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Don’t Underestimate the Business Side of Your Start-Up

April 13, 2018

Building a successful product company requires more than just great engineering, experts will say at the upcoming Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.

Overcoming the Catastrophe of Forgetful AI

April 12, 2018

If there's one thing we'd like artificial intelligence to overcome it's forgetfulness. The ultimate aim of deep learning and neural networks is to create algorithms that mimic the human brain. The idea is to reinforce learning by strengthening the “neural” pathways that lead to rewarding actions.

A Less Costly Way to Validate Battery Life

April 12, 2018

Validating battery life in low-power wireless sensor networks can be a challenging task requiring costly equipment, but that needn’t always be the case, a consultant will say at the upcoming Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Is Ideal for Embedded Systems, Machine Learning

April 11, 2018

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B has gotten an upgrade focused on making it an even better tool for serious embedded applications engineers and makers looking to explore more advanced applications such as AI and machine learning.

Injectable Hydrogel Bandage Could Save Lives on the Battlefield

April 11, 2018

A team from the Inspired Nanomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory at Texas A&M University have developed an injectable, hydrogel bandage that can stop the bleeding from deep injuries, such as those suffered by soldiers on the battlefield, and promote faster healing. The researchers found that the hydrogels reduce the clotting time from five to six minutes to about two minutes, which can be the difference between life and death.

12 Future Electric Crossover Utility Vehicles to Watch

April 10, 2018

Senior Editor Kevin Clemens has been writing about energy, automotive, and transportation topics for more than 30 years. He has masters degrees in Materials Engineering and Environmental Education and a doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in aerodynamics. He has set several world land speed records on electric motorcycles that he built in his workshop.

Senior Technical Editor Charles Murray contributed to this story.

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