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Energy & Green Tech

Answer to energy storage problem could be hydrogen

Hydrogen has the greatest potential among technologies for seasonal energy storage in the future, according to an analysis conducted by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Computer Sciences

A method to protect audio classifiers against adversarial attacks

In recent years, machine learning algorithms have attained remarkable results in a variety of tasks, including the classification of both images and audio files. A class of algorithms that has proven to be particularly promising ...

Computer Sciences

Professor proposes guide for developing common data science approaches

The use of data science tools in research across campuses has exploded—from engineering and science to the humanities and social sciences. But there is no established data science discipline and no recognized way for various ...

Internet

Under pressure, Google to pay some outlets for news content

Google announced plans Thursday to pay some news organizations for content in a departure from its past practice following pressure from governments and media groups around the world.

Automotive

Countries agree regulations for automated driving

More than 50 countries, including Japan, South Korea and the EU member states, have agreed common regulations for vehicles that can take over some driving functions, including having a mandatory black box, the UN announced ...

Internet

Google tightens privacy settings for new users

Google has begun auto-deleting new users' search data and location history on a rolling 18-month basis, CEO Sundar Pichai announced, as the tech giant moves to tighten privacy settings.

Engineering

Researchers find solar photovoltaics benefits outweigh costs

Over the past decade,?the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays has fallen rapidly. But at the same time, the value of PV power has declined in areas that have installed significant PV generating capacity. Operators of ...

Robotics

Artificial skin heals wounds and makes robots sweat

Imagine a dressing that releases antibiotics on demand and absorbs excessive wound exudate at the same time. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology hope to achieve just that, by developing a smart coating that ...