South Australia’s big battery slashes $40m from grid control costs in first year

South Australia’s big battery has outperformed expectations in its first 12 months, saving almost $40 million in grid stabilisation costs and helping prevent blackouts.

Source: South Australia’s big battery slashes $40m from grid control costs in first year

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Four billion people lack an address. Machine learning could change that. – MIT Technology Review

Researchers at MIT and Facebook are proposing a new way to generate street addresses by extracting roads from satellite images.

Source: Four billion people lack an address. Machine learning could change that. – MIT Technology Review

Macron and tech giants launch ‘Paris call’ to fix internet ills | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – France and U.S. technology giants including Microsoft (MSFT.O) on Monday urged world governments and companies to sign up to a new initiative to regulate the internet and fight threats such as cyber attacks, online censorship and hate speech.

Source: Macron and tech giants launch ‘Paris call’ to fix internet ills | Reuters

A cyber-skills shortage means students are being recruited to fight off hackers – MIT Technology Review

Students with little or no cybersecurity knowledge are being paired with easy-to-use AI software that lets them protect their campus from attack.

Source: A cyber-skills shortage means students are being recruited to fight off hackers – MIT Technology Review

A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute – MIT Technology Review

A manufacturing trick with magnetic fields produces a battery that may discharge fast enough to get an aircraft off the ground.

Source: A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute – MIT Technology Review