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Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses for portable AI devices on a single chip

WITH Engineers have developed a “brain-on-a-chip” that is smaller than a piece of confetti and consists of tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors – silicon-based components that mimic the information-transmitting synapses in the human brain. The researchers borrowed the principles of metallurgy to make each memristor from silver and copper alloys together with silicon. When the …

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SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft put through its paces

SpaceX’s first human-tested spacecraft, the Crew Dragon, is put through its paces by NASA and even by Roscosmos astronauts. Kathy Lueders, former manager of the Commercial Crew Program (CCP), who was promoted to head of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Office (HEOMD) a few days ago, spoke mainly about her new job – as head of the Artemis Moon landing program – …

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European equities rise due to signs of easing tensions between the US and China as Wirecard is put down again

European stocks rose on Friday, posting weekly gains after days of worrying about the increasing number of corona viruses in parts of the world. Potentially good news on the US-China trade front was driving some momentum. The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, + 0.79% rose 0.6% after closing 0.7% on Thursday, resulting in a two-game winning streak. For the week …

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Dear NASA, please put a particle collider on the moon

NASA’s current mission to courageously go where no PR campaign for Elon Musk’s SpaceX has taken place is a posh one. Donald Trump wants US boots on Mars. And given the idea’s bipartisan popularity, anyone who becomes president when the smoke clears in November is likely to continue efforts. But what if we don’t spend trillions to hurl mammals toward …

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North Korea says it will no longer speak to the south and put pressure on it

Kim Yo Jong, who is playing an increasingly important role in Pyongyang, has called for Seoul to prevent activists from sending leaflets across the border to promote democracy and undermine the nuclear-armed regime. To save relations with the north, the South Korean government promised to legislate for a leaflet and disgruntled human rights defenders and others who questioned Seoul’s commitment …

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How Lance Armstrong put his goodwill into an entertainment career

It is hard to look back on Lance Armstrong’s career and think about him through the lens through which he was seen at the time. Although cycling has never been a major American sport, Armstrong’s dominance combined with his touching story made him a superstar. At the height of his career, Armstrong was more important than an athlete. He was …

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Eva Longoria reveals that she “put on her male privilege pants” to demand the role of the director

Eva Longoria has announced that she has received her last directorial assignment after channeling as a white man. The 45-year-old actress wanted to lead Flamin ‘Hot, a biography of the man who invented Cheetos. Before the interview, she announced that she had received advice from her Desperate Housewives producer Brian Tanen to help her get the job. Changed setting: Eva …

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