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Can machines think just like humans?
Well, looks like they’re getting closer, thanks to researchers at the University of Sydney. Let’s get into it.
The Rundown: University of Sydney researchers have created a "brain-like" nanowire network capable of learning and remembering in real-time, similar to that of human brain function.
The nanowire neural network self-organizes into patterns, functioning like the brain's synapses by responding to electrical currents.
This network can process dynamic data streams efficiently, using a low-energy approach for complex learning and memory tasks.
The nanowire's resistive memory switching mimics synaptic activity, allowing it to perform image recognition tasks with high accuracy.
The relevance: This innovation demonstrates a scalable method for machine learning that operates "on the fly," bypassing the need for large data storage and energy-intensive training methods.
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The Rundown: Norway is set to launch the world's first ammonia-powered container ship, Yara Eyde, by 2026 — aiming to revolutionize maritime transport with a clean energy solution.
Yara Eyde will operate in the vital commercial corridor between Norway and Europe, including ports like Oslo, Brevik, and Hamburg.
The project is a collaboration between Yara International's Yara Clean Energy and the North Sea Container Line.
The ship will utilize pure ammonia as fuel, aligning with global efforts to curb CO2 emissions from maritime transport.
Yara International will supply near carbon-free ammonia, supporting the ship's operation.
Why it matters: Yara Eyde represents a strategic move towards sustainable shipping — offering a viable alternative to traditional fuels and demonstrating ammonia's potential as a maritime fuel.
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