New material could hold key to reducing energy consumption in computers and electronics

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities team has, for the first time, synthesized a thin film of a unique topological semimetal material that has the potential to generate more computing power and memory storage while using significantly less energy. The researchers were also able to closely study the material, leading to some important findings about … Read more

Improving high-temperature stability of perovskite solar cells

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have gained attention for their high power-conversion efficiencies and low-cost solution processing. However, ensuring their stability at high temperatures has been a challenge, as the points of contact between their different layers (“interfaces”) are susceptible to degradation, leading to energy loss and decreased performance. In a new study, researchers have found … Read more

Titanium oxide material lets sunlight drive green hydrogen production

Clean energy plans, including the U.S. Infrastructure Investment Act’s “Clean Hydrogen Road Map,” are counting on hydrogen as a fuel of the future. But current hydrogen separation technology is still falling short of efficiency and sustainability goals. As part of ongoing efforts to develop materials that could enable alternative energy sources, researchers in Drexel University’s … Read more

Spiking neural network based on theory of mind helps multi-agent cooperation and competition

Theory of mind (ToM) refers to the ability to infer mental states of others, such as beliefs, intentions, and desires. It’s a kind of high-level social cognitive ability. Neural mechanisms underlying ToM have been uncovered gradually in recent years. These mechanisms provide insights for studying and exploring social interactions among multi-agent systems and human-computer interactions … Read more

Study examines productivity effects of ChatGPT when used by college-educated professionals

A pair of economists at MIT have conducted an experiment designed to determine if the use of ChatGPT by college-educated professionals can make them more productive. In their study, reported in the journal Science, Shakked Noy and Whitney Zhang designed and conducted a study in which college-educated professionals engaged in incentivized writing tasks. In the … Read more

New high-power thermoelectric device may provide cooling in next-gen electronics

Next-generation electronics will feature smaller and more powerful components that require new solutions for cooling. A new thermoelectric cooler developed by Penn State scientists greatly improves the cooling power and efficiency compared to current commercial thermoelectric units and may help control heat in future high-power electronics, the researchers said. “Our new material can provide thermoelectric … Read more

Largest Insurance Companies in the World A Comprehensive Review

As the world becomes more interconnected and complex, insurance companies have become essential to protect individuals and businesses from unexpected financial losses. However, not all insurance companies are created equal. In this article, we will explore the largest insurance companies in the world and what sets them apart. What are the Largest Insurance Companies in … Read more