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Finally, a Useful Application for VR: Training Employees
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Finally, a Useful Application for VR: Training Employees

If you've ever been inside a Walmart during the annual frenzy known as Black Friday, you know there's no way to truly prepare yourself for the crushing crowds and...

Giant Telescope's Mobile-Phone 'Dead Zones' Rile South African Residents
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Giant Telescope's Mobile-Phone 'Dead Zones' Rile South African Residents

A map showing how mobile-phone use might be restricted because of a giant radio telescope in South Africa has angered people who will live near the instrument—deepening...

Q&A: The Ethics of Using Brain Implants to Upgrade Yourself
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Q&A: The Ethics of Using Brain Implants to Upgrade Yourself

Neurotechnology is one of the hottest areas of engineering, and the technological achievements sound miraculous: Paralyzed people have controlled robotic limbs and ...

Motion Sensors Step Toward Low-Cost, High-Performance Wearable Technology
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Motion Sensors Step Toward Low-Cost, High-Performance Wearable Technology

Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated, and...

Wine 'Legs' and Minibot Motors
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Wine 'Legs' and Minibot Motors

The physical phenomenon that helps create wine "legs" can be harnessed to propel tiny motors to carry out tasks on the surface of water, a published report says...

Can Computers Be Creative?
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Can Computers Be Creative?

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have received $900,000 from DARPA to teach computers how to generate original design ideas and then determine if...

Diagnosing Supercomputer Problems
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Diagnosing Supercomputer Problems

A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University have developed a framework that uses machine learning to automatically...

China Pulls Ahead of U.S. in Latest TOP500 List
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China Pulls Ahead of U.S. in Latest TOP500 List

The fiftieth TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world has China overtaking the United States in the total number of ranked systems. The U.S. presence...

How 'Self-Driving' Trucks Connected the Australian Outback
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How 'Self-Driving' Trucks Connected the Australian Outback

The trucks that roam the highways of the Australian outback are a lot bigger than the average 18-wheeler.

SLAC Knows How the Universe Works. Now It's Targeting Your Needs
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SLAC Knows How the Universe Works. Now It's Targeting Your Needs

You could be forgiven for thinking the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's glory days are long over.

More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team Up
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More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team Up

Instead of just fretting about how robots and AI will eliminate jobs, we should explore new ways for humans and machines to collaborate, says Daniela Rus, director...

Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge
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Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge

The results are in from the biggest computer face-recognition contest to date.

The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper
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The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper

For years, Barbara Simons was the loneliest of Cassandras—a technologist who feared what technology had wrought. Her cause was voting: Specifically, she believed...

AI Robots Must Not Have 'Life And Death Powers'
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AI Robots Must Not Have 'Life And Death Powers'

Hundreds of artificial intelligence (AI) experts have called on governments to ban weaponized robots capable of autonomously deciding whether people live or die...

Want to Really Teach a Robot? Command It with VR
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Want to Really Teach a Robot? Command It with VR

Do me a favor and grab and object near you. Anything will do.

The Flat and the Curious
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The Flat and the Curious

Computer simulations are helping researchers overcome the challenge of working with 2-D materials in order to accurately characterize material structures and functions...

Is Technology About to Decimate White-Collar Work?
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Is Technology About to Decimate White-Collar Work?

Kai-Fu Lee, one of China's best-known technologists and investors, thinks artificial intelligence is about to supplant many millions of the country's office workers...

Eugenics 2.0: We're at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More
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Eugenics 2.0: We're at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More

Nathan Treff was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 24. It's a disease that runs in families, but it has complex causes. More than one gene is involved. And the...

Sony's Aibo Robotic Dog Is Back, with Some New Tricks
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Sony's Aibo Robotic Dog Is Back, with Some New Tricks

Sony Corp. is bringing back its iconic robotic dog, aibo.

Building Tomorrow's Robots
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Building Tomorrow's Robots

When Brandon Araki arrived at MIT in 2015 as a master's candidate in mechanical engineering, he brought along the picobug, a tiny robot that can fly, crawl, and...
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