News of the week selected by Impactscool – May 4th
4 May 2020 | Written by La redazione
Every megabyte transmitted via the Internet, on average, releases 0.6 grams of CO2 into the atmosphere and every day billions of gigabytes pass through the network, for this reason it is essential that large data centers, which manage huge amounts of data, always find ways more sustainable to operate. On the occasion of the 50th Earth Day Google has revealed “Carbon Intelligent” a computing platform for large data centers that moves the execution of many processing activities at times when low-emission energy sources, such as wind and solar, they are more abundant.
Research by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has allowed a patient paralyzed after an accident to regain functionality and sense of touch in one hand thanks to the use of the neural interface. In the study, published in the journal Cell, the researchers describe how their technology exploits neuronal signals so tiny as to make them almost imperceptible, and therefore improves the signals through artificial sensory feedback sent to the participant, resulting in the partial restoration of motor and sensory functions. The system works through a series of electrodes implanted in the brain, specifically in the motor cortex, which collect brain impulses and send them to the muscles, bypassing the damaged part of the spinal cord.
A group of researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology is developing special contact lenses that can monitor blood glucose levels. The device uses a microscopic chip to monitor sugar levels through the blood vessels behind the eyelids and alert the user of potential health emergencies.
Looking for work in this period is not easy, both employers and candidates must get used to using the potential of digital to do what was often done in person before. Linkedin comes to your rescue thanks to a new tool, soon also available in Italian. Through artificial intelligence, it is able to make you a sort of test video interview and to analyze your answers by giving feedback on various key aspects that are evaluated during a job interview.