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Henning Larsen’s World of Volvo Embraces Nature With A Timber Canopy

Henning Larsen has unveiled its latest architectural marvel, the World of Volvo exhibition and events center in Gothenburg, Sweden, boasting a distinctive “forest-like canopy” roof structure. The circular 22,000-square-meter structure, commissioned by Swedish automotive giants Volvo Cars and Volvo Group, is adorned with a roof inspired by the natural...

Fri Apr 12, 2024 19:03
San Francisco Metro’s Transition: Moving Beyond Floppy Disks For Future Rail Control

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), responsible for the city’s Muni Metro light rail, has been utilizing a train control system reliant on 5¼-inch floppy disks since its installation in 1998. This system, known as the Automatic Train Control System (ATCS), facilitates the operation of trains in automatic mode while ensuring operator...

Fri Apr 12, 2024 19:03
Unveiling the Future: NTT’s Low-Latency Network Seamlessly Integrates Urban and Suburban Data Centers in U.S. and U.K.

During Upgrade 2024, NTT Corporation (NTT) and NTT DATA showcased the successful demonstration of All-Photonics Network (APN)-driven hyper-low-latency connections between data centers situated in the United States and the United Kingdom. In the U.K., NTT interconnected data centers located north and east of London through NTT’s Innovative Optical Wireless...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 23:08
Texas Adopts AI For Exam Grading

Texas is implementing artificial intelligence (AI) to grade the written portion of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam, aiming to streamline the scoring process and potentially save the state millions of dollars annually. The revised exam, introduced in 2023, emphasizes open-ended questions over multiple-choice ones, resulting...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 18:08
Android Gets AirTag-Style Trackers

Google’s Find My Device network has launched its first AirTag-style trackers for Android phones, bringing long-awaited functionality for users to locate lost items. Chipolo and Pebblebee offer tag and card-shaped trackers that leverage the network’s Bluetooth proximity data from millions of Android devices worldwide, enabling precise tracking through...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 18:08
Google’s DeepMind Soccer Showdown: Tiny AI-Powered Bots Battle On The Field

Google DeepMind has achieved an impressive feat by training small, off-the-shelf robots to engage in soccer matches. In a recent publication in Science Robotics, researchers detail their innovative approach, leveraging deep reinforcement learning (deep RL) to teach bipedal robots a simplified version of the sport.Unlike previous experiments focused...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 01:46

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