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Researchers use machine learning to pull interest signals from readers’ brain waves

by Natasha Lomas, TechCrunch

How will people sift and navigate information intelligently in the future, when there’s even more data being pushed at them? Information overload is a problem we struggle with now, so the need for better ways to filter and triage digital content is only going to step up as the MBs keep piling up.

Researchers in Finland have their eye on this problem and have completed an interesting study that used EEG (electroencephalogram) sensors to monitor the brain signals of people reading the text of Wikipedia articles, combining that with machine learning models trained to interpret the EEG data and identify which concepts readers found interesting. Continue reading Researchers use machine learning to pull interest signals from readers’ brain waves

New leaf-like nano surface could boost solar panel efficiency

by Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch

We often look to nature for tips on how to build better tech, and few things in nature are better at harnessing the power of the sun than the leaves of ordinary plants. Researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland have discovered a way to build coatings that can mimic the surface of the leaves of plants, which could eventually lead to solar panels that lose less of their captured energy to reflection. And that could be very interesting to tech companies, including Tesla. Continue reading New leaf-like nano surface could boost solar panel efficiency