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Innovation

NASA opens new eco-friendy supercomputer

Published on 08/26/2019 @ 11 AM EST

Named Aiken, the giant computer lives in Silicon Valley at the Ames Research Center, where it uses the outside air and water to keep cool. With a new and improved modular design, this 221 TB computer runs quicker and more efficiently.

New sensor quickly detects sepsis

Published on 07/24/2019 @ 8 AM EST

The microfluidic sensor, developed by MIT researchers, can identify sepsis in just 25 minutes. It relies on the presence of a protein that appears before any other symptoms. Along with the quick discovery, the device should also be relatively inexpensive.

Tesla opens Las Vegas electric vehicle charging station

Published on 07/21/2019 @ 2 AM EST

The V3 Supercharger can power up to 1,500 electric vehicles in a single day. With a peak rate of 250 kilowatts, this v3 Supercharger provides 39 charging stations. It also uses other Tesla technology, including its solar panels and Powerpack batteries for power storage.

Verizon creates first 5G hotspot

Published on 07/21/2019 @ 2 AM EST

At $650, the 5G MiFi 1000 device isn't cheap, and this price excludes monthly data costs. The most expensive hotspot from Verizon previously was just $200, though customers can purchase the 5G hotspot in installments. The 5G data is offered through only the Unlimited plan, which costs $90 per month.

Samsung announces high-capacity phone for 5G and AI

Published on 07/18/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Focused on the future, the company has developed a RAM with enough energy efficiency to handle both 5G and AI. Using the second-generation ten-nanometer chip, this is a 12 GB LPDDR5 phone. The smartphone should be 1.3 times faster than Samsung's previous model and capable of transferring 44 GB of data.

Noninvasive mind-controlled robot arm created

Published on 06/23/2019 @ 7 AM EST

A Carnegie Mellon University team developed a robot arm that responds to mind control, not a brain implant. Previously, anyone wanting to control a robot would've needed a surgical brain implant to do so seamlessly. This innovative development improves sensing technology.