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Robots to Help Children With Disabilities Touch the Outside World
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Robots to Help Children With Disabilities Touch the Outside World

A team of University of California researchers is working to improve telepresence robots and the algorithms that drive them to help children with disabilities stay...

How Is China Finding the Talent to Become a Self-Reliant Chipmaker?
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How Is China Finding the Talent to Become a Self-Reliant Chipmaker?

The rapid development of the integrated circuit industry in China means high demand for skilled staff. The industry now has a huge labor gap, lacking 320,000 qualified...

Chinese Scientist Claims to Have Built 60-Qubit Quantum Computer
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Chinese Scientist Claims to Have Built 60-Qubit Quantum Computer

Pan Jianwei, a physicist at the University of Science and Technology of China, claims to have built a quantum computer with 60 qubits.

Former IT Director Gets Jail Time for Selling Cisco Gear on eBay
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Former IT Director Gets Jail Time for Selling Cisco Gear on eBay

A former IT security director in South Carolina was sentenced this week to two years in federal prison for taking government-owned networking equipment and selling...

Researchers Build Mechanical Memory Board Using Origami
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Researchers Build Mechanical Memory Board Using Origami

Researchers have constructed a mechanical binary switch using origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, and put several switches together to build a functioning...

Short on Workers, Shippers Have Robots Pick Up the Slack
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Short on Workers, Shippers Have Robots Pick Up the Slack

The COVID-19 pandemic and the explosion in demand for home-delivered goods means FedEx and other shippers are pushing the limits of what robotic arms can do.

Microfluidic Chip Sensor Makes Swimming Pools Safer
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Microfluidic Chip Sensor Makes Swimming Pools Safer

A microchip that enables continuous monitoring of pH and chlorine levels in swimming pools will improve water safety and hygiene by aiding pool chemistry and pool...

Driverless Cars Set to Race at Indy Speedway
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Driverless Cars Set to Race at Indy Speedway

More than three dozen universities from around the world have signed up for the Indy Autonomous Challenge, a race to be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

NUS Researchers Give Robots Sensing Abilities to Carry Out Complex Tasks
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NUS Researchers Give Robots Sensing Abilities to Carry Out Complex Tasks

A robotic system developed by NUS researchers comprising neural networks, electronic skin, and vision sensors opens the door for smarter robots.

Enigma Code-Breaking Machine Rebuilt at Cambridge
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Enigma Code-Breaking Machine Rebuilt at Cambridge

University of Cambridge alumnus Hal Evans has built a fully-functioning replica of a 1930s Polish cyclometer — an electromechanical cryptologic device that was...

Developer Makes Miniature Model of IBM 1401 Mainframe Computer
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Developer Makes Miniature Model of IBM 1401 Mainframe Computer

Nicolas Temese built a miniature version of the IBM 1401 computer system from scratch. The finished model will go to the Computer History Museum.

Chinese Researchers Explore Possible Carbon Nanotube-Based Chips
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Chinese Researchers Explore Possible Carbon Nanotube-Based Chips

Chinese researchers are making progress in using carbon nanotube arrays as alternatives to silicon in large-scale integrated circuits.

Researchers' Paper-Thin Gallium Oxide Transistor Handles More Than 8,000 Volts
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Researchers' Paper-Thin Gallium Oxide Transistor Handles More Than 8,000 Volts

Electrical engineers at the University at Buffalo are developing a gallium oxide-based transistor that's paper-thin and able to handle more than 8,000 volts.

Dutch Restaurant Will Reopen With Robot Waiters
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Dutch Restaurant Will Reopen With Robot Waiters

Two robots will greet customers, serve food, and observe social distancing at the Royal Palace when the restaurant reopens in Renesse, the Netherlands.

Texas Instruments Makes It Harder to Run Programs on Its Calculators
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Texas Instruments Makes It Harder to Run Programs on Its Calculators

Texas Instruments is pulling support for assembly- and C-based programs on the TI-84 Plus CE calculator and its French counterpart. The move is meant to prevent...

All-Girl Robotics Team in Afghanistan Works On Low-Cost Ventilator . . . With Car Parts
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All-Girl Robotics Team in Afghanistan Works On Low-Cost Ventilator . . . With Car Parts

A group of teenage girls in Afghanistan are trying to build a mechanized, hand-operated ventilator for coronavirus patients, using a design from MIT and parts from...

Aurora Workshop Helps Researchers Prep for Exascale Computing
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Aurora Workshop Helps Researchers Prep for Exascale Computing

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility held its third workshop to ready users for the 2021 arrival of the Aurora exascale system.

Germ-Zapping Robots Deactivate SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces in Two Minutes
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Germ-Zapping Robots Deactivate SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces in Two Minutes

The LightStrike disinfection robot is a pulsed xenon UV disinfection system that destroys SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, in two minutes achieving a...

Firms That Move Quickly to Add Robots Also Add Workers, Study Finds
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Firms That Move Quickly to Add Robots Also Add Workers, Study Finds

Study finds manufacturing companies that are quick to automate can thrive, but overall employment drops.
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