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'Backpack' Computers Help Scientists Track Wild Animals in Hard-to-Reach Habitats
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'Backpack' Computers Help Scientists Track Wild Animals in Hard-to-Reach Habitats

Researchers have developed wireless network technology that enables the tracking of small animals such as bats by attaching tiny backpacks to them with glue.

D-Wave Offers Free Quantum Computer Access to Anyone Working on Coronavirus Crisis
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D-Wave Offers Free Quantum Computer Access to Anyone Working on Coronavirus Crisis

D-Wave is making made its quantum computers and supportive expertise available for free to researchers and developers working on responses to the coronavirus (COVID...

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...

Graphene Innovation Is Music To Your Ears
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Graphene Innovation Is Music To Your Ears

GraphAudio is looking to commercialize graphene-based technology that could transform devices such as speakers, earbuds, headphones, and other audio technologies...

System Shows Robots How to Set the Dinner Table
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System Shows Robots How to Set the Dinner Table

A system designed by MIT researchers gives robots the ability to weigh many ambiguous requirements to perform complex tasks, such as setting a table.

Summit Supercomputer Identifies Drug Compounds That Could Combat Coronavirus
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Summit Supercomputer Identifies Drug Compounds That Could Combat Coronavirus

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used Summit, the world's most powerful supercomputer, to identify 77 small-molecule drug compounds that might be effective...

Robot Uses Artificial Intelligence and Imaging to Draw Blood
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Robot Uses Artificial Intelligence and Imaging to Draw Blood

Rutgers engineers have created a tabletop medical robot that combines artificial intelligence and near-infrared and ultrasound imaging to draw blood or insert catheters...

Researchers' Materials Show Strange Electron Properties
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Researchers' Materials Show Strange Electron Properties

Researchers have developed a method to observe a new class of topological materials, called Weyl semimetals, with unusual electronic properties that could be useful...

Nanowires Hold Promise for Wearable Tech
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Nanowires Hold Promise for Wearable Tech

Researchers have found a way to have nanowires exhibit current-carrying capacity that exceeds the current density of most semiconducting nanowires.

Engineers Mix and Match Materials to Make New Stretchy Electronics
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Engineers Mix and Match Materials to Make New Stretchy Electronics

A process developed by a team from multiple universities may be the key to manufacturing flexible stacked and three-dimensional electronic structures with multiple...

Machine Learning Models Support Behavioral Practitioners
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Machine Learning Models Support Behavioral Practitioners

Machine learning algorithms are more accurate than dual-criteria methods at supporting the educational and clinical decisions made by teachers, mental-health professionals...

Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity
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Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity

Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and robotic arms with...

Reinventing the Computer With Brain-Inspired Neuromorphic Computing
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Reinventing the Computer With Brain-Inspired Neuromorphic Computing

Brain-inspired neuromorphic computing paves the way forward with new directions in computing hardware, algorithms, architectures, and materials.

Brain-Like Device May Forecast Future of Computer Technology
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Brain-Like Device May Forecast Future of Computer Technology

Researchers at UCLA and Japan's National Institute for Materials Science say their work may revolutionize modern computers.

Meet the Man Behind Japan's Bid to Build the World's Greenest Supercomputer
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Meet the Man Behind Japan's Bid to Build the World's Greenest Supercomputer

Satoshi Matsuoka is leading Japan's Fugaku project, which aims to build one of the fastest and greenest supercomputers in the world.

Machine-Learning Tools Eye Quicker, Cheaper Solar Cell Designs
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Machine-Learning Tools Eye Quicker, Cheaper Solar Cell Designs

Researchers at Iowa State University are developing machine learning tools to help flip the design script and accelerate the development of better solar cells. ...

Team MAVLab Wins $1 Million as Autonomous Drone Racing Champions
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Team MAVLab Wins $1 Million as Autonomous Drone Racing Champions

Team MAVLab, the drone research lab of the Delft University of Technology, won a $1 million cash prize as the leading AlphaPilot team of the 2019 Artificial Intelligence...

Scientists See Useful Defects In Potential New Semiconductor
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Scientists See Useful Defects In Potential New Semiconductor

A research team has reported seeing atomic scale defects in beta gallium oxide that could be useful in the way the semiconductor is deployed and functions.

A Few Cities Have Cornered Innovation Jobs. Can That Be Changed?
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A Few Cities Have Cornered Innovation Jobs. Can That Be Changed?

A report found that 13 innovation industries were mainly sited in a handful of urban areas in the U.S.

The Most Copied StackOverflow Java Code Snippet Contains a Bug
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The Most Copied StackOverflow Java Code Snippet Contains a Bug

The most copied StackOverflow Java code snippet of all time is flawed, the snippet's author says.
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