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Aviation Week 20 Twenties Inductee Sends Hope to Girls in STEM

­Grace Robertson, recent alumna of Embry-Riddle University

­Grace Robertson has always been one of the few women in the room throughout her training to become a space industry worker — and that makes sense, considering that women represent less than 12% of global aerospace engineers. But, she says, that’s “just a statistic.” “As children, we dream of becomi
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Date:
08/10/2022

New Project to Explore the use of Conversational AI in Libraries

JooYoung Seo, assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

­Library makerspaces offer community members the opportunity to tinker, design, experiment, and create with a range of technology in an informal learning space. However, because current makerspaces and maker tools are highly vision oriented, blind and visually impaired (BVI) people have limited access to these le
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Date:
08/09/2022
Graphene Synapses Advance Brain-Like Computers

A transistor that operates like synapses in the brain.

­Computers that think more like human brains are inching closer to mainstream adoption. But many unanswered questions remain. Among the most pressing, what types of materials can serve as the best building blocks to unlock the potential of this new style of computing? For most traditional computing devices,
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Date:
08/09/2022
Engineers Without Borders UK launches 12th Engineering for People Design Challenge

Engineers Without Borders UK launches 12th Engineering for People Design Challenge

­Engineers Without Borders UK, leading a movement to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering, has launched the 2022/23 cycle of the award-winning Engineering for People Design Challenge in partnership with Engineers Without Borders South Africa and the Govan Community project. Govan Community
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Date:
08/09/2022
Navitas GaN ICs Save First 100,000 Tons of CO2 Emissions

Navitas GaN ICs Save First 100,000 Tons of CO2 Emissions

­Navitas Semiconductor has announced the first saving of 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions as GaN replaces legacy silicon chips to “Electrify Our World”. GaN uses up to 10x-lower CO2 footprint to manufacture and ship compared to silicon, while reducing the end-application CO2 footprint up to 30%. Each
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Date:
08/05/2022
Eco Wave Power's Wave Energy Pilot is on Way to AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

Eco Wave Power's Wave Energy Pilot is on Way to AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

­Eco Wave Power Global AB announced that the energy conversion unit, formerly deployed in Gibraltar, is officially on its way to AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, set to arrive in September 2022.  This will be the first U.S. location for Eco Wave Power’s technology, which is already deployed in Is
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Date:
08/02/2022
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