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Powerful Photon-Based Processing Units Enable Complex Artificial Intelligence – SciTechDaily

Using photons to create more powerful and power-efficient processing units for more complex machine learning. Machine learning performed by neural networks is a popular approach to developing artificial intelligence, as researchers aim to replicate brain func…

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The photonic tensor core performs vector-matrix multiplications by utilizing the efficient interaction of light at different wavelengths with multistate photonic phase change memories. Credit: Mario Miscuglio
Using photons to create more powerful and power-efficient processing units for more complex machine learning.
Machine learning performed by neural networks is a popular approach to developing artificial intelligence, as researchers aim to replicate brain functionalities for a variety of a…

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The 2020 Perseid meteor shower peaks soon: How to watch the show – CNET

Each August brings nights lit up by up to 100 shooting stars and fireballs per hour.

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Some 2019 Perseids, as seen from Macedonia.
Spaceweather.com/Stojan Stojanovski
It’s early August, which means the annual Perseid meteor shower is active and about ready to peak. The Perseids are one of the best, brightest batches of shooting stars, and it feels like we could use them now more than ever to add a little wonder and distraction into these pretty dismal times. 
This famous shower comes around this time every year as the Earth drifts through a debris cloud left behind by the giant…

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Scientists solve mystery of how an ancient reptile moved around with a neck three times longer than its body – The Independent

A reconstruction of the creature’s skull revealed clear signs it lived in the sea

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Scientists have solved the mystery of how a 242-million-year-old reptile with a neck three times the length of its torso moved around, discovering that it lived in the ocean.
Paleontologists have been puzzled ever since fossils of the creature, which is part of the Tanystropheus genus, were first discovered in 1852, as they were unable to work out how th…

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The 2020 Perseid meteor shower peaks soon: How to watch the show – CNET

Each August brings nights lit up by up to 100 shooting stars and fireballs per hour.

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Some 2019 Perseids, as seen from Macedonia.
Spaceweather.com/Stojan Stojanovski
It’s early August, and that means the annual Perseid meteor shower is active and about ready to peak. The Perseids are one of the best, brightest batches of shooting stars, and it feels like we could use them now more than ever to add a little wonder and distraction into these pretty dismal times. 
This famous shower comes around this time every year as the Earth drifts through a debris cloud left behind by the gi…

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