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Webinar: Building a Security Observability Strategy in AWS

NORTH AMERICA 11:00AM PT | 2:00PM ET EMEA 10:00AM BST | 11:00AM CET APAC 11:00AM SGT | 2:00PM AEST Architecting a security observability strategy can provide heightened visibility into cloud-native infrastructures, such as microservices, serverless, and containers. Centering around logs, metrics, and traces,...

This Startup is Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil With Leadership Skills

Photo: Be.Labs Be.Labs cofounders [from left]: IEEE Member Maria Clara Magalhaes, Christian Fujiy and Marcela Fujiy. THE INSTITUTE Maria Clara Magalhães grew up in Arapiraca, Brazil, a small town far from the metropolitan areas of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. She was raised in a patriarchal culture where, she says, women...

Video Friday: Aquatic Snakebotics

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far (send us your events!): ICRA 2021 – May 30-5, 2021 – [Online Event] RoboCup 2021 – June 22-28, 2021 – [Online Event] DARPA...

Nvidia's Supercomputing CPU Puts Intel Under Pressure

An already-beleaguered Intel is now facing more fire, thanks to Nvidia announcing last Monday that it will start making CPUs for facilities like data centers and supercomputers. Named Grace (after computer science pioneer Grace Hopper), Nvidia’s CPU hopes to make a splash in the high-performance computing space. Nvidia says Grace is set to launch...

Smartphone Camera Senses Patients' Pulse, Breathing Rate

Telehealth visits increased dramatically when the pandemic began—by over 4000% in the U.S., by one account. But there’s a limit to what doctors can accomplish during these virtual appointments. Namely, they can’t check patients’ vital signs over the phone. But new technologies in the works could change that by equipping phones with reliable software...

Japan’s Plan to Discharge Fukushima Radioactive Water into the Sea has Supporters as Well as Foes

A decade after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused a meltdown in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the Japanese government decided on Tuesday to approve a plan to release over a million tons of tritium-tainted water into the Pacific Ocean. Neighboring countries, as well as local fishery groups and environmental organizations...

Cobots Act Like Puppies to Better Communicate with Humans

Human-robot interaction goes both ways. You’ve got robots understanding (or attempting to understand) humans, as well as humans understanding (or attempting to understand) robots. Humans, in my experience, are virtually impossible to understand even under the best of circumstances. But going the other way, robots have all kinds of communication tools...

Will Turntide's Reluctance Motor Disrupt EVs?

Image: Turntide Technologies Turntide Technologies, a startup backed by Bill Gates and Amazon, originally pitched its new version of an old electric motor for use in rooftop HVAC systems. Now the company is going after bigger game: electric vehicles. CEO Ryan Morris mentioned the plan in an interview with CNN earlier this month. Now Eric...

How NASA is Adapting to Busier and Noisier Communications With Mars

Mars is more crowded than ever. With a successful arrival by the Perseverance rover in February, NASA alone is operating three orbiters, two rovers, and a lander on or around the planet. Other orbiters above the planet are being operated by the European Space Agency, Roscosmos, the Indian Space Research Organization, and others. The China National Space...

15 Graphs You Need to See to Understand AI in 2021

If you haven’t had time to read the AI Index Report for 2021, which clocks in at 222 pages, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. The massive document, produced by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, is packed full of data and graphs, and we’ve plucked out 15 that provide a snapshot of the current state of AI. Deeply interested...

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