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Handwashing Robot Helps Schoolkids Make a Clean Break with Bad Habits
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Handwashing Robot Helps Schoolkids Make a Clean Break with Bad Habits

A robot which encourages kids to wash their hands has helped pupils at a remote Indian primary school take a fresh approach to hygiene.

Security In a Heartbeat
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Security In a Heartbeat

Sandia National Laboratories is collaborating with Aquila Inc. to develop and test a biometric security system based on the human heartbeat.

Sci-Fi No More: Creations to Address Societal Dilemmas
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Sci-Fi No More: Creations to Address Societal Dilemmas

Artificial intelligence, 5G wireless networks, and other technologies can be harnessed to address social challenges unique to Japan, says Yoichi Ochiai of the University...

Online Tool Helps Guide Wildlife Repopulation Efforts
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Online Tool Helps Guide Wildlife Repopulation Efforts

An interactive online tool tells Cornell Wildlife Health Lab scientists exactly how many plants or animals they need to introduce into a habitat in order to establish...

VR Reduces Leg Muscle Pain During High Intensity Cycling
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VR Reduces Leg Muscle Pain During High Intensity Cycling

High intensity cycling is less painful when combined with virtual reality, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.

Facial Recognition System Will Improve Classroom Attendance, Chinese University Says
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Facial Recognition System Will Improve Classroom Attendance, Chinese University Says

A university official says the facial recognition system will monitor attendence and determine if students are listening to lectures, checking their phones, or...

Coalition to Build Data Set for Deepfake Detection Challenge
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Coalition to Build Data Set for Deepfake Detection Challenge

Facebook, Microsoft, the Partnership on AI, and academics from leading universities are coming together to build a dataset for the Deepfake Detection Challenge....

Virtual Reality Brings History Class to Life
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Virtual Reality Brings History Class to Life

Students in Gonzaga University Professor Andrew Goldman's History 193 course will be traveling somewhere new, and possibly into the past, most afternoons this fall...

The Next Hot Job: Pretending to Be a Robot
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The Next Hot Job: Pretending to Be a Robot

The proliferation of not-yet-autonomous technologies is driving a tiny but growing need for human robot-minders.

Using Virtual Assistants To Tackle Emergencies In Space
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Using Virtual Assistants To Tackle Emergencies In Space

A team of Texas A&M engineering researchers has been awarded over $1 million from NASA to study the impact of using virtual assistants to support crew members on...

A Psychological Approach to Human-Automation Interaction
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A Psychological Approach to Human-Automation Interaction

Nathan Tenhundfeld established the Advanced Teaming, Technology, Automation, and Computing Lab at the University of Alabama in Huntsville to study human-machine...

You Can Now Practice Firing Someone in VR
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You Can Now Practice Firing Someone in VR

Virtual reality workplace training provider Talespin has developed virtual characters to train people in soft management skills such as firing employees.    ...

U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs
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U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked the wages of 22 occupations that rely heavily on computer science and data analysis.

Summer Camps Use Facial Recognition So Parents Can Watch From Home
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Summer Camps Use Facial Recognition So Parents Can Watch From Home

Summer camps are using facial recognition technology to allow parents to see what their children are up to while they are away from home.

Robotic Cane Shown to Improve Stability in Walking
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Robotic Cane Shown to Improve Stability in Walking

By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane, a team of researchers at Columbia Engineering have transformed it into a robotic device that...

Tokyo Offers $1 Billion Research Grant for Human Augmentation, Cyborg Tech
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Tokyo Offers $1 Billion Research Grant for Human Augmentation, Cyborg Tech

The Japanese government will offer researchers in 25 areas up to $1 billion to develop ambitious human augmentation and cyborg technologies. 

How to Spot A Fake Smile? Ask A Computer
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How to Spot A Fake Smile? Ask A Computer

Researchers at the University of Bradford have developed computer software that can spot false facial expressions.

What Makes You Work Harder? Strap On a Sensor and Find Out
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What Makes You Work Harder? Strap On a Sensor and Find Out

Wearable technology is already used to enhance the performance and safety of workers in a number of fields, and white-collar professionals could be next.

Virtual Gaming Platform Targets Pharmacy Education
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Virtual Gaming Platform Targets Pharmacy Education

The SimPharm clinical pharmacology gaming platform aims to bridge the gap between classroom learning and patient care.
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