Advance could enable artificial intelligence on household appliances while enhancing data security and energy efficiency — ScienceDaily

Deep learning is everywhere. This branch of artificial intelligence curates your social media and serves your Google search results. Soon, deep learning could also check your vitals or set your thermostat. MIT researchers have developed a system that could bring deep learning neural networks to new — and much smaller — places, like the tiny computer chips in wearable medical devices, household appliances, and the 250 billion other objects that constitute the “internet of things” (IoT).

The system, called MCUNet, designs compact neural networks that deliver unprecedented speed and accuracy for deep learning on IoT devices, despite limited memory and processing power. The technology could facilitate the expansion of the IoT universe while saving energy and improving data security.

The research will be presented at next month’s Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. The lead author is Ji Lin, a PhD student in Song Han’s lab in MIT’s Department of

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Chinese rocket firm Galactic Energy succeeds with first orbital launch, secures funding

HELSINKI — Chinese rocket firm Galactic Energy successfully sent a small satellite into orbit Saturday with the first launch of its Ceres-1 launch vehicle.

The Ceres-1 four-stage solid rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center near the Gobi Desert at 2:12 a.m. Eastern Saturday.

First indications of launch came from spectators posting footage on Chinese social media. Chinese state media announced launch success around 30 minutes later.

The 50-kilogram Tianqi-11 satellite was sent into a 500-kilometer Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO). Shanghai ASES Spaceflight Technology Co. Ltd., developed the satellite, nominally part of the Tianqi (“Apocalypse”) narrowband Internet of Things constellation for Beijing Guodian Gaoke Technology Co. Ltd. 

The successful mission means Galactic Energy becomes the second nominally private Chinese launch company to reach orbit.

Chinese NewSpace boost

Galactic Energy is the fourth Chinese private launch company overall to make an orbital launch attempt, all with light-lift solid launchers. Landspace

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China new energy shares, Apple suppliers lead gains as U.S. election result awaited

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s new energy shares and Apple suppliers led the gains in the A-share market on Thursday, while defence companies lost ground, as early returns from the U.S. election pointed to a win for Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

While analysts expect little change in U.S. policy toward China whatever the outcome, a Biden administration is expected to bring a more nuanced, multilateral approach to trade and a less hawkish foreign policy toward developments in the Taiwan Strait.

Democrat Joe Biden on Wednesday predicted a U.S. election win over President Donald Trump after pivotal victories in Michigan and Wisconsin, while the Republican incumbent sought to offset a narrowing path to re-election with lawsuits and demands for a recount.


China’s Apple suppliers have been sensitive to the ups and downs in the Sino-U.S. trade war, reflecting concerns of possible Chinese restrictions on U.S. tech firms including the

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New energy vehicles to make up 20% of China’s new car sales by 2025

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Sales of electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen-powered vehicles in China, the world’s biggest auto market, are forecast to rise to 20% of overall new car sales by 2025 from just 5% now, the State Council said on Monday.

Sales of so-called new energy vehicles (NEV), which include battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will rise as China’s NEV industry has improved their technology and competitiveness, the State Council, China’s cabinet, said in a policy paper as part of the release of the country’s 14th five-year plan through to 2025.

The State Council advocated for significant improvements in the technologies of China’s electric vehicle components and building more efficient electric vehicle charging and battery swapping networks to make electric vehicles more convenient.

The paper also said the Chinese government will improve the green car quota system to guide automakers to make more environmentally friendly vehicles after

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Eco Wave Power Develops a Game-Changing Wave Energy Power Plant Verification and Maintenance Software

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Swedish wave energy company, Eco Wave Power (EWPG Holding AB; ECOWVE) , develops a new software for real-time production verification. In addition to guaranteeing production efficiency, it also allows for the timely maintenance of the wave energy power plants.

The company’s R&D and engineering department used extensive analysis of the global wave energy industry and found a strong need for the possibility of real-time production verification, which shall have significant impact on the possibility of the wave energy sector to secure debt financing and also impact on maintenance processes, including cost minimisation and duration.

The ensuing research focused on developing a computer system connected to a wave measuring technology on the one side and to the wave energy conversion unit, on the other side. The aim of which will be to provide a complete and fast live report of the current efficiency status

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Enersinc Switches to the Gurobi Optimizer to Boost the Power of Its Energy Market Software Solutions

Enersinc decides to switch to give customers access to the market-leading mathematical optimization solver technology and support

Gurobi Optimization, LLC today announced that Enersinc – a Colombia-based firm that specializes in developing software solutions for companies in the energy industry – has decided to switch from its legacy mathematical optimization solver to the Gurobi Optimizer. With Gurobi’s state-of-the-art solver powering Enersinc’s suite of energy market software solutions, Enersinc’s customers will be able to more effectively utilize mathematical optimization to improve energy resource utilization and revenue growth, and reduce strategic risk and operating costs.

After a rigorous testing and evaluation process, Enersinc – which had been embedding another commercial solver in its software solutions ever since the company was founded in 2011 – decided to switch to the Gurobi Optimizer. There were three main drivers of this decision to switch:

  • Superior solver speed and robustness: With the Gurobi Optimizer –

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NextEra Energy Partners, LP third-quarter 2020 financial results available on partnership’s website

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) has posted its third-quarter 2020 financial results in a news release available on the partnership’s website by accessing the following link:

Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy Partners, Rebecca Kujawa, chief financial officer of NextEra Energy Partners, and other members of the senior management team will discuss the third-quarter 2020 financial results during an investor presentation to be webcast live, beginning at 9 a.m. ET today. The listen-only webcast will be available on NextEra Energy Partners’ website by accessing the following link: Results for NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) also will be discussed during the same investor presentation. A replay will be available for 90 days by accessing the same link as listed above.

NextEra Energy Partners, LP
NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) is

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Georgia Power launches new careers website for students as part of Careers in Energy Week

ATLANTA, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Georgia Power is joining electrical utilities across the country to highlight Careers in Energy Week, October 19-23. As part of this year’s efforts, the company is launching, a new career website where high school students, recent graduates and career influencers can explore energy careers. 

Careers in Energy Week is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness of energy careers and their importance to our communities, state and nation.

Visitors to the site can find details on careers in power generation, transmission and operations as well as technical training, certification programs and aptitude assessments to help them prepare for career success.

“At Georgia Power, we are committed to investing in programs and resources that help build a talent pipeline to support our state’s growing economy,” said Joseph Lillyblad, Georgia Power education and workforce development manager. “The energy industry and its skilled lineworkers,

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Mitsubishi Electric to Launch “EcoAdviser” AI-enabled Energy Software

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that the company’s new EcoAdviser data-analysis and diagnostic software (MES3-EAP1-AI) for increased energy savings at manufacturing facilities will be released on October 26. The innovative new software uses Mitsubishi Electric’s Maisart ®* -branded artificial-intelligence (AI) technology for highly effective energy-saving functions, such as identifying energy losses, diagnosing potential energy-loss factors and quantifying the expected effects of energy-saving measures.

Energy efficiency and energy conservation continue to gain importance as the monetary and environmental costs of energy steadily rise. To mitigate such costs, new technologies such as AI and the Internet of Things (IoT) are expected to help realize effective energy-saving solutions at production sites. Mitsubishi Electric’s new EcoAdviser software will provide energy-saving data analysis and diagnostics-based recommendations that go beyond

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