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Engineers Create Single-Step 3D Printing Method to Make Robotic Materials
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Engineers Create Single-Step 3D Printing Method to Make Robotic Materials

University of California, Los Angeles engineers and colleagues designed a one-step three-dimensional printing process for manufacturing robots.

Shedding Light on Linguistic Diversity and Its Evolution
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Shedding Light on Linguistic Diversity and Its Evolution

Researchers have established a global archive of linguistic data to provide new insights into the evolution of the words and sounds of spoken languages.

Stronger Security for Smart Devices
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Stronger Security for Smart Devices

Two new security techniques block power and electromagnetic side-channel attacks targeting analog-to-digital converters in smart devices.

Celebrated AI Learned a New Trick: How To Do Chemistry
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Celebrated AI Learned a New Trick: How To Do Chemistry

Just as the order and spacing of the letters in this article give it sense and message, so the order of the amino acids determines the protein's identity and shape...

Big Tech to Work with EU to Fight Misinformation, Deepfakes
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Big Tech to Work with EU to Fight Misinformation, Deepfakes

Although voluntary, breaking the Code after signing up to it risks an even heavier fine than breaching GDPR rules.

Stanford University Professor Receives ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award
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Stanford University Professor Receives ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award

Mark Horowitz was first to identify the Processor-Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) Interface.

Tech Giants Start Getting Real on AR
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Tech Giants Start Getting Real on AR

Big technology companies are scaling back their plans for augmented reality (AR) devices.

Amazon Will Deliver Packages via Drone for First Time in U.S. Later This Year
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Amazon Will Deliver Packages via Drone for First Time in U.S. Later This Year

Amazon is seeking permission from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and local officials to begin drone deliveries in Lockeford, CA, later this year.

AI Model Tries to Re-create the Mind of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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AI Model Tries to Re-create the Mind of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Researchers at Israeli artificial intelligence company AI21 Labs have developed and released an AI model of late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg....

Soft Robotics is About More than Building Robots
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Soft Robotics is About More than Building Robots

It's also about building nature.

Ministry of Defence Acquires U.K. Government's First Quantum Computer
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Ministry of Defence Acquires U.K. Government's First Quantum Computer

The U.K. Ministry of Defence has acquired that government's first quantum computer from London-based Orca Computing.

Robot Can Find Keys in a Bag by Listening as It Rummages
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Robot Can Find Keys in a Bag by Listening as It Rummages

Stanford University researchers trained a microphone-outfitted robotic arm to locate objects like keys in a handbag by listening for telltale sounds while searching...

How DOJ Took the Malware Fight into Your Computer
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How DOJ Took the Malware Fight into Your Computer

The U.S. Department of Justice increasingly is being allowed to delete malware from Americans' computers without their knowledge or authorization.

China Bank Protest Stopped by Health Codes Turning Red
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China Bank Protest Stopped by Health Codes Turning Red

Bank depositors in China said a protest in Henan province was halted by authorities using COVID surveillance infrastructure to turn health code applications red...

Canadian Internet Outage Attributed to Beaver
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Canadian Internet Outage Attributed to Beaver

The beaver's assault continues a long tradition of animals messing with the cables humans put where they live.

Teslas Running Autopilot Have Been in 273 Crashes in Less Than a Year
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Teslas Running Autopilot Have Been in 273 Crashes in Less Than a Year

Regulators released the first batch of data since mandating that companies such as Tesla report on serious crashes involving their driver-assistance systems.

Why You May Have a Thinking Digital Twin Within a Decade
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Why You May Have a Thinking Digital Twin Within a Decade

Artificial intelligence combined with the Internet of Things allows the digital construction of digital twins that constantly learn from and help improve their...

Alberta Investing C$23 Million Toward U of C's Quantum City
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Alberta Investing C$23 Million Toward U of C's Quantum City

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced that the Canadian province is investing C$23 million (US$17.9 million) in the University of Calgary Quantum City hub....

FDA Warns DNA Sequencing Machines Could Be Hacked
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FDA Warns DNA Sequencing Machines Could Be Hacked

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that certain Illumina DNA-sequencing machines have a software vulnerability that could jeopardize patient data.

Nature Publishes Chinese Scientists' Breakthrough in Quantum Computing
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Nature Publishes Chinese Scientists' Breakthrough in Quantum Computing

The tunable MZM lattice can help overcome environment interference, providing a more reliable, more efficient quantum computing capability.
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