Swiss scientists develop new device to detect SARS-CoV-2
A new microfluidic device developed by scientists in Switzerland can detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus with high accuracy and speed, using a unique DNA/RNA duplex technology. The device can prove to be a game-changer in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
EcoFlow Presents Lawn Mower, Portable Fridge, Portable AC and Home Power Solution at CES 2023
EcoFlow, a portable power and renewable energy solutions company, debuts three new smart devices at the show: the Wave 2 Portable Air Conditioner, as well as CES 2023 Honorees – Blade robotic lawn-sweeping mower, and Glacier Portable Fridge with a built-in ice maker. The three new smart devices further reflect the brand's commitment to transform the eco-friendly way of living powered by EcoFlow.
OpenAI created Point-E, a System for Generating 3D Point Clouds from texts
OpenAI open sourced Point-E, a sustem that transform sentences and words to 3D models. It is advanced artificial intelligence model from Open AI, who uses Dall-E model to create images from given sentences. Point-E adds three.dimensional form to image.
While recent work on text-conditional 3D object generation has shown promising results, the state-of-the-art methods typically require multiple GPU-hours to produce a single sample. This is in stark contrast to state-of-the-art generative image models, which produce samples in a number of seconds or minutes.
Scientists created alternative method for 3D object generation which produces 3D models in only 1-2 minutes on a single GPU. See the science paper here (PDF).
The Technical Red Teaming Exercise Crossed Swords 2022 Starts Today
The technical red-teaming exercise Crossed Swords, experimenting on the integration of offensive cyberspace operations in a modern battlefield, is executed for the 11th time today by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn.
Carry Kangur, CCDCOE Head of Cyber Exercises said: „CCDCOE continues to provide a unique full-spectrum training session in the areas of cyber red-teaming, penetration testing, digital forensics, and situational awareness.“
The exercise brings together around 120 participants from 24 countries, both from NATO and non-NATO countries and is being conducted at the exercise and training centre CR14.
As 2023 Nears, What Is the Status of 5G and What Can We Expect From 6G in the Future?
Adding a new spectrum is key to each new generation of telecommunications. The two new frequency bands in 5G are sub-6 GHz (3.5 - 7 GHz) and mmWave (24 – 71 GHz). The initial wave of 6G development looks at expanding the spectrum to the THz area, with a special focus on the sub-THz range (100 - 300 GHz).
The advantages of going up to a higher frequency band are obvious: substantial bandwidth (translating to large data throughput) and extremely low latency. These two key benefits allow the exploration of new applications that past generations of telecommunications were unable to explore. Nonetheless, severe signal attenuation when encountering obstacles, such as raindrops or walls, is a crucial bottleneck in the high frequency spectrum.
EcoFlow RIVER 2 Series Becomes the First TÜV Rheinland-Certified Portable Power Station Series
EcoFlow, an environmentally friendly energy solutions company, today announced that the RIVER 2 series is officially available for purchase in Europe on EcoFlow online stores and Amazon. In the meantime, RIVER 2 series has received TÜV Rheinland's "Reliable Charger" certification, becoming the first in the portable power industry to be certified by the global leader in independent testing, inspection and certification services.
Startup builders from Estonia's unicorns Pipedrive, Bolt, Veriff, Wise have joined BADideas.fund
Founders and startup builders led BADideas.fund started operations just five months ago, but the Riga based syndicate already has invested in five startups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine, investing a total €500k.
What started as a couple of dozen startup builders coming together to invest in the most promising Baltic and CEE startups has grown into a community of more than 100 members from 14 countries.
The idea of naming the fund BADideas comes from Paul Graham's – the founder of the world's top startup accelerator Y Combinator – quote: "All unicorns seemed like bad ideas initially”.
Integrity: Can you really trust your GPS position?
A French vineyard in the Loire valley is a beautiful sight, but the farm has trouble recruiting workers to weed their organically grown grapes. The young generation has moved to the cities leaving urban communities short on workforce. Solution: a fully autonomous tractor, developed by a French-based company Sitia, working tirelessly to weed the narrow rows between the grape vines. After a full month of weeding and hundreds of kilometers covered, Sitia approached the farmer to review the work done, and reimburse 2 grape vines, which were damaged during the month of operation. They were surprised to hear the farmer exclaim, “When I use my manual tractor to get the same job done, I damage at least two vines a day!
Kitepower calls for the acceleration of innovative wind energy
Structural change is needed if Europe wants to achieve Wubbo Ockels' life mission, which is to get rid of fossil fuels, meet the Paris climate goals and to break away from unreliable energy partners. With their first mobile airborne wind system (AWES), the Dutch startup Kitepower is the future of energy: their solution is cheaper, more practical, easier to move and less subject to strongly fluctuating winds.
More than 470 investors have joined in and already 70% of the required investment has been raised through crowdfunding. With the gained capital, Kitepower wants to offer short-term power solutions for refugee camps, construction sites and music festivals.
Future travel experience global 2022: veridos presents new verification devices
Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, announces the launch of it’s new VeriCHECK Selfkiosk and M600 document reader at this year’s Future Travel Experience (FTE) Global. The new solutions represent the next generation of products from Veridos’ verification portfolio with the aim to make travel more convenient and secure.