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Engineers Create 'Lifelike' Material With Artificial Metabolism
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Engineers Create 'Lifelike' Material With Artificial Metabolism

Engineers have constructed a DNA material with capabilities of metabolism, self-assembly, and organization—three key traits of life.

Building a Printing Press for New Quantum Materials
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Building a Printing Press for New Quantum Materials

Scientists at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory are building a robotic system to enable the design, synthesis, and testing...

Optimizing Network Software to Advance Scientific Discovery
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Optimizing Network Software to Advance Scientific Discovery

Brookhaven Lab collaborated with Columbia University, University of Edinburgh, and Intel to optimize the performance of a 144-node parallel computer and accelerate...

Robots That Can Sort Recycling
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Robots That Can Sort Recycling

MIT CSAIL's "RoCycle" automated recycling system uses in-hand sensors to detect if an object is paper, metal, or plastic.

A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick
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A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick

Plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with...

Ford, UMich Study Whether Flying Cars Would Be Better for Environment
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Ford, UMich Study Whether Flying Cars Would Be Better for Environment

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Co. teamed up to study the environmental impacts of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircrafts, or flying...

Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere
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Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world's first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up in nearly every corner of modern life. ...

Robots Read Feelings With Speed and Accuracy
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Robots Read Feelings With Speed and Accuracy

Researchers at Case Western Reserve are improving the accuracy and speed of robots recognizing facial cues, which could enhance next-generation personalized robots...

Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated
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Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated

In the wake of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes, people are thinking about how much of their air travel is handled by software...

Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military
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Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military

President Donald Trump and his top U.S. military adviser met with Google's CEO about concerns that Silicon Valley's AI collaborations in China may benefit the Chinese...

Wichita State Team Creates Robotic 3D-Printed Hand for Local Boy
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Wichita State Team Creates Robotic 3D-Printed Hand for Local Boy

An engineering team at Wichita State University created a 3D-printed hand for Chase Rawlings, who was born without a fully developed left hand.

Wearable Sensors Mimic Skin to Help With Wound Healing Process
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Wearable Sensors Mimic Skin to Help With Wound Healing Process

Researchers at Binghamton University have developed wearable electrochemical biosensors for a range of human health monitoring applications.

They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option
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They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option

The crashed Lion Air 737 MAX and the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX aircraft had more in common than aircraft design and the apparently malfunctioning flight system...

NASA Cuts to Europa Mission Anger Planetary Scientists
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NASA Cuts to Europa Mission Anger Planetary Scientists

Planetary scientists are angry about NASA's decision to jettison a key instrument from its upcoming mission to Jupiter's moon Europa.

A Robotic Leg Learns to Walk Without Explicit Programming
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A Robotic Leg Learns to Walk Without Explicit Programming

A team of USC researchers have created an AI-controlled robotic limb that can be tripped up and then recover, a task the robot was never explicitly programmed to...

Stanford Helped Pioneer Artificial Intelligence. Now the University Wants to Put Humans at Its Center.
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Stanford Helped Pioneer Artificial Intelligence. Now the University Wants to Put Humans at Its Center.

A Stanford University scientist coined the term artificial intelligence. Others at the university created some of the most significant applications of it, such...

Optimizing the Human-Robot Workplace
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Optimizing the Human-Robot Workplace

An international team will study of how machines and workers will collaborate in 'smart factories' of the future.

Virtual Reality Platforms Emerge as Computer Science Teaching Tool
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Virtual Reality Platforms Emerge as Computer Science Teaching Tool

Schools are beginning to use virtual reality and augmented reality tools with students in computer science lessons, with some classes even teaching students how...

Faster Robots Demoralize Co-Workers
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Faster Robots Demoralize Co-Workers

A research team has found that people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort when competing with and losing to robots in contests for...

iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company
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iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company

After two decades in development, chipmakers are making a costly bet on a technology that will cram even more transistors onto silicon.
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