Terrestrial Energy reactor selected for pre-licensing review

Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR)  has been selected by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)  for the first joint technical review of an advanced,…

Itron is Integrating Distributed Ledger Architecture into Smart Sensors and Smart Utility Meters

Itron has 3 published patent applications relating to the integration of distributed ledger architecture into smart sensors and smart utility meters. Itron is looking to evolve smart sensors and smart utility meters by addressing some of…

ENEL is Using Weather to Better Manage Energy Consumption

ENEL was recently issued a patent for a weather-based energy management. It is no secret that weather is a driving factor in relation to energy consumption. While not the only factor, it is still a significant one. Currently, there are a…

DJI and Livox kick it up a notch

Livox, a DJI-backed startup, unveiled a new lidar technology at CES 2020. The new technology uses a novel scanning pattern that reduces blind spots, as explained below. On top of that, it's a lot smaller and cheaper than traditional lidar.…

Ambarella unveils new AI automotive camera chips

Chip designer Ambarella has two new chips for automobile vision applications based on its CVflow architecture for artificial intelligence processing. The company started out as a maker of low-power-consumption video chips and has morphed…

Wall Street banks ramp up research into quantum finance

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup are accelerating their quantum computing research because of technological advancements in the field. They intend to design quantum algorithms that will be applied to risk management, trading and…

SBTech Acquires DraftKings

As one of the US's premier sports betting companies, DraftKings knows all about reducing risk. Their recent merger* with SBTech, a primarily European sports betting technology provider, is a cautious move intended to diversify revenue…

FAA wants to start tracking drones

The FAA has proposed that virtually all drones incorporate technology that would enable them to be tracked at all times while flying in United States airspace. The system requires all drones to communicate their location through the…

Wal-Mart delivery paying off

Walmart saw more than half of its 40% growth in U.S. e-commerce sales last year come from expanding online grocery pickup or delivery service. Fast delivery is the new battleground. Automation is necessary to make it cost-effective and…

Muse Expands Alexa Offerings

InteraXon is the maker of the Muse™ headband, an EEG-based headband which offers real-time feedback about your mind, body, heart and breath. Their flagship device is the Muse 2 headband, released in early 2019. Last January, the company…

Somatix Senses the Dollars

Somatix, a remote patient monitoring startup founded in 2015, announced on December 31st a $4.5 Million Series B funding round, bringing total funding to over $11 Million. The company was recently granted its second patent, which has to do…

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