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Using Light to Speed Up Computation
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Using Light to Speed Up Computation

A new type of photonic integrated circuit called a PAXEL, for photonic accelerator, shows promise for high-speed, energy-efficient computing.

Researchers Push to Make Digital Materials Science Vision a Reality
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Researchers Push to Make Digital Materials Science Vision a Reality

"I have a vison of printing an entire robot that would walk off the printer," says Pallavi Dhagat, professor at Oregon State University. She and collaborators at...

Virtual Reality Brings History Class to Life
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Virtual Reality Brings History Class to Life

Students in Gonzaga University Professor Andrew Goldman's History 193 course will be traveling somewhere new, and possibly into the past, most afternoons this fall...

The Next Hot Job: Pretending to Be a Robot
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The Next Hot Job: Pretending to Be a Robot

The proliferation of not-yet-autonomous technologies is driving a tiny but growing need for human robot-minders.

Roaches Help Researchers Steady Staggering Robots
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Roaches Help Researchers Steady Staggering Robots

Researchers at Georgia Tech leveraged the cockroach's superb scurrying skills to create a simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots.

Engineers Make Transistors and Electronic Devices Entirely From Thread
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Engineers Make Transistors and Electronic Devices Entirely From Thread

A team of Tufts University engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices that could be woven into fabric...

A Psychological Approach to Human-Automation Interaction
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A Psychological Approach to Human-Automation Interaction

Nathan Tenhundfeld established the Advanced Teaming, Technology, Automation, and Computing Lab at the University of Alabama in Huntsville to study human-machine...

U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs
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U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked the wages of 22 occupations that rely heavily on computer science and data analysis.

Apple Confirms $1 Million Reward For Anyone Who Can Hack An iPhone
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Apple Confirms $1 Million Reward For Anyone Who Can Hack An iPhone

Apple will offer hackers up to $1 million for finding vulnerabilities in iPhones and Macs. That's the highest bug bounty on offer from any major tech company.

Robotic Cane Shown to Improve Stability in Walking
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Robotic Cane Shown to Improve Stability in Walking

By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane, a team of researchers at Columbia Engineering have transformed it into a robotic device that...

Tokyo Offers $1 Billion Research Grant for Human Augmentation, Cyborg Tech
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Tokyo Offers $1 Billion Research Grant for Human Augmentation, Cyborg Tech

The Japanese government will offer researchers in 25 areas up to $1 billion to develop ambitious human augmentation and cyborg technologies. 

Technician Keeps Computer Made in 1959 Still Humming
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Technician Keeps Computer Made in 1959 Still Humming

Tadao Hamada, a technician at Fujitsu Tokki Systems Ltd., keeps a 60-year-old FACOM128B relay-based computer in working order.

Top Robotics Salaries in the U.S. and India
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Top Robotics Salaries in the U.S. and India

Here's a tour to top robotics salaries in the United States and India.

Virtual Gaming Platform Targets Pharmacy Education
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Virtual Gaming Platform Targets Pharmacy Education

The SimPharm clinical pharmacology gaming platform aims to bridge the gap between classroom learning and patient care.

Robots Alone Can't Solve Amazon's Labor Woes
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Robots Alone Can't Solve Amazon's Labor Woes

As Amazon scrambles to automate its warehouses to boost efficiency, it's creating a new human-robot hybrid workforce.

­CLA Professor Faces Prison for Conspiring to Send ­.S. Missile Chips to China
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­CLA Professor Faces Prison for Conspiring to Send ­.S. Missile Chips to China

Yi-Chi Shih, an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at UCLA, faces 219 years in federal prison for conspiring to export semiconductor chips with military...

Will Your Future Computer Be Made ­sing Bacteria?
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Will Your Future Computer Be Made ­sing Bacteria?

Researchers have developed a novel approach to producing graphene materials in the lab: mixing oxidized graphite with bacteria.

Cyborg-Like Microchip Powered by Living Cells
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Cyborg-Like Microchip Powered by Living Cells

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have developed the first microchip valve powered by living cells.

Robot ­ses Machine Learning to Harvest Lettuce
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Robot ­ses Machine Learning to Harvest Lettuce

Engineers have developed a vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest lettuce, which is challenging to harvest mechanically.
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