very real and may be a major breakthrough for quantum computing.
Fusion power has long been promised as a clean and virtually limitless source of power. Yet, this dream has thus far eluded our most brilliant scientists. Could AI help unlock this?
Here’s an interesting (and alarming) documentary from the BBC that looks at how to simulate the outbreak of a pandemic with data.
This amazing 3D-printed graphene supercapacitor electrode could be a remarkable breakthough in a technology that is holding us all back: battery technology. Think about it, everything from electric cars, resilient power grids, renewable energy, and our smartphones all rely on energy storage technology that are decades if not centuries years old.
Could we start building a base on the moon with today’s technology? It may not be as far fetched as it sounds. It would also make a great testing ground for new technologies and a launching point for exploring the rest of the solar system.