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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.

As Workers Spread Out to Halt the Virus, Robots Fill the Gaps
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As Workers Spread Out to Halt the Virus, Robots Fill the Gaps

Social distancing requires rethinking the layout of workplaces. A new breed of robots can help keep factories and warehouses running.

Tech Helps Animals With Limb Loss Get Back on Their Feet
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Tech Helps Animals With Limb Loss Get Back on Their Feet

University researchers are working with animal sanctuaries and pet owners to find ways to increase the mobility of animals who have lost a limb.

Student Builds Ventilator Prototype Over a Weekend Using Parts From Walmart
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Student Builds Ventilator Prototype Over a Weekend Using Parts From Walmart

Jacob Goodman, a junior at Binghamton University, made a ventilator at his campus residence over a weekend using items he bought at Walmart.

Employers Face Shortages of Tech Gear as Coronavirus Forces Shipment Delays
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Employers Face Shortages of Tech Gear as Coronavirus Forces Shipment Delays

The technology that has enabled the sudden shift to remote work is in short supply.

Ten Free Online CS Courses From Top Universities
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Ten Free Online CS Courses From Top Universities

There are lots of free online computer science courses available from top universities like Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, and others.

'Pandemic Drone' in Development to Detect People Infected With Coronavirus
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'Pandemic Drone' in Development to Detect People Infected With Coronavirus

A 'pandemic drone' to remotely monitor and detect people with infectious respiratory conditions is being developed by the University of South Australia in partnership...

Running an LED In Reverse Could Cool Future Computers
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Running an LED In Reverse Could Cool Future Computers

Researchers at the University of Michigan ran an LED with electrodes reversed in order to cool another device mere nanometers away. The approach could lead to new...
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