Month: November 2020

Machine learning could teach us how to make manufacturing of materials cleaner and more sustainable

AI plots sustainable materials
Machine learning and design of experiments can be combined to identify the most sustainable method for developing advanced materials. Credit: 020 KAUST; Xavier Pita

Chemistry computer algorithm does more with less experimental data to reveal the optimal way to make green materials.

Machine learning could teach us how to make manufacturing of materials cleaner and more sustainable by taking a holistic view to identify the greenest production method, suggest KAUST researchers.

The quest for sustainability means that scientists worldwide are developing advanced materials to help address issues, including carbon capture, water desalination and energy storage, says Rifan Hardian, a postdoc

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Automotive news, photos and videos – November 26th 2020

2021 Audi e-tron FE07 Revealed as Next Formula E Challenger

2020-11-26 / 2021 Audi e-tron FE07 revealed as the German carmaker’s next entry into the Formula E series, packs first in-house developed powertrain


Supercharged Ford Mustang GT Drag Races Suzuki Hayabusa, Somebody Gets Crushed
Supercharged Ford Mustang GT Drag Races Suzuki Hayabusa, Somebody Gets Crushed

2020-11-26 / It’s worth noting that the driver of the boosted Ford Mustang GT decided to give the Busa a bit of a head start for this 1/4-mile battle


We Bet You Didn't Know Anything About the Addicting Subculture Called “Halfbike”
We Bet You Didn’t Know Anything About the Addicting Subculture Called “Halfbike”

2020-11-26 / The bike-o-scooter device is based on the same principles as a bike but

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A new way to think about machine learning

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Deep neural networks, multilayered systems built to process images and other data through the use of mathematical modeling, are a cornerstone of artificial intelligence.

They are capable of seemingly sophisticated results, but they can also be fooled in ways that range from relatively harmless—misidentifying one animal as another—to potentially deadly if the network guiding a self-driving car misinterprets a stop sign as one indicating it is safe to proceed.

A philosopher with the University of Houston suggests in a paper published in Nature Machine Intelligence that common assumptions about the cause behind these supposed malfunctions may

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GM no longer backs Trump effort to bar California emissions rules

WASHINGTON — General Motors said Monday it is reversing course and will no longer back the Trump administration’s effort to bar California from setting its own emissions rules in an ongoing court fight.

GM CEO Mary Barra said in a letter to environmental groups it is “immediately withdrawing from the preemption litigation and inviting other automakers to join us.”

The dramatic rejection of Trump came as GM sought to work with President-elect Joe Biden, who has made boosting electric vehicles a top priority. GM has laid out an ambitious strategy to boost EV sales and last week said it will

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Analysis: Fox News’ rivals are using the network’s own dishonest tactics against it

For more than two decades, Fox News has conditioned its audience to distrust news that collides with its worldview or theirs. Inconvenient facts have been dismissed and blamed on the “liberal media” or the “deep state” or one of the many other boogeymen favored by the right at any particular time. 

But now that strategy could be catching up to the conservative cable channel, with rising competition from networks such as Newsmax and OAN, which have positioned themselves as Trumpier than Fox.
On one hand, the network needs to maintain a semblance of having a serious news operation and its
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