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Rapid 3D-Printing Technique Uses Liquid Metal
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Rapid 3D-Printing Technique Uses Liquid Metal

A 3D-printing technique developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers increases printing speed by using liquid metal.

IBM's Latest Quantum Computing Processor Triples the Qubits of its Predecessor
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IBM's Latest Quantum Computing Processor Triples the Qubits of its Predecessor

It's a step closer to the goal of having a 4,000-plus qubit system by 2025.

Tesla Drivers Become 'Inattentive' When Using Autopilot, Study Finds
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Tesla Drivers Become 'Inattentive' When Using Autopilot, Study Finds

Drivers glanced less at the road and more on "non-driving related areas."

Detroit Lets Automakers Test Smart Parking Technology in Real Garage
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Detroit Lets Automakers Test Smart Parking Technology in Real Garage

The city of Detroit has partnered with Ford and Bosch to establish a Smart Parking Lab in the city's Bedrock Assembly Garage to test autonomous technologies in...

MIT Robot Could Help People with Limited Mobility Dress Themselves
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MIT Robot Could Help People with Limited Mobility Dress Themselves

Researchers designed an algorithm to help a robot efficiently dress a human, theoretically ensuring human safety by reasoning about the human model's uncertainty...

'Blind' Robot Successfully Navigates Stairs
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'Blind' Robot Successfully Navigates Stairs

A "blind" bipedal robot trained in a simulator by Oregon State University (OSU) researchers can negotiate varying terrain, including the climbing of stairs.

Researchers Developed Backpack System to Guide Vision-Impaired Wearers
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Researchers Developed Backpack System to Guide Vision-Impaired Wearers

An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered backpack developed by University of Georgia (UGA) researchers can help vision-impaired wearers navigate their environment...

2020 Put Us On the Edge of a Processor Revolution
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2020 Put Us On the Edge of a Processor Revolution

Upscaled looks back at a big year for CPUs.

Tech's Biggest Winners in 2020
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Tech's Biggest Winners in 2020

This year wasn't all bad.

The LAFD just hired America's first firefighting robot
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The LAFD just hired America's first firefighting robot

On Tuesday, the 3,500-pound RS3 helped to put out a fire in downtown Los Angeles.

Adobe Is Using AI to Catch Photoshopped Images
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Adobe Is Using AI to Catch Photoshopped Images

While picture editors have tweaked images for decades, modern tools like Adobe Photoshop let them alter photos to the point of complete fabrication.

Microsoft's New Coding Language Is Made For Quantum Computers
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Microsoft's New Coding Language Is Made For Quantum Computers

Microsoft is integrating traditional programming languages into a new language that could be used to code instructions for quantum computers.
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