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Stretchable Sensor Gives Robots, VR a Human Touch
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Stretchable Sensor Gives Robots, VR a Human Touch

Cornell University researchers have developed a fiber-optic sensor that can be use in a stretchable skin to sense deformations like pressure, bending, and strain...

'Most Secure' U.S. Election Not Without Problems
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'Most Secure' U.S. Election Not Without Problems

Although federal officials declared the 2020 presidential election the "most secure in American history," there were still technical problems.

Meat Giant Tyson Girds for Virus Surge, Tracking Covid-19 with Algorithms
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Meat Giant Tyson Girds for Virus Surge, Tracking Covid-19 with Algorithms

Tyson Foods CEO Dean Banks said the U.S. meatpacking company is using infection-tracking algorithms and employee testing to protect workers from a Covid-19 surge...

Boston Dynamics Dog Robot Learns New Tricks on BP Oil Rig
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Boston Dynamics Dog Robot Learns New Tricks on BP Oil Rig

Boston Dynamics is programming its "Spot" dog robot to read gauges, look for corrosion, construct maps, and detect methane leaks.

Don't Fear the Robots, and Other Lessons From a Study of the Digital Economy
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Don't Fear the Robots, and Other Lessons From a Study of the Digital Economy

A task force assembled by MIT examined how technology has changed, and will change, the work force.

How to Make AI Less Biased
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How to Make AI Less Biased

Academic researchers and the technology industry are working to eliminate bias from artificial intelligence systems.

'Robotic Snake' Device Grips, Picks Up Objects
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'Robotic Snake' Device Grips, Picks Up Objects

A soft fabric robotic gripper developed by University of New South Wales Sydney engineers can grasp, pick up, and release fragile objects without breaking them....

A Measure of Smell
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A Measure of Smell

Computer scientists, neurobiologists, and a master-perfumer at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a framework for odors that maps how they are...

Quantum Algorithm Breakthrough
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Quantum Algorithm Breakthrough

City College of New York researchers say they have developed a quantum algorithm with the potential to study a class of many-electron quantums system using quantum...

1 in 5 Consumers Has Avoided Buying a Brand Over Its Data Practices
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1 in 5 Consumers Has Avoided Buying a Brand Over Its Data Practices

Survey finds widespread skepticism over how companies collect and use personal data.

Menace from Space
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Menace from Space

Cosmic rays threaten quantum computation.

 Future Series: Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology and Systemic Risk
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Future Series: Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology and Systemic Risk

Unless action is taken now, by 2025 next generation technology, on which the world will increasingly rely, has the potential to overwhelm the defences of the global...

Computer Scientists Launch Counteroffensive Against Video Game Cheaters
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Computer Scientists Launch Counteroffensive Against Video Game Cheaters

University of Texas at Dallas computer scientists have developed a countermeasure against video game cheaters.

Massachusetts Earns Top Marks for Technology-Focused Economy
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Massachusetts Earns Top Marks for Technology-Focused Economy

The Milken Institute's biennial State Technology and Science Index names Massachusetts, Colorado, and California as having the greatest science and technology capabilities...

Walmart, Cruise Launch Pilot to Deliver Orders via Self-Driving Cars
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Walmart, Cruise Launch Pilot to Deliver Orders via Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicle startup Cruise has announced a partnership with Walmart to deliver orders from a Scottsdale, AZ, Walmart store to local customers' homes.

Study Outlines Steps Higher Education Should Take to Prepare Quantum Workforce
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Study Outlines Steps Higher Education Should Take to Prepare Quantum Workforce

Researchers interviewed managers at quantum technology companies to determine how U.S. colleges and universities could help prepare the workforce for quantum technology...

Training Facial Recognition on Some New Furry Friends: Bears
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Training Facial Recognition on Some New Furry Friends: Bears

Silicon Valley software developers have trained facial recognition technology to monitor individual bears, as part of a project called BearID.

Sensor for Smart Textiles Survives Washing Machine, Cars, Hammers
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Sensor for Smart Textiles Survives Washing Machine, Cars, Hammers

Researchers have developed a strain sensor for use in smart textiles and soft robotic systems that is extremely resilient.

AI Pioneer Recognized for Outstanding Contribution to Computing
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AI Pioneer Recognized for Outstanding Contribution to Computing

Imperial Vice-Provost professor Nick Jennings and University of Oxford professors Ian Horrocks and Michael Wooldridg have been awarded the Lovelace Medal of the...

Implantable Device Can Monitor, Treat Heart Disease
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Implantable Device Can Monitor, Treat Heart Disease

Researchers designed a rubbery bioelectronic cardiac patch that can be implanted on the heart to monitor its health. 
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