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Organs-on-a-Chip

A spinout of Harvard's Wyss Institute, Emulate develops clear plastic chips that can simulate human organs. They're used to test out drugs without having to use animal guinea pigs.
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We’ve come a long way since Smokey the Bear

Technology is being increasingly deployed for fire-spotting. Some of the systems being used are satellite-based, or are optical solutions that search for smoke. Emerging systems are sensor and IoT based.
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Rock-a-Bye Baby, brought to you by the Internet of Things

And now there’s the Snoo, a $1,500 AI-robotic bassinet that helps babies (and their folks) get some much-needed sleep. The Snoo wasn’t around when I was a new dad, but – although I’m just reading about it now (no grandkids yet!) – it’s been available for a few years now.
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Chip Design via AI

Google is always up to something interesting, and one of the interesting things they’ve been up to is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automate the chip design process.
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“The science behind the boom”

The past year has been a tough one. Most of us very likely know people who’ve had covid; many have lost family members, friends, colleagues. Most of us have very likely seen small businesses – shops and restaurants – close permanently. Many know folks who lost their jobs. We’ve all been missing out a lot […]
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After a decade, there’s a new Arm architecture

Early this year, after nearly a decade since the release of the Armv8, Arm introduced its new Armv9 architecture. This new architecture is in response to the ever-increasing demand for the specialized processing required to keep up with the explosive growth of the Internet of Things, AI applications, and 5G.
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When the chips are down…

Even if you haven’t been directly impacted – at least not yet – if you’re reading this post, you’re most likely aware of the current chip shortage.
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