Intelligent carpet gives insight into human poses

Intelligent carpet gives insight into human poses

Credit: MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab The sentient magic carpet from 'Aladdin' might have a new competitor. While it can't fly or speak, a new tactile sensing carpet from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) can estimate human poses without using cameras, in a step towards...

Qualcomm unveils 7 new Internet of Things chips to power smart grocery carts, remote work tech

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Qualcomm has been working for years to get its mobile technology into other products besides smartphones—think drones, laptops and smart security cameras. Those efforts to connect the unconnected—generally called the Internet of Things—have recently started to deliver consequential financial results for Qualcomm, with revenue topping $1...

Seagate’s Mach.2 is the fastest hard drive out there

Seagate’s Mach.2 is the fastest hard drive out there

Seagate Mach.2 drive. Credit: Seagate Seagate has been working toward developing a dual-actuator hard drive, meaning that the drive will contain two sets of independently controlled read/write heads. Now, after several years, the company has released its first functional dual-actuator hard drive, the Mach.2. Currently, only enterprises can purchase and...

Microsoft adopts boiling liquid to cool datacenter servers

Microsoft datacenter server cooling system. Credit: Microsoft Microsoft has implemented boiling water to help keep datacenter servers at reasonable temperatures. The company uses electronic equipment and water capable of boiling at 122 degrees Farenheit, 90 degrees below the boiling point of water. Once the computer processors within the datacenters reach...

Powering the energy transition with better storage

Powering the energy transition with better storage

Exploring different scenarios and variables in the storage design space, researchers find the parameter combinations for innovative, low-cost long-duration energy storage to potentially make a large impact in a more affordable and reliable energy transition. Credit: Bumper DeJesus/Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment "The overall question for me is...

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