Oil forecasting technique adapted for spreadsheets may cut shale operator costs

Porous rock containing oil and natural gas are buried so deep inside the earth that shale operators rely on complex models of the underground environment to estimate fossil fuel recovery. These simulations are notoriously complex, requiring highly-skilled operators to run them. These factors indirectly impact the cost of shale oil production and ultimately, how much

OpenVINO: Intel’s Deep Learning Toolkit

This toolkit enables you to deploy deep learning tools like OpenCV across diverse types of Intel hardware, using a consistent API and publicly available models (or your own). Talk to CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, the Neural Compute Stick 2, and more, in C, C++, or Python. Download OpenVINO: https://software.seek.intel.com/openvino-toolkit?cid=diad&source=hackster&campid=WW_Q2_2020_IoTG-DE_OpenVI%20NO-DA&content=dev-challenge Learn more: // https://software.intel.com/content/www/us/en/develop/tools/openvino-toolkit.html // https://docs.openvinotoolkit.org/latest/index.html //

Discovery of life in solid rock deep beneath sea may inspire new search for life on Mars

Newly discovered single-celled creatures living deep beneath the seafloor have given researchers clues about how they might find life on Mars. These bacteria were discovered living in tiny cracks inside volcanic rocks after researchers persisted over a decade of trial and error to find a new way to examine the rocks. Researchers estimate that the

Peeking at the plumbing of one of the Aleutian’s most-active volcanoes

A new approach to analyzing seismic data reveals deep vertical zones of low seismic velocity in the plumbing system underlying Alaska’s Cleveland volcano, one of the most-active of the more than 70 Aleutian volcanoes. The findings are published in Scientific Reports by Helen Janiszewski, recently of Carnegie, now at the University of Hawai?i at M?noa,

4 Ways to Make Bigger Quantum Computers

Photo: Intel Deep Freeze: Intel Labs principal engineer Stefano Pellerano holds Horse Ridge, a new cryogenic control chip for quantum computers. As researchers strive to boost the capacity of quantum computers, they’ve run into a problem that many people have after a big holiday: There’s just not enough room in the fridge. Today’s quantum-computer processors

Deep learning enables real-time imaging around corners

Researchers have harnessed the power of a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to create a new laser-based system that can image around corners in real time. With further development, the system might let self-driving cars “look” around parked cars or busy intersections to see hazards or pedestrians. It could also be installed

Deep learning differentiates small renal masses on multiphase CT

A deep learning method with a convolutional neural network (CNN) can support the evaluation of small solid renal masses in dynamic CT images with acceptable diagnostic performance, according to an article published ahead-of-print in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). Between 2012 and 2016, researchers at Japan’s Okayama University studied 1807

Diode Lasers Jump to the Deep Ultraviolet

The first electrically powered semiconductor laser emitting in the deep ultraviolet marks a big step into a new field, says Ramón Collazo, a materials science professor at North Carolina State University and a founder of Adroit Materials in Cary, NC. Researchers had thought “there was a hard wall” blocking diode lasers from emitting ultraviolet light shorter