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A User-friendly And Energy-efficient Device That Generates Clean Drinking Water With The Push Of One Button

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S., have invented a portable desalination unit, weighing less than 10 kilograms, that can remove salts and impurities from the seawater to generate clean and clear drinking water. Image Credits: Pixabay The portable desalination unit is a suitcase-sized, user-friendly device that requires less power to operate, can be driven by a small portable solar panel and runs with the push of one button. This device generates clean drinking water without using any filters or high-pressure pumps. The water obtained exceeds the World Health Organisation (WHO) quality standards. Unlike other desalination devices, it consumes less energy to discard impurities from water and reduces the long term maintenance requirements. This could enable the device to be deployed in remote areas such as communities on small islands. It could also be used to aid refugees or by soldiers carrying out long-term military operations. “This is really the c

Memristor, a New Discovery Responsible for the Collision of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Technology

Credits: Artificial intelligence has grown rapidly in recent years, with applications including speech recognition, image identification, medical diagnosis, and many others. Quantum technology, on the other hand, has been shown to be capable of computational power much beyond that of even the world's most powerful supercomputer. Physicists at the University of Vienna have now created a novel technology known as a quantum memristor that might allow these two worlds to collide, unlocking previously unimaginable capabilities. The experiment was carried out in partnership with the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and Politecnico di Milano on an integrated quantum processor that operates on single photons. The research was just published in the journal Nature Photonics . Neural networks are mathematical models that are at the heart of all artificial intelligence applications. The biological structure of the human brain, which is made up of linked nodes, inspire

Technology for safety and a little bit of fun [Coffee-Byte]

We usually discuss science here and it can get a little heavy at times. So for a change, here is an application of technology for purposes of safety. No, this is not about driver less car that Google is making or some kind of hi-tech device that ensures safety in aeroplanes. This is for the safety of pedestrians at the riskiest place for them in the world, the traffic signals! The video comes from Smart , a smart car maker, which is part of the Daimler AG in Germany.

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