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High Fidelity Means Safer, Faster Nukes

Nuclear reactors need to be designed to ensure materials aren’t overheated, and historically, researchers used crude geometry models and expensive
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Learning to Stop Oil Pipeline Corrosion

There is no hiding it, steel pipes rust and eventually fail. So, to preempt disasters, oil companies and others have
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Working to Make Smart Meters Hackproof

Smart electricity meters allow energy utilities to efficiently track energy use and allocate energy production, but because they’re connected to
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Standardizing Driver Distraction Monitors

There is now a standardized method of evaluating commercially available driver-monitoring systems. Driver distraction is defined as any activity that
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Road Safety: Automating Traffic Monitoring

There is now a machine vision tool that transportation agencies can use to autonomously detect and report traffic condition changes.
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Solar Panel Dataset Makes Grids Safe, Reliable

Solar power researchers have traditionally only used the power measurements from single residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to estimate the
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Sound Waves with Better Sense of ‘Vision’

Video cameras continue to gain widespread use to monitor human activities, but there are privacy and environmental limitations in how
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New Way to Advance Cybersecurity

With cybersecurity a top concern for government and private sector alike, and with billions of people affected by breaches, more
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AI Learns to Grow

There is a new framework in development for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence (AI) systems to better learn
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AI Alert: Helping Robots Remember

Boston Red Sox star outfielder Mookie Betts steps up to the plate on a 3-2 count, studies the pitcher and
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