Multiplexing Could Give Neural Networks a Big Boost

Just as multiplexing can help a single communication channel carry many signals at the same time, a new study reveals that multiplexing can help neural networks scan dozens of streams of data simultaneously, letting them greatly boost the rate at which they analyze information. Source: What’s New in Measurement and Control?…

Monitoring Arctic permafrost with satellites, supercomputers and deep learning

Permafrost is important for the planet’s climate, containing large amounts of biomass stored as methane and carbon dioxide, making tundra soil a carbon sink. However, permafrost’s innate characteristics and changing nature are not well understood. Source: What’s New in Measurement and Control?…

Detecting crop nitrogen with hyperspectral sensors on planes

The sensing technique is not only very fast, it also provides much higher spectral and spatial resolution of nitrogen status and photosynthetic capacity than similar studies using satellite imagery. Source: What’s New in Measurement and Control?…

Manufacturing faces rocky road to net zero

A new report suggests that manufacturing faces greater decarbonisation challenges than any of the other 17 major UK industries on the path to net zero. Source: What’s New in Measurement and Control?…

Optical sensor detects viruses like COVID-19 with nearly instantaneous results

Researchers have developed a device that detects viruses like COVID-19 in the body as fast as and more accurately than commonly used rapid detection tests. Source: What’s New in Measurement and Control?…

Stretchy pressure sensor targets healthcare boost

Scientists from the University of Chicago have developed a stretchy, flexible pressure sensor that could be widely used in soft robotics, prosthetics and other healthcare settings. Source: What’s New in Measurement and Control?…

Smart soil sensors could help farmers curb fertiliser use

The technology could help growers work out the best time to use fertiliser on their crops and how much is needed, considering factors like the weather and soil condition. Source: What’s New in Measurement and Control?…