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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

Global semiconductor revenue tops 500 billion this year
Sioux sets up shop in Apeldoorn
Philips and ESI make Comma tool available through Eclipse
Dawn Aerospace validates B20 Thrusters in space
Imec.istart balloons to ‎€30M as maximum investment doubles
Layoffs at Ampleon during surge of RF activities in Nijmegen
Easics eyes expansion and elects a new CEO

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)

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.