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Storm in a log file: A one-man weather station


On February 7, 2009, scorching temperatures baked southeastern Australia, while a strong, northerly wind shaped a head-high swell rolling into the southern coast. The surf was excellent and I was...

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Internet of Things

August 3, 2017

New app lets crowds use their phones to display a...


More than 4 million people, across every state in the US, participated in the January 22 Women’s March. And the recent Earth Day marches spanned six continents. The messages were...

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Mobile computing

May 24, 2017

Under pressure: New ptychography technique examines stressed atoms in 3D


Think of it as a CT scan. But for atoms. The nano-probe is building a 3D model of that device’s atomic structure, for which we can examine the amount of...

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Nanotechnology

May 15, 2017

Cognitive tech in drones could reduce infectious outbreaks


“Drone-based microbial analysis system” was just one of 8,088 total patents IBM received in 2016. The company’s patent output covers a diverse range of inventions in artificial intelligence and cognitive...

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Healthcare

January 9, 2017

The brain’s architecture, efficiency… on a chip


2016 was a big year for brain-inspired computing. My team and I proved in our paper “Convolutional networks for fast, energy-efficient neuromorphic computing” that the value of this breakthrough is...

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December 19, 2016

Futurism, forecasting, and getting real about fake news


A Q&A with Futurist Amy Webb On December 6 and 7, academics, medical professionals, even professional humorists, among others shared their expertise and vision for how technology is changing the...

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December 13, 2016

Cognitive machines assist independent living as we age


We’ve all had that so-called “senior moment.” Leaving your wallet at a restaurant. Forgetting where you put your house key. Or maybe it’s physical, like no longer being able to...

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December 7, 2016

Advancing toward 7nm


This is the fourth of a four-part series about IBM featured papers at IEDM 2016. The annual International Electron Devices Meeting is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs...

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December 2, 2016

Air spacers for 10nm chips


This is the third of a four-part series about IBM featured papers at IEDM 2016. The annual International Electron Devices Meeting is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs...

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December 2, 2016

Another kind of chip with carbon nanotubes


This is the second of a four-part series about IBM featured papers at IEDM 2016. The annual International Electron Devices Meeting is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs...

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December 2, 2016

Mapping hot spots at 10nm and below


This is the first of a four-part series about IBM featured papers at IEDM 2016. The annual International Electron Devices Meeting is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs...

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December 2, 2016