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Renewable Sector Sees Growth and New Discoveries

As the COVID-19 pandemic winds on, it’s causing a lot of unpredictability in the renewable energy sector. BW Research Partnership predicts that half a million people employed in the industry in the U.S. will lose their jobs by the end of June. However, at the ...
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Despite Pandemic Setbacks, These Smart Meter Projects Are Forging Ahead 

Smart grid projects from around the world are moving forward even though the COVID-19 pandemic is causing slowdowns. While the pandemic is expected to make already-challenging smart grid rollouts more complicated, regions are still seeing progress—especially in smart meter installation projects. State Agency Installs Over ...
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As COVID-19 Hastens Reliance on Automation, Experts Warn About the Need for AI Ethics in Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered vast job losses as many businesses are unable to operate during this time. It’s also created a need to quickly identify people who have been infected. As a result, the pandemic is expected to hasten the growth of automation and ...
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How Can Autonomous Vehicles Be Protected Against Cyber Security Threats?

While autonomous vehicles are expected to be far less prone to accidents than driver-controlled vehicles once they’ve undergone substantial training, they may pose a more serious threat. Due to the over-the-air hardware and software updates these vehicles routinely require, experts believe they have the potential ...
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Can a New Discovery Take Future Wireless Networks Beyond 5G?

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause major delays in the deployment of 5G networks worldwide. However, these delays are likely to vary by region. In the U.S., the rollout has managed to maintain its current pace, albeit with some regional setbacks. While Europe should ...
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How the Finite Element Method (FEM) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Work Together

The finite element method (FEM) and finite element analysis (FEA) work together to give engineers insight into the structural behavior of particular designs, so they can locate weak points and improve them. FEM: Developed by engineers in the mid-1950s, FEM provides a numerical solution for ...
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Edge Computing: Security Issues and Trends to Watch in 2020

Despite roadblocks created by the COVID-19 pandemic, edge computing is expected to undergo explosive growth over the next decade, bolstered by developments in 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. According to Grand View Research, the technology’s global market value in 2019 was $2.5 billion ...
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Showcasing Female STEM Leaders Can Attract More Women to Engineering

The artificial intelligence (AI) industry needs more women. Currently, under a quarter of AI professionals are female, and only 13.8% of AI research papers have been authored by women. Studies have shown that when women and minorities are involved in the development of AI, these ...
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How Data Is Being Used to Train Autonomous Vehicles to Navigate Roadways

Autonomous vehicles will need to traverse at least 11 billion miles of on-the-road training to match the driving abilities of human drivers, but the COVID-19 pandemic has erected a major roadblock. The pandemic has grounded a number of these training fleets, including those from GM’s ...
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