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Teams Develop Code, Win $535,000 in Space Robotics Challenge
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Teams Develop Code, Win $535,000 in Space Robotics Challenge

NASA has awarded a total of $535,000 to seven teams that competed in the agency's Space Robotics Challenge. The teams developed code to help advance state-of-the...

Compact Amplifier Could Reset Optical Communication
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Compact Amplifier Could Reset Optical Communication

​Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have demonstrated an optical amplifier that offers high performance, is compact enough to integrate into a chip...

Now We're Cooking With Lasers
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Now We're Cooking With Lasers

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have digitized food creation and cooking processes, using 3D printing technology to tailor food shape and texture and lasers...

Robots Readily Adopted In the Aging Workplace, Study Finds
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Robots Readily Adopted In the Aging Workplace, Study Finds

Robots are more widely adopted in places with notably older workers, filling gaps created by a shortage of middle-aged workers in manual production tasks, according...

Robotic 'White Cane' Adds 3D Camera for Navigation Support
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Robotic 'White Cane' Adds 3D Camera for Navigation Support

Researchers equipped a robotic "white cane" with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and an on-board computer to assist blind and visually impaired...

Molecular Device Can Be Reconfigured for Different Computational Tasks
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Molecular Device Can Be Reconfigured for Different Computational Tasks

Researchers have described a molecular device that can be reconfigured multiple times and on the fly for different computational tasks.

Researchers' Nano-Optical Analog Processor Performs Mathematical Operations
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Researchers' Nano-Optical Analog Processor Performs Mathematical Operations

Researchers are exploring the development of a nanophotonic analog processor capable of solving partial differential equations.

Robots and AI Help Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop
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Robots and AI Help Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop

Researchers at Cornell University are using robotics and AI technology to identify grape plants infected with a damaging fungus that attacks wine grapes and other...

Samsung Has Its Own AI-Designed Chip. Soon, Others Will Too
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Samsung Has Its Own AI-Designed Chip. Soon, Others Will Too

Samsung and other chipmakers are using artificial intelligence to automate the complex and subtle process of designing cutting-edge computer chips.

NIST Researchers Tap Ambient Lighting to Recharge Indoor Devices
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NIST Researchers Tap Ambient Lighting to Recharge Indoor Devices

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology are looking to ambient lighting as a potential source of generating small amounts of power for...

Team's Sensor Fit for Smartphones, Autonomous Vehicles
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Team's Sensor Fit for Smartphones, Autonomous Vehicles

A joint research team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology and Sungkyunkwan University has developed a thermal-imaging sensor that can operate at...

Researchers Demo Technique for Recycling Nanowires in Electronics
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Researchers Demo Technique for Recycling Nanowires in Electronics

Researchers at North Carolina State University demonstrated a technique for retrieving nanowires from electronic devices that have reached the end of their utility...

Opening the Gate to the Next Generation of Information Processing
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Opening the Gate to the Next Generation of Information Processing

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have successfully demonstrated a series of benchmark coherent gate operations in hybrid...

Commercial Video Games Could Help Treat Mental Illness, Research Shows
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Commercial Video Games Could Help Treat Mental Illness, Research Shows

Popular video games have the potential to provide low-cost, easy access, effective, and stigma-free support for some mental health issues, according to researchers...

How Software Is Eating the Car
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How Software Is Eating the Car

The trend toward self-driving and electric vehicles will add hundreds of millions of lines of code to cars.

Universities Launch Tropical Data Center Testbed
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Universities Launch Tropical Data Center Testbed

The National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, and other stakeholders have established a US$17.3 million research program to develop green...

Open-Source Tool Helps Design Faster, Energy Efficient Computers
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Open-Source Tool Helps Design Faster, Energy Efficient Computers

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed the OpenCGRA tool to accelerate the design of coarse-grained reconfigurable array (CGRA) chip architectures...

Google Used Reinforcement Learning to Design Next-Gen AI Accelerator Chips
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Google Used Reinforcement Learning to Design Next-Gen AI Accelerator Chips

A team of Google researchers claim they've fine-tuned a technique to automate the placement of on-chip transistors in the design of Google's upcoming Tensor Processing...

Peanut the Waiter Robot Is Proof That Your Job Is Safe
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Peanut the Waiter Robot Is Proof That Your Job Is Safe

Restaurants are struggling to hire people, so one Jersey Shore grill employed a machine. It confirms that humans remain indispensable.

How Shape-Shifting Magnets Could Help Build a Lower-Emission Computer
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How Shape-Shifting Magnets Could Help Build a Lower-Emission Computer

Researchers are working on building computers with magnets, which could fundamentally change how they work and lead to powerful, lower-energy devices.
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