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Tesla Semi truck unveiled alongside updated Roadster

Elon Musk has revealed details of the long-awaited Tesla Semi truck, claiming that it will be cheaper to run from day one than comparable diesel lorries. At an event in Los Angeles which also saw the launch of a new Tesla Roadster, CEO Musk claimed the Semi will be capable of 0-60 mph in five seconds with no trailer attached. Towing the maximum weight allowed on US highways (about 36 tons), the truck can reach the same speed in 20 seconds. According to Tesla, the Semi will have a range of 500 miles when fully loaded and travelling at highway speed. “We also have four independent motors,” Musk told the crowd at... >> Read more

New algorithm helps robots avoid collisions with moving objects

Electrical engineers have developed a faster collision detection algorithm that uses machine learning to help robots avoid moving objects and negotiate rapidly changing environments in real time. Developed at the University of California San Diego, the Fastron algorithm is said to run up to eight times faster than existing collision detection algorithms. The engineers, led by Prof Michael Yip envision Fastron being useful for robots that...

Fluorescent 3D printed microstructures could foil the forgers

Engineers have developed fluorescent 3D printed microstructures that can be embedded in bank notes and packaging to prevent counterfeiting and piracy. The technology, developed by researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and optical manufacturing specialist ZEISS, uses a 3D cross-grid scaffold and dots that fluoresce in different colours and can be arranged variably in three dimensions within this grid. With a side length of...

Authorisation progresses on Chinese HPR1000 reactor design for UK

The Health and Safety Executive is to begin the technical phase of the generic design assessment of the HPR1000 nuclear reactor, which could be built in Essex. The HPR1000 is a pressurised water reactor (PWR) built and operated by the China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN). A joint venture between EDF and CGN, General Nuclear Services (GNS), is planning to build power stations based on these reactors in the UK, as part of the agreement by...

Graphene-based filters could slash cost of chemical separation and purification

Tailoring ultrathin membranes based on graphene oxide boosts solvent flow through filters — reducing need for energy — without compromising ability to remove unwanted molecules Researchers from the National Graphene Institute at Manchester University have devised a way to turn previously-impenetrable graphene oxide into a selective membrane that can be used to filter even the smallest particles out of fluid mixtures. The discovery...

Paradise Papers revelations around the world

A fresh dump of millions of confidential documents shedding light on the financial hideaways of iconic brands and figures has been revealed with the Paradise Papers. People or organisations linked to the Queen, the Canadian prime minister and the US president have already been named in the papers. So what else has been disclosed?   Just one Turkish newspaper reports PM allegations Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's...

Facebook to spend $1bn on expansion of Los Lunas campus

Facebook is planning to spend an additional $1bn on building out its data center campus in Los Lunas, New Mexico, despite not having completed the first two phases of the development. Construction of the initial building began in October 2016, with the company stating it could see up to six phases of expansion. This was followed by another building which broke ground a mere four months ago. The initial investment made by Facebook stood at...

Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum

It’s fast. Really fast. Firefox Quantum is over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology stolen from our advanced research group, and graced with a beautiful new look designed to get out of the way and let you do what you do best: surf a ton of pages, open a zillion tabs, all guilt free because Firefox Quantum uses less memory than the competition. Your computer will...

Bill Gates makes $100 million personal investment to fight Alzheimer's

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment - a personal one and not part of Gates’ philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - will be followed by another $50 million in start-up ventures working in...

Banks' Brexit games raise hackles at ECB

Central bank boss Mario Draghi gets tough on financial institutions’ risk management plans Mario Draghi, the usually calm president of the European Central Bank, is fuming at the antics of London’s banks as they try to minimise the effects of Brexit. In a move that mimics Donald Trump’s America First campaign, Draghi has issued London’s financial institutions – including the 450-odd foreign banks operating in...

Russian hackers targeted UK media and telecoms firms, confirms spy chief

Head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre says Russia is ‘seeking to undermine the international system’ Russian hackers attacked British media, telecoms and energy companies over the last year, the head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has confirmed for the first time. Ciaran Martin, the founding chief executive of the NCSC, declined to provide any further details of the attacks. “I can...

Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

Twitter has stripped several far-right accounts of their "verified" badge, after changing its policy. Among them are Jason Kessler who helped organise a far-right march in Charlottesville, and white supremacist Richard Spencer. English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson also had his badge removed. Twitter said the badge was being interpreted as an "endorsement or an indicator of importance" and said it would change...

Votes in 18 nations 'hacked' in last year

Elections in 18 separate nations were influenced by online disinformation campaigns last year, suggests research. Independent watchdog Freedom House looked at how online discourse was influenced by governments, bots and paid opinion formers. In total, 30 governments were actively engaged in using social media to stifle dissent, said the report. Educating users to spot fake news and making tech firms police their networks could combat...

Standard Chartered deploys Kasisto chatbots to help customers

The chatbots deployed by Standard Chartered are capable of natural language conversations and, if regulatory approval is forthcoming, the service will initially roll out next year in Hong Kong before being implemented more widely. The system that’s been chosen by Standard Chartered, meanwhile, is Kasisto’s conversational artificial intelligence (AI) platform, KAI Banking. This is capable of holding contextual and personalised...

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Amazon Inc.

AWS re:Invent 2017

27.11.2017 - 1.12.2017
KNect 365

Telco Data Analytics USA

28.11.2017 - 29.11.2017
Gartner, Inc.

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit

28.11.2017 - 30.11.2017
IoT Tech Expo - Encore Media Group

IoT Tech Expo North America

29.11.2017 - 30.11.2017
EAI Conference Series


29.11.2017 - 1.12.2017

OEB 2017

6.12.2017 - 8.12.2017

5th Nano Today Conference

6.12.2017 - 10.12.2017

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017

9.1.2018 - 12.1.2018

BigComp 2017

15.1.2018 - 17.1.2018


21.3.2018 - 22.3.2018
University of Cambrige


10.7.2018 - 13.7.2018