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Harvesting energy from the coldness of the universe

The vast cold space of the universe is a neglected energy source that now can be tapped.

Headlines

UT quantum computing institute doesn’t pick sides
Philips speeds up diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
Sioux expansion builds production abilities
Benelux solar teams fill the podium at European Solar Challenge
Tesla takes battery production in-house to build 25k car
Noldus digs its heels in against damning Amnesty report
Salvia’s neurostimulatory foils raise 26 million

Using AI to streamline remote communication in healthcare

Philips researchers have already been using AI techniques for decades, to automatically scan for diseases in medical images. In a recent project, together with trainees from the PDEng Software Technology program, they explored new possibilities in telehealth and customer support for hospital staff.

In other news

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin unveils lunar lander (The Register)
Tesla big battery delivered a €14 million profit in 2018 (Renew Economy)
Bosch sets goal of being carbon neutral by 2020 (Reuters)

Top jobs

Engineers don’t buy into stories

For technicians to get things done at their work, the logic of their story is of major importance. Jaco Friedrich, the trainer of soft skills and leadership at High Tech Institute, talks about the basics of communicating in the high tech working space.