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Scientists Develop the Next Generation of Reservoir Computing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: A relatively new type of computing that mimics the way the human brain works was already transforming how scientists could tackle some of the most difficult information processing problems. Now, researchers have found a way to make what is called reservoir computing work between 33 and a million times faster, with significantly ... Read More »

3 ways to test your API with Python

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to unit test code that performs HTTP requests. In other words, you’ll see the art of API unit testing in Python. Unit tests are meant to test a single unit of behavior. In testing, a well-known rule of thumb is to isolate code that reaches external dependencies. Read More »

China Vows End To Building Coal-Fired Power Plants Abroad

Chinese President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday that his country “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad” and plans to boost support for clean energy in developing nations. Axios reports: The pledge, if maintained, would mark a breakthrough in efforts to transition global power away from the most carbon-emitting fuel. Nations, including the U.S., have ... Read More »

US Committee Is Reviewing Zoom’s $14.7 Billion Deal For Five9 On National-Security Grounds

A U.S. government committee is reviewing Zoom’s agreement to acquire cloud contact center software company Five9 for $14.7 billion on national-security grounds. CNBC reports: According to a letter dated Aug. 27, the Federal Communications Commission was asked to refer the case to the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Service Sector. Attorney General Merrick ... Read More »