Month: May 2023

IEEE Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of Philanthropy

Since its launch in 1973, the IEEE Foundation has raised more than US $135 million for more than 250 IEEE programs that improve access to technology, enhance technological literacy, and support education.IEEE’s philanthropic partner is celebrating its 50th anniversary with several events that showcase the profound impact donors around the…
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Can AI and fMRI “Hear” Unspoken Thoughts?

What are the opportunities—and challenges—to be found when AI squares off with functional MRI data? For one, researchers have discovered, reconstructing speech from brain activity seems newly possible—potentially without surgical interventions or other hardware interfaces. The group’s finding, published 1 May in Nature Neuroscience, details the process by which the…
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Australia’s largest hydropower project pushed back two years

Snowy Hydro, the Australian government-owned company behind the country's largest pumped hydro project, has deferred the facility's opening to December 2028.  The Snowy 2.0 pumped storage hydro project in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales is expected to generate 2GW of renewable energy, and provide about 350,000MWh of large-scale…
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