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Here is your SHAB TECHNOLOGY PLANET customized technology news for April 08, 2021.
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? TECHNOLOGY NEWS???:
DIVERSITY CAN PREVENT FAILURES IN LARGE POWER GRIDS
The recent power outages in Texas brought attention to its power grid being separated from the rest of the country. While it is not immediately clear whether integration with other parts of the national grid would have completely eliminated the need for rolling outages, the state’s inability to import significant amounts of electricity was decisive in the blackout.
BIDEN AIMS TO JUICE EV SALES, BUT WOULD HIS PLAN WORK?
Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning car, truck or SUV for a zero-emissions electric vehicle.
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN: SOUTH KOREA’S SELF-DRIVING PROFESSOR
Decades before the race to build a self-driving car became a multi-billion-dollar contest between tech giants such as Tesla and Google, a South Korean professor built an autonomous vehicle and test-drove it across the country—only for his research to be consigned to the scrapheap.
? PHYSICS NEWS⚙♨:
RESEARCH CONFIRMS INGREDIENT IN HOUSEHOLD CLEANER COULD IMPROVE FUSION REACTIONS
Want to improve your chances of making electricity from fusion? Look no further than the cleaners under your kitchen sink.
QUBITS COMPOSED OF HOLES COULD BE THE TRICK TO BUILD FASTER, LARGER QUANTUM COMPUTERS
A new study indicates holes the solution to operational speed/coherence trade-off, potential scaling up of qubits to a mini-quantum computer.
? EARTH NEWS?:
FROM STARDUST TO PALE BLUE DOT: CARBON’S INTERSTELLAR JOURNEY TO EARTH
We are made of stardust, the saying goes, and a pair of studies including University of Michigan research finds that may be more true than we previously thought.
EVIDENCE OF ANTARCTIC GLACIER’S TIPPING POINT CONFIRMED FOR FIRST TIME
Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level.
STUDY FINDS AIRBORNE RELEASE OF TOXIN FROM ALGAL SCUM
A dangerous toxin has been witnessed—for the first time—releasing into the air from pond scum, research published in the peer-reviewed journal Lake and Reservoir Management today shows.
? ASTRONOMY & SPACE NEWS??:
IMAGE: HUBBLE REVISITS THE VEIL NEBULA
This image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope revisits the Veil Nebula, which was featured in a previous Hubble image release. In this image, new processing techniques have been applied, bringing out fine details of the nebula’s delicate threads and filaments of ionized gas.
GETTING CubeSats MOVING: M-Argo WILL BE FIRST TO TRAVERSE INTERPLANETARY SPACE UNDER ITS OWN POWER
ESA’s M-Argo mission will be the first CubeSat to traverse interplanetary space under its own power. Due to launch in 2024-5, the suitcase-sized spacecraft will travel to a near-Earth asteroid, up to 150 million km away.
? NANOTECHNOLOGY NEWS⛄☃:
NEW MECHANISM ENABLES THE ELECTRICAL CONTROL OF THE MAGNETIZATION IN MAGNETIC NANODEVICES
The development of innovative magnetic nanodevices is one step closer to reality thanks to the observation by RIKEN physicists of a type of rotation that can be realized in materials consisting of light elements.
REACTIVE MOLECULAR DYNAMICS REVEALS FUNDAMENTAL MECHANISM OF RESISTIVE SWITCHING IN 2D MATERIALS
Conventional computers are based on von Neumann architecture in which data processing and storage are physically separated. Data shuttling between processing unit and memory leads extra energy consumption and restricts the processing speed. Recent progress in artificial intelligence technologies and neuromorphic circuits led scientists to overcome the data-shuttling bottleneck of von-Neuman architecture by creating brain like computing architecture where all the computation happens uniquely within the memory. Such computing paradigm is known as “in-memory computing” that can eliminate energy intensive and time-consuming data movement.
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