TSMC joins forces with academia to develop quantum computer Bryan Chuang, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is promoting the development of quantum computer technologies by subsidizing research by academics with assistance from industrial sectors, with TSMC being the only private company involved in freshly-approved projects.
Artificial intelligence is now capable of of creating images of human faces that are impossible to differentiate from real photos, new research has shown. Fast-paced developments in AI over the last four years have enabled computers to generate false images that are impossible to tell apart from reality.
A robust, adaptable robot that responds to its environment on the fly and overcomes obstacles such as a broken leg without human intervention could be used to rescue people from an earthquake zone or clean up sites that are too hazardous for humans.
Using the infrared satellite AKARI, a Japanese research team has detected the existence of water in the form of hydrated minerals in a number of asteroids for the first time. This discovery will contribute to our understanding of the distribution of water in our solar system, the evolution of asteroids, and the origin of water on Earth.
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A baby on a small Pacific island has become the first person given a vaccine delivered by a commercial drone. Unicef arranged for the drone to be flown some 40km (25 miles) across rugged mountains in Vanuatu that otherwise take hours to cross.
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Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's vision of an "entirely new system of transport," which he unveiled Wednesday night at a splashy event in Hawthorne, California, wasn't a reusable rocket like the ones he's building at his nearby SpaceX headquarters. Nor is it an ele...
Engineers and workers have been boring the 1.14-mile-long tunnel underneath one of the main streets in Hawthorne, California. One end of the tunnel starts in a parking lot owned by Elon Musk's Space X. The other end of demonstration tunnel is in a neighborhood about a mile away.
On an unsexy stretch of south LA, Elon Musk unveiled The Boring Company's test tunnel, and invited the public to inspect his first big hole in the ground. This long-anticipated tunnel is the first rideable prototype emerging from Musk's years-long, multi-city tunneling endeavor.
By Brian Tomasik First published: 2018 Dec 13. Last edited: 2018 Dec 15. Summary When attempting to align artificial general intelligence (AGI) with human values, there's a possibility of getting alignment mostly correct but slightly wrong, possibly in disastrous ways....
The Washington, D.C. city council on Tuesday unanimously passed the nation's most aggressive 100 percent renewable energy bill, in what would be the fastest-acting climate change legislation in the country. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, is expected to sign the bill. If she does, Congress will have 30 days to veto the bill.
Elon Musk's tunnel-digging venture is set to unveil a prototype of its next-generation transport system, complete with "ground to tunnel car elevators" . After almost two years of digging, The Boring Company will show off its Hawthorne Test Tunnel in California, which will include the O'Leary Station.
Elon Musk's rocket company, SpaceX, is set to raise $500 million at a $30.5 billion valuation, in a bid to help get its internet service business off the ground.